OnClassical | OC23104B | 2023

Stravinsky, I.: Petrouchka & Other Piano Works
Pavle Krstic, Piano

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Total duration: 56:43
Original audio @ 88.2 kHz * 24 bits


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Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Igor Stravinsky's musical evolution through the "Stravinsky: Complete Piano Works" series. This inaugural album opens a window into the composer's formative years, presenting a captivating exploration of his early compositions. From the romantically charged Sonata in F-sharp Minor to the intricate Etudes and iconic "3 Mouvements de Petrushka," listeners embark on a journey that showcases the diverse facets of Stravinsky's genius.
The transcendent Petrushka transcription, dedicated to Arthur Rubinstein, transports us to the vivid world of puppets and the Russian Shrovetide Fair. As the piano resounds with the carnival atmosphere, romance, and tragedy, Stravinsky's ability to narrate through music shines.
The collection delves into Stravinsky's experimental phase, revealing the composer forging his distinct identity. The Etudes, harmonized in a late-romantic style, demand precision in polyrhythms, leaps, and articulation—a testament to Stravinsky's evolving musical language.
The journey further unfolds with the lively Scherzo, KN02, a testament to Stravinsky's compositional brilliance in concise form. The Piano Sonata in F-Sharp Minor, K001, unveils a four-movement exploration, from the commanding Allegro to the contemplative Andante, providing a comprehensive view of Stravinsky's early mastery.
Adding a nostalgic touch, Souvenir d'une marche boche, KN14, invites reflection on a military march. Stravinsky's 4 Etudes, Op. 7, K009, offer unique musical expressions, showcasing the composer's experimentation.
The enchanting Valse pour les enfants, KN16, concludes the expedition with a whimsical waltz for children. This album, capturing Stravinsky's diverse styles, serves as a gateway to understanding his enduring influence on classical music. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or a newcomer, this collection provides a nuanced exploration of Stravinsky's evolving artistry, leaving an indelible mark on 20th-century classical music.

Petrouchka & Other Piano Works
Pavle Krstic, Piano

Prod. No.: 387 / 2023
Cat. No: OC23104B
UPC: 685071512173
No. Album(s): 1

Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2023

Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
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Artwork: OnClassical

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Instrument(s) used: Steinway & Sohns D-274 piano, 'Audi-O'

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