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_Mariinsky Label: Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2

MAR0548 SACD

Tchaikvosky Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2

Tchaikvosky Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2

Recording of the Month Editor’s Quote: ‘Matsuev’s Tchaikovsky No 1 is thrilling, the work’s drama excitingly to the fore – a new ‘personal benchmark’, says Jeremy Nicholas. That’s for you to decide, of course, but do hear it.’ Gramophone (UK)

IRR Outstanding ‘The vivacious finale [No 2] is taken at a real lick, Matsuev and the orchestra spurring each other on in a whirlwind dance.’ International Record Review (UK)

Since winning the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998, Denis Matsuev has established a reputation as one of Russia’s leading pianists, and is renowned for his interpretations of Russian music. Matsuev embarks on a Tchaikovsky year for 2014 with a new recording of the Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2, and an extensive tour of Europe and the US in the Spring.

Matsuev’s first release on the Mariinsky label, featuring Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 3 and Paganini Variations, received widespread acclaim. His second Mariinsky release featured piano concerts by Shostakovich and Shchedrin, which was awarded Clef du Mois by ResMusica and ***** by Audiophile Audition.

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Reviews

Recording of the Month Editor’s Quote: ‘Matsuev’s Tchaikovsky No 1 is thrilling, the work’s drama excitingly to the fore – a new ‘personal benchmark’, says Jeremy Nicholas. That’s for you to decide, of course, but do hear it.’ Gramophone (UK)

****½ ‘An impressive addition to Denis Matsuev's growing discography.’ Sa-cd.net (UK)

**** Performance **** Recording BBC Music Magazine (UK)

**** ‘If, like Tchaikovsky, you love his second concerto more than his first you will be knocked out by Denis Matsuev’s performance, but particularly by the musicians of the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. Matsuev is on familiar territory with both works, having won the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998, and with one recording of the first already under his belt. The “Siberian bear” shows here that he is more than just an athletic powerhouse of a pianist.’ Limelight (Australia)


‘Matsuev’s Tchaikovsky is dazzling, there are no two ways about it. This is white-hot, in-the-moment playing: faster passages are knocked off with panache in spades, while his singing tone is glorious in more lyrical passages.’ Classical Music (UK)

‘After listening to this masterful Tchaikovsky CD, add Matsuev’s name to legendary list of Russians who embody this great music ... Matsuev's technique is flawless and Gergiev accompanies beautifully. ...The recording is dynamic, is SACD encoded and portrays the piano realistically in the new Mariinsky Concert Hall. The hall’s acoustics have received rave reviews and show beautifully here. Highly recommended.’ Audiophilia (Canada)

‘The performances are never less than technically assured and anyone coming to them with experience of other recordings will certainly find that Messrs. Matsuev and Gergiev offer an invariably interesting and often quite striking alternative approach.’ Music Web International (UK)

‘I doubt if you will ever hear it (the B flat minor concerto) more viscerally thrilling and sumptuously engineered than here.’ Gramophone (UK)

Artists

Denis Matsuev piano
Valery Gergiev conductor
Mariinsky Orchestra

Recording Details

SACD/DIGITAL MAR0548 822231854821
DURATION 67M 10S

DSD RECORDING, MARIINSKY CONCERT HALL, ST PETERSBURG, MARCH & APRIL 2013
VLADIMIR RYABENKO RECORDING ENGINEER
PHILIPP NEDEL (b-sharp) PRODUCER, EDITING & MASTERING

1SACD JEWELCASE WITH 32PP BOOKLET
NOTES IN RUSSIAN (CYRILLIC), ENGLISH, FRENCH AND GERMAN

COMPATIBLE WITH ALL CD PLAYERS – SACD LAYER INCLUDES MULTI-CHANNEL 5.0 AND STEREO MIXES

We are grateful to Yoko Ceschina for her generous support.

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