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Elisso Bolkvadze plays Prokofiev and Schubert
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Elisso Bolkvadze plays Prokofiev and Schubert

Prokofiev, the temperamental St Petersburg firebrand, and Schubert, the quiet revolutionary from Vienna – an intelligent and exciting combination. The pianist Elisso Bolkvadze, an UNESCO Artist for Peace and a superstar in her native Georgia, presents Prokofiev’s Second Piano Sonata and Schubert’s Impromptus D 899 in glowing and lyrical interpretations. more...

Elisso Bolkvadze

Sergei Prokofiev | Franz Schubert

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​Sergei Prokofiev and Franz Schubert - a highly intelligent combination, highlighting the position of the two composers between tradition and innovation. Prokofiev's sonata oeuvre is significantly more present in Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union than in Central Europe where, at best, his Seventh Sonata is only occasionally programmed. Yet with his nine completed sonatas, spanning his career from his youth up to the period shortly before his death in 1953, Prokofiev created a musical cosmos similar in range to Shostakovich's string quartets. Hailing from the Georgian capital Tbilisi, Elisso Bolkvadze has chosen the Second Sonata (1912), where Prokofiev adopts an incredibly delicate tone which, at the same time, appears aggressive in its motoric energy, reflecting the modernist spirit of the Russian capital of St Petersburg before the First World War.

Elisso Bolkvadze has complemented this with Schubert's four Impromptus D899, a popular cycle whose innovation is often underestimated. For, alongside his great piano sonatas, Schubert always put new forms to the test with compact, and sometimes also programmatic, messages. This also holds true for the Impromptus, where pure colour is combined with lyrical, dramatic and gestural aspects.

Georgian pianist Elisso Bolkvadze was selected as a UNESCO Artist for Peace in January 2015. She has won numerous international piano competitions, including the Van Cliburn, Vianna da Motta and Dublin International Piano Competitions. She is regularly invited to perform as a soloist alongside international orchestras, and also gives recitals in major concert halls across Europe and the United States. A superstar in her home country, she was awarded the prestigious national "Medal of Honour of the Georgian Government" in 1993. In 2013, Elisso Bolkvadze founded her own charitable foundation, "Lyra", which supports talented young Georgian pianists. She is the Artistic Director of the Batumi Music Festival in Georgia.

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    Pas pour Elisso Bolkvadze que je suis si heureux de retrouver dans ce disque où elle fait le grand écart entre Prokofiev et Schubert. Son jeu ample, profond et pourtant alerte, ses timbres si nourris qu’elle hérita de Tatiana Nikolayeva, mais sa touche si fusante tombent parfaitement dans l’écriture iconoclaste qui fait tout le sel de cette grande Sonate – près de vingt minutes – constituée par quatre pièces de caractère dont il faut pouvoir capturer les humeurs. …

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    Graffman, Richter, Glemser and many others have offered fine accounts of this sonata, but this one by Bolkvadze is also a worthy entry, particularly notable for its highly imaginative third movement. Prokofiev mavens will certainly want this.…

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Elisso Bolkvadze plays Prokofiev and Schubert (audite 97.719)

article number: 97.719
EAN barcode: 4022143977199
price group: BCA
release date: 14. August 2015
total time: 48 min.

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