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Primakov, Vassily / Primakov In Concert, Volume 1
Album:Primakov In Concert, Volume 1 Collection:General
Artist:Primakov, Vassily Added:05/2011
Label:Bridge Records 

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Add Date:2011-06-12 Pull Date:2011-08-14 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:24 Jul17 Jul10 Jul3 Jul26 Jun19 Jun
Airplays:111121

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 07, 2013:aug-7-2013
Xviii. Chanson Napolitaine (1:05), Xvii. Chanson Allemande (0:59), Xvi. Vieille Chanson Francaise (1:08), Xv. Chanson Italienne (1:06), Xiv. Polka (0:46), Xiii. Kamarinskaia (0:13), Xi. Chanson Russe (0:40), X. Mazurka (1:18), Ix. La Nouvelle Poupee (0:32), Viii. Valse (1:18)
4.Jul 06, 2011:consummate classical
Op. 122, No. 10 (3:31), Brahms, Two Chorale Preludes, Op. 122, No. 9 (2:25)
2.Jul 20, 2011:consummate classical
Ii. Non Allegro (6:02)
5.Jun 29, 2011:consummate classical
Brahms, Two Chorale Preludes, Op. 122, No. 9 (2:25)
3.Jul 13, 2011:consummate classical
Brahms, Two Chorale Preludes, Op. 122, No. 9 (2:25)
6.Jun 24, 2011:Gilt: Cantan
Rachmaninoff, Sonata No. 2, Op. 36. I. Allegro Agitato (8:01)

Album Review
Larry Koran
Reviewed 2011-06-05 
Primakov, Vassily / Primakov in Concert, Vol. 1 (Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff)
Label: Bridge Records

Larry K.
Reivewed 2011-06-02

Born in Moscow in 1979, Vassily Primakov entered Moscow’s Central Special Music School at age 11 and at 17 enrolled at Julliard in New York, where he studied with pianist, Jerome Lowenthal. In 2007 he was named the Classical Recording Foundation’s “Young Artist of the Year.” Brahms’ Two Chorale Preludes, settings of the chorale, “My heart is filled with longing,” were composed for organ in 1896 and transcribed by virtuoso pianist Ferrucio Busoni. Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy, in four mvmt’s played without pause, is based on a melody taken from his lied, Der Wanderer, written in 1816. The 24 brief pieces of Tchaikovsky’s Children’s Album (only three last > 2 minutes) portray childhood innocence, as the titles suggest. Rachmaninoff revised his impassioned 1913 Sonata No. 2 in 1931. Primakov plays the 1931 version, “a very poetic and emotionally raw piece of music.”

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Two Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 (5:59)
1. Op. 122, No. 9 (2:25). Contemplative, low registers dominate
2. Op. 122, No. 10 (3:31). Rich bass voice, soprano accompanies brightly

Franz Schubert (1798-1828), Fantasie in C Maj, Op. 15 (D. 760), “Der Wanderer”
3. Allegro; Adagio; Presto; Allegro (21:58). Heroic/ tender/ playful/ exalting

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Children’s Album, Op. 39 (27:55)
4. Morning Prayer (1:13). Gentle dawn
5. Winter Morning (1:01). Light dusting of snow
6. Playing Hobby-Horses (0:37). Off to the races
7. Mama (1:10). Lullaby
8. March of the Wooden Soldiers (0:53). Stick figures march
9. The Sick Doll (2:16). Fading away in bed, sweetly, quietly
10. The Doll’s Funeral (1:45). The other toys march to the grave.
11. Waltz (1:18). A few young couples in a large room.
12. The New Doll (0:32). A spirited youngster
13. Mazurka (1:18). Chopinesque, Polish soldiers dance formally
14. Russian Song (0:40). Village folk sing
15. The Harmonica Player (0:54). He imitates church bells
16. Kamarinskaya (0:31). Skipping lightly
17. Polka (0:46). A ballarina and clumsy beau do this one
18. Italian Song (1:06). In the Tuscan hilltop courtyard
19. Old French Song (1:08). Mournful remembrance
20. German Song (0:59). In peasant costume
21. Neapolitan Song (1:05). The multi-colored houses sparkle
22. Nanny’s Story (0:47). The young men chased us; we giggled
23. The Old Witch (0:43). She stirred her boiling cauldron; we ran
24. Sweet Dreams (2:18). Warm, cotton-headed, in a candle-lit room
25. Lark Song (1:07). Bright daylight is about to come.
26. The Organ-Grinder Sings (0:52). He dances a gentle waltz, too.
27. In Church (2:45). The minister reminds us of duty

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Sonata No. 2, in Bb Min, Op. 36 (19:43)
28. Allegro agitato (8:01). Tempestuous waters flow; gorgeous melody and harmonies pass by
29. Non allegro (6:02). Slow, reflective. Delectable soprano. Bells sound out
30. Allegro molto (5:39). Years ago, we knew love’s joys and passions.

Track Listing
1.Brahms, Two Chorale Preludes, Op. 122, No. 9 (2:25) 16.Xiii. Kamarinskaia (0:13)
2.Op. 122, No. 10 (3:31) 17.Xiv. Polka (0:46)
3.Schubert, Wanderer Fantasy, Op. 15 (D. 760) (21:58) 18.Xv. Chanson Italienne (1:06)
4.Tchaikovsky, Album Pur Enfants, Op. 39. I (1:13) 19.Xvi. Vieille Chanson Francaise (1:08)
5.Ii. Matin D'hiver (1:01) 20.Xvii. Chanson Allemande (0:59)
6.Iii. Le Petit Cavalier (0:37) 21.Xviii. Chanson Napolitaine (1:05)
7.Iv Petite Mere (1:10) 22.Xviv. Contes De Bonne Femme (0:47)
8.V. Marche Des Soldats ();53) 23.Xx. La Sorciere (0:43)
9.Vi. La Poupee Malade (2:16) 24.Xxi. Douce Reverie (2:18)
10.Vii. L'enterrement De La Poupee (1:45) 25.Xxii. Chant De L'alouette (1:07)
11.Viii. Valse (1:18) 26.Xxiii. Le Joueur D'orgue De Barbarie (0:52)
12.Ix. La Nouvelle Poupee (0:32) 27.Xxiv. A L'eglise (2:45)
13.X. Mazurka (1:18) 28.Rachmaninoff, Sonata No. 2, Op. 36. I. Allegro Agitato (8:01)
14.Xi. Chanson Russe (0:40) 29.Ii. Non Allegro (6:02)
15.Xii. Le Joueur D'accordeon (0:540 30.Iii. Allegro Molto (5:39)