Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 5 & Klavierstucke, Opp. 116-119 / Kopachevsky

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This release presents a musical portrait of Johannes Brahms in piano works from his early and later years. The Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5 is a masterpiece. Here Brahms is at his most passionate, impulsive and grandiose, a young hero about to conquer the world. Skipping several decades we enter the world of late Brahms, here the passion is tinged with a sweet melancholy, reflective and resigned. Brahms called his later Klavierstücke “Wiegenlieder meiner Schmerz” (Lullabies of my sorrow). Young Russian pianist Philipp Kopachevsky’s musical intuition is the key to enter the musical world of Brahms, his quasi improvisatory playing makes the music come to life under his hands. His sound, from a thundering heroism to a murmuring chiaroscuro, touches the listener’s soul directly. Philipp Kopachevsky is one of the most remarkable pianists of the younger generation. Winner of several international competitions he is in much demand as a soloist, having played with conductors like Rostropovich, Gergiev, Spivakov, Pletnev and many others. This is Philipp Kopachevsky’s third album for Piano Classics. His first CD received rave reviews: “..a rare discovery…extraordinary talent…a great musician..” (Piano World) “..technical mastery and deeply searching musicality…a must…6 Stars..” (Piano News Germany) “…Kopachevsky’s hands communicate real musical thought, he adds a touch of intensity to every bar..personal and intriguing…” (Fanfare)

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: PCL10141

  • UPC: 5029365101417

  • Label: Piano Classics

  • Composer: Johannes Brahms

  • Performer: Philipp Kopachevsky