Friday, October 16, 2009

Anna Kravtchenko - Chopin, Beethoven and Haydn

Anna Kravtchenko's playing is a reminder of all that pianism should be, in an age of idiot savant barnstormers. It's intelligent, nuanced, with a warm, bell-like tone.

But in case you think I exaggerate, let me quote from the New York Times critic, Harold Schonberg:


"Anna Kravtchenko reminded old-timers on the jury of Guiomar Novaes, the late Brazilian pianist whose radiant sound and poetical interpretations could sometimes reduce audience to tears."

And here she is in a wonderful recital from Dutch radio:


Haydn - Sonate in E, Hob. XVI.13 'Divertimento' Moderato   
Haydn - Sonate in E, Hob. XVI.13 'Divertimento' Menuet   
Haydn - Sonate in E, Hob. XVI.13 'Divertimento' Finale: Presto   
Chopin - Sonate No  3 in b minor, op. 58 Allegro maestoso   
Chopin - Sonate No  3 in b minor, op. 58 Molto vivace   
Chopin - Sonate No  3 in b minor, op. 58 Largo   
Chopin - Sonate No  3 in b minor, op. 58 Finale Presto non tanto   
Beethoven - Sonate No  30 in E, op. 109 Vivace ma non troppo   
Beethoven - Sonate No  30 in E, op. 109 Prestissimo   
Beethoven - Sonate No  30 in E, op. 109 Thema Variazioni   
Chopin - Sonate No  2 in bes, op. 35 'Marche funèbre' Grave - Doppip movimento   
Chopin - Sonate No  2 in bes, op. 35 'Marche funèbre' Scherzo - Presto ma non troppo   
Chopin - Sonate No  2 in bes, op. 35 'Marche funèbre' Marche funebre   
Chopin - Sonate No  2 in bes, op. 35 'Marche funèbre' Finale - Presto   
Chopin - Prelude op. 28 No  15 in D flat "raindrop" - Sostenuto   


Recorded at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, 15 Jan 2006


Enjoy


http://rapidshare.com/files/105796998/Kravtchenko.zip.001

http://rapidshare.com/files/105797851/Kravtchenko.zip.002

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