Bortkiewicz: Complete Piano Music / Trapman

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A composer-pianist after his time, Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877-1952) continued to write music in the post-Romantic Russian tradition well into the 20th century: based on Liszt and Chopin, influenced by Tchaikovsky and Russian folklore, and insulated from Modernism. His craftsmanship was meticulous, his imagination colorful and sensitive, his piano writing as idiomatic as one would expect from a performer coached in the grand manner of 19th-century virtuosity. His voice is strongly established in even his early works: preludes, studies and ballades followed, as well as two grandiloquent sonatas. Many of Bortkiewicz’s manuscripts ended up in the possession of his good friend, the Dutch pianist Hugo van Dalen. In time the Dutch Musical Institute acquired them and engaged Klaas Trapman to make these recordings between 2002 and 2006. Reissued here complete, they are complemented by new and detailed booklet notes from the Bortkiewicz scholar Wouter Kalkman. For Trapman himself, this project was a labor of love: ‘Bortkiewicz has his own personal voice,’ he remarked in an interview. ‘It is the atmosphere of deep nostalgia, the longing for past joys. This emotional side, blended with his strong melodic gifts, makes his music attractive and appealing to many listeners.’



Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: PCL10163


  • UPC: 5029365101639


  • Label: Piano Classics


  • Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz



Works:


  1. Morceaux (3) for piano, Op. 24

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  2. Morceaux (3) for Piano, Op. 6

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  3. Ein Roman für Klavier, Op. 35

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  4. Minuit for Piano, Op. 5

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  5. Sonata for Piano no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 60

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  6. Preludes (2) for piano, Op. 66

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  7. Preludes (7) for Piano, Op. 40

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  8. Im 3/4 Takt, Op. 48

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  9. Preludes (6) for Piano, Op. 13

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  10. Pensées Lyriques (6), for piano, Op. 11

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  11. Morceaux (4) for Piano, Op. 65

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  12. Impressions for piano, Op. 4

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  13. Etudes (10) for Piano, Op. 15

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  14. Sonata for Piano in B major, Op. 9

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  15. Ballade for Piano in C sharp minor, Op. 42

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  16. Elégie for Piano in C sharp major, Op. 46

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  17. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 27

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  18. Kindheit, for piano, Op. 39

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  19. Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 10

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  20. Lyrica Nova, Op. 59

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  21. Lamentations (4) and Consolations (4), Op. 17

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  22. Marionettes, for piano, Op. 54

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  23. Morceaux (3) for Piano, Op. 12

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  24. Morceaux (4) for Piano, Op. 3

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  25. Aus Meiner Kindheit, Op. 14

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  26. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 33

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  27. Aus Meiner Kindheit, Op. 14

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz


  28. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 33

    Composer: Sergei Bortkiewicz