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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Sergei Rachmaninov: The Seasons & Variations on a Theme of Corelli

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Sergei RachmaninovThe Seasons & Variations on a Theme of Corelli

After the successful release of Grieg’s “Lyric Pieces” Japanese pianist Hideyo Harada now presents her second SACD. It unites two strikingly different cycles: Tchaikovsky’s musical poetry and Rachmaninov’s virtuosic art , which enabled him to create an entire cosmos of musical...more

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Sergei Rachmaninov

"Two great Russian piano masterpieces in a subtle and soulful recording. Hideyo Harada offers a reading that thrills." (Gramophone)

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TchaikovskyThe Seasons Op. 37b Hideyo Harada

RachmaninovVariations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42 Hideyo Harada

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After the successful release of Grieg’s “Lyric Pieces” Japanese pianist Hideyo Harada now presents her second SACD. It unites two strikingly different cycles: Tchaikovsky’s musical poetry and Rachmaninov’s virtuosic art, which enabled him to create an entire cosmos of musical characters and dramatic tension from a single theme. The interpretation is characterized by finely wrought detail and a profound grasp of internal relationships and larger shape. Virtuosity serves expressive intensity in a recording that offers fresh interpretations while remaining faithful to the spirit of each composer.

The Japanese pianist employs flexible tempi – almost reminiscent of respiration – and finely shaded dynamics to plastically shape each detail of Tchaikovsky’s Seasons, disclosing unexpected connections between movements. Tchaikovsky did not compose his twelve miniatures on the months of the year as a unified cycle. In this recording, they nonetheless become stages in a vivid musical narrative.
In Rachmaninov’s Corelli Variations, the work’s overarching organization and dramatic conception are brought into high relief. Particularly in this virtuosic and demanding work, Harada‘s sovereign technique becomes a means of intense and lively expressiveness.

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Kulimu
Kulimu | 35. Jg. Heft 1 | Thomas Schulz | July 1, 2009 Interessante Werkkombination

Die japanische Pianistin Hideyo Harada gehört zu den in Deutschland eherMehr lesen

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American Record Guide | Mai/Juni 2009 | Vroon | May 1, 2009

New recordings of this keep coming, and before the 1990s they were very rare.<br /> <br /> These two are almost textbook cases. The Japanese woman is veryMehr lesen

New recordings of this keep coming, and before the 1990s they were very rare.

These two are almost textbook cases. The Japanese woman is very sensitive – too sensitive, I would say – and has a bright and somewhat brittle tone. Her tone is almost standard Japanese, and her ever-so-sensitive readings sound very feminine. The Russian pianist is certainly more masculine but still not insensitive at all. (That would never do for Tchaikovsky.) His tone is much sweeter and gentler, less hard and percussive. He almost floats thru some passages. He does what he wants with the music; there's a lot of give-and-take, loud-and-soft – contrasts are important in his interpretations. So are phrasing and punctuation. Tempos are elastic. He is never mechanical, never routine. He is listening to every note and phrase. Everything has meaning in the whole.

The engineering makes a difference, of course. If Mr Primakov comes across as warm and atmospheric the engineers certainly contributed to the effect. It's very moving. SACD technology doesn't do much for a piano – or at least I can't hear it. When stereo came along I continued to buy piano records in monaural sound, and I still have Philippe Entremont's delightful Tchaikovsky album (monaural). The Audite engineers are not interested in atmosphere or warmth but in Germanic clarity.

I can no longer say whether a new recording eclipses the three or four older ones I have loved so long. With something as good as Primakov's Tchaikovsky I just enjoy it and add it to the others.
New recordings of this keep coming, and before the 1990s they were very rare.

These two are almost textbook cases. The Japanese woman is very

Fanfare | May/June 2009 | Peter J. Rabinowitz | May 1, 2009

Hideyo Harada’s wide international training includes study in Moscow with Victor Merzhanov, and on these new accounts of two Russian staples, sheMehr lesen

Hideyo Harada’s wide international training includes study in Moscow with Victor Merzhanov, and on these new accounts of two Russian staples, she reveals much of the keen edge that marks Merzhanov’s fabled recordings of the Brahms Paganini Variations and the Rachmaninoff Third, offering highly controlled readings in which the music’s gestural profile emerges clearly. I don’t mean to suggest that Harada gives us uniformly hard-toned music-making – Tchaikovsky’s “January”, for instance, begins the cycle with gentle meditation, and she does a fine job of conveying the muted ardor of “April” and the gentle breezes of the opening section of “May”. Nor could she be accused of pushing the tempos or consistently sharpening the music’s angles. The Tchaikovsky, in particular, is often on the slow side (sometimes, as in “January”, radically so), and there are flashes of exquisite lyricism that reveal the tonal polish that so attracted Peter Burwasser to her Grieg collection (31:6) – listen, for instance, to the melancholy at the end of “October”.

Still, when the playing doesn’t work, you’re more likely to accuse her of excessive belligerence than of excessive bel canto, more likely to regret a lack of spontaneity than any lack of discipline (surely, the Intermezzo of the Rachmaninoff needs more improvisatory character, just as his 14th Variation needs a more retrospective spirit). In the end, then, this CD is more memorable for its kick than for its grace – for the vitality of “August”, for the implacable grip of Rachmaninoff’s Fifth Variation, for the bite of the 10th, for the bravura confidence with which she builds to the Intermezzo and later to the Coda.

Recommendation? This recital can’t displace the more richly characterized classics from such pianists as Wild in both works or – in the Rachmaninoff – Ashkenazy (especially his earlier recording), Rodriguez, and Grimaud. Still, heard on her own, Harada will provide plenty of pleasure, especially given Audite’s state-of-the-art sound. Well worth the attention of pianophiles.
Hideyo Harada’s wide international training includes study in Moscow with Victor Merzhanov, and on these new accounts of two Russian staples, she

www.ResMusica.com
www.ResMusica.com | 7 avril 2009 | Laurence Le Diagon-Jacquin | April 7, 2009 Deux Russes pour une Japonaise…

Si Tchaïkovski est connu du grand public pour ses célébrissimes balletsMehr lesen

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Si Tchaïkovski est connu du grand public pour ses célébrissimes ballets

Gramophone
Gramophone | April 2009 | Harriet Smith | March 4, 2009 Two great Russian piano masterpieces in a subtle and soulful recording
Hideyo Harada offers a reading that thrills

What a compelling coupling this is, and how good to hear Tchaikovsky's still-underrated cycle given a reading which conveys its grit and grandeur asMehr lesen

What a compelling coupling this is, and how good to hear Tchaikovsky's still-underrated cycle given a reading which conveys its grit and grandeur as well as its beauty. The cycle was commissioned by the editor of a St Petersburg journal, Le Nouvelliste, and the pieces were published as a kind of musical part-work. When the set was published complete, each piece was headed by lines of verse by a Russian poet, Tolstoy and Pushkin among them, though such is the vividness of Tchaikovsky's writing that the music needs no explanation.

Tchaikovsky's flitting lark (March) and his irresistible walzes for April and December are a particular delight in Hideyo Harada's hands. She's not afraid of full-blooded climaxes either, as witness the choppier waters of June's initially lilting barcarolle. And her "Autumn Song" (October) is desolate enough to soften the hardest of hearts. Pletnev's masterly version remains a benchmark, and though Harada matches him in soulfulness, there are times when his more vigorous approach wins the day, not least in a wild harvest (August) and a hunt (September) where you can almost smell the blood.

Harada is also up against a very fine Pletnev recording in Rachmaninov's Corelli Variations, that solo masterpiece just one opus number apart from his unaccountably more popular Paganini Variations. Pletnev may have the historical advantage of performing on Rachmaninov's own piano, but there's little in it, musically speaking. The subtlety with which Harada approaches the theme itself sets the scene for a reading that thrills as much for its nuance as for its brilliance – especially the extrovert Vars 11, 16 and 18. The wonderfully warm recording sets the seal on a highly recommendable disc.
What a compelling coupling this is, and how good to hear Tchaikovsky's still-underrated cycle given a reading which conveys its grit and grandeur as

Le Monde de la Musique
Le Monde de la Musique | Mars 2009 | Jacques Amblard | March 1, 2009

On voit ici ce qu'est une parfaite lecture d'une partition, associée à un non moins parfait enregistrement, clinquant dans les aigus et puissantMehr lesen

On voit ici ce qu'est une parfaite lecture d'une partition, associée à un non moins parfait enregistrement, clinquant dans les aigus et puissant dans les graves, avec juste ce qu'il faut d'écho. L'interprète, ou plutôt la « restitutrice », joue exactement les nuances, les rythmes, ne laisse rien au hasard. Peut-être pourrait-on penser que les tempos, suite à une probable sacralisation de ces musiques, sont légèrement trop lents, un rien trop solennels. Parfois cela sert la grandeur de certaines mélodies, comme la célèbre ballade russe du mois de juin des Saisons de Tchaïkovski, qui gagne ainsi en « noblesse » slave.

Dans les Variations Corelli de Rachmaninov, toutes les variations – typiques du compositeur et extrêmement pianistiques – sont libidineuses, viriles à souhait. Celles qui prévoient, toujours d'une façon typique du Russe, de petites notes foudroyantes comme des coups de fouet, pâtissent peut-être de ce manque d'emportement. Pour ces dernières, il faudrait sans doute un Volodos, un Hamelin, un Angelich.
On voit ici ce qu'est une parfaite lecture d'une partition, associée à un non moins parfait enregistrement, clinquant dans les aigus et puissant

Pianist
Pianist | März/April/Mai 2009 | Olaf Ditmann | March 1, 2009

Mitunter ist die japanische Pianistin Hideyo Harada, die in Tokio,Mehr lesen

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Record Geijutsu
Record Geijutsu | March 2009 | Koji Simoda | March 1, 2009 Tchaikovsky: Siki, Rachmaninov: Corelli no Shudai ni yoru Hensoukyoku

Fukuiku taru Jyojyou ni michita Disc no Toujyou da. Harada Hideyo ha naigai no rippa-na Gakureki ya Konkuuru-reki mo sarukotonagara, watasi haMehr lesen

Fukuiku taru Jyojyou ni michita Disc no Toujyou da. Harada Hideyo ha naigai no rippa-na Gakureki ya Konkuuru-reki mo sarukotonagara, watasi ha Moscow-Ongakuin no Prof. Merzhanov no Manadesi tosite Ninsiki siteita. Sono Kensan no Seika wo, Tchaikovsky to Rachmaninov de Ikan-naku Hakki site miseteiru.

Mazu, 《Siki》da. Rossia-teki na Jyojyou wo kanzen-ni Shucyuu ni siteirudakedehanaku, Taguimare naru Ongaku no Jyoukyou-Byousha de aru. Mazu, 〈Robata-nite〉ya, 〈Byakuya〉ya 〈Aki no Uta〉wo kiite mite hosii. Nukumori, awaki Hikari, setusetu-taru Aisyuu… Kattatu na〈Toriire〉ya, 〈Kari〉no Kagayakasisa. 〈Troika〉no Rin-tosita tumetai Kuuki to Hitobito no Kokoro no Atatakasa ga kanjirareru. Rachmaninov ha, noble-na Shudai kara. Suji no tootta fukai Gakufu no Yomi de Kaku-Hensou ni Taiji siteiru. Hensou no Renzoku-sei to douji-ni, Gakushou nimo nita Matomari mo jyuubun Isiki sita Kousei. Hitotu-hitotu no Oto no Ginmi mo Rossia-fuu ni fukai. Berlin no Kyoukai deno Rokuon mo Miryoku no Kiki-Gotae. Houjin ni yoru subarasii Disc ni osiminai Hakusyu wo!
Fukuiku taru Jyojyou ni michita Disc no Toujyou da. Harada Hideyo ha naigai no rippa-na Gakureki ya Konkuuru-reki mo sarukotonagara, watasi ha

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Les œuvres pour piano de Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovsky n’ont pas laMehr lesen

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Distinguée à de nombreux concours internationaux (Genève en 1984,Mehr lesen

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allmusic.com
allmusic.com | February 2009 | Mike D. Brownell | February 1, 2009

Tchaikovsky's set of 12 character pieces entitled The Seasons came as aMehr lesen

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Tchaikovsky's set of 12 character pieces entitled The Seasons came as a

Scherzo
Scherzo | Febrero 2009 | Emili Blasco | February 1, 2009

Algunos de los motivos que convierten Las estaciones de Chaikovski en unaMehr lesen

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Algunos de los motivos que convierten Las estaciones de Chaikovski en una

Fono Forum
Fono Forum | 2/2009 | Ingo Harden | January 14, 2009 Konzertant

Hideyo Harada spielt Tschaikowskys „Jahreszeiten“ nicht als intime Hausmusik, sondern konzertant und zugleich bedeutungsvoll – näher beiMehr lesen

Hideyo Harada spielt Tschaikowskys „Jahreszeiten“ nicht als intime Hausmusik, sondern konzertant und zugleich bedeutungsvoll – näher bei Koroliov als bei Shukow. Pianistisch und klanglich ist die Aufnahme ähnlich überzeugend wie ihr Grieg (siehe FF 6/08). Musikalisch wirkt alles in sich stimmig, obwohl sie schon mal molto rubato statt semplice, forte statt piano, legato statt staccato, ja sogar Viertel statt Achtel spielt. Genauer passt sich ihr brillantes, aber pianissimoarmes Spiel Rachmaninows vergrübelten, harmonisch herben Corelli-Variationen an: Hier ziehe ich sie Kern, aber nicht Melnikov vor.
Hideyo Harada spielt Tschaikowskys „Jahreszeiten“ nicht als intime Hausmusik, sondern konzertant und zugleich bedeutungsvoll – näher bei

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Im Grieg-Jubiläumsjahr hatte die Pianistin Hideyo Harada nachhaltig aufMehr lesen

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Im Grieg-Jubiläumsjahr hatte die Pianistin Hideyo Harada nachhaltig auf

Rondo
Rondo | Dezember 2008 | Tom Persich | December 10, 2008

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Diverdi Magazin
Diverdi Magazin | Noviembre 2008 | José Velasco | November 1, 2008 Las folías de Rachmaninov
Placentero recital ruso de Hideyo Harada en Audite

Elijan su mes del año y escuchen cómo lo describió Tchaikovski en su ciclo Las estaciones, uno de los más hermosos y emblemáticos ejemplos delMehr lesen

Elijan su mes del año y escuchen cómo lo describió Tchaikovski en su ciclo Las estaciones, uno de los más hermosos y emblemáticos ejemplos del pianismo de salón. Doce escenas descriptivas de las que sin duda me quedo con la preciosa barcarola de junio y con la intensa tristeza schumanniana de octubre, que usará después Piotr Illych como tema del primer movimiento de su cuarta sinfonía.

Tras pasar todo un año en las manos de la pianista Hideyo Harada, desembocamos en una de las más fascinantes y tardías composiciones sobre el tema de la folía. En jazz lo denominarían un standard, y sobre ese standard escribiría Sergei Rachmaninov en 1931 su última obra para piano solo: veinte variaciones, un intermezzo y una coda, pensando que el tema pertenecía a Arcangelo Corelli, pues el ruso lo tomó de su Sonata op. 5 nº 12. Con agrupaciones y separaciones de notas que dan a la obra un carácter más abstracto o distanciado que en otras versiones, el mismo discurso parece formarse con nuevas palabras, y Harada obtiene poesía extirpando lirismo. Con su prisa de insecto grande, la pianista se muestra voluntariamente confusa, casi en un intento de deconstruir la obra, de mostrarnos sus piezas, sus huesecillos, con un sonido nítido y de resonancia cortísima. Es una interpretación dulce, pero no delicada, con un modo muy particular de tocar, de pulsar, de subrayar sobre el vacío y dejar solas a las notas, casi al borde de sí mismas.

Con su frialdad frágil no es la mejor versión de las Variaciones sobre un tema de Corelli, pero no es una versión más. Podemos preferir a Ekaterina Mechetina o a Vanessa Wagner, pero nunca olvidaremos la extrañeza suave y correcta de esta japonesa. Imaginamos en ella el desasosiego manso de las vidas casi normales de los personajes de las novelas de Haruki Murakami.
Elijan su mes del año y escuchen cómo lo describió Tchaikovski en su ciclo Las estaciones, uno de los más hermosos y emblemáticos ejemplos del

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Sergei Rachmaninov: The Seasons & Variations on a Theme of Corelli
article number: 92.569
EAN barcode: 4022143925695
price group: ACX
release date: 29. October 2008
total time: 68 min.

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