1. Prélude in G - Flat Major, Op. 23: No. 10
2. Prélude In G - Sharp Minor, Op. 32: No. 12
3. Prélude In D Major, Op. 23: No. 4 4:11
4. Etude-Tableau in A Minor, Op. 39: No. 6
5. Etude-Tableau in A Minor, Op. 39: No. 2
6. Etude-Tableau in E - Flat Minor, Op. 39: No. 5
7. Moment Musicaux in E Minor, Op. 16: No. 4
8. Moment Musicaux in B - Flat Minor, Op. 16: No. 1
9. Piano Sonata No. 2 In B Flat Minor, Op. 36
An album with extraordinary, improvised interpretations of both old jazz classics and
a selection of lesser known gems.
The album title alludes to the art of making each individual piano sound optimal through the right touch, hence ‘Friendly fingers’.
The two recording sessions took place in April and May 2022 at RMV Studios Skeppsholmen, Stockholm.
An Evening with Sergei Rachmaninoff and Christina Grigoryants’ is dedicated to one of the last great musical Romantics.
The programme features some of Rachmaninoff’s most interesting and dynamic compositions including selections from his Preludes, Moments Musical and Etudes Tableaux, and concludes with an outstanding performance of the composer’s rarely played and most demanding works, the original 1913 version of his Piano Sonata No.2.
Preludierna: Opus 23 - No 10 in Gb major • Opus 32 - No 12 in G# minor • Opus 32 - No 2 in Bb minor • Opus 23 - No.5 in G minor • Opus 23 - No 4 in D major. Études Tableaux, Opus 39: No 6 in A minor • No 1 in C minor • No 2 in A minor • No 5 in Eb minor. Moments Musicaux Opus 16: No 4 in E minor Paus • No 1 in Bb minor • Piano Sonata No.2 - the 1913 original edition
In the Spirit of the Masters’ is an exciting and eclectic programme of specially selected musical works from a wide-ranging body of composers, including Bach, Brubeck, Gershwin, Lord and Rodrigo.
The recital features unique, exhilarating and absorbing extended improvisations based on the originals.
Christina Grigoryants introduces each piece and discusses their background and her relationship to the music.
Dave Brubeck - Home At Last - Southern Scene • Antônio Carlos Jobim - The Girl from Ipanema • J.S Bach - Siciliana (flöjtsonat i Gm) • Jon Lord - Telemann Experiment • Dave Brubeck - Blue Shadows in the Streets - Blue Rondo à la Turk George Gershwin - The Man I love - Three preludes - Rhapsody In Blue (för solo framträdande i Bbmaj) • Joaquín Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez.
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