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Olga Martynova - Everything You Wanted To Know About Harpsichord, But Were Afraid To Ask (2006) {SACD}

4-02-2016, 13:07
Classical Music | HD & Vinyl

Title: Everything You Wanted To Know About Harpsichord, But Were Afraid To Ask
Year Of Release: 2006
Label: Caro Mitis
Genre: Classical, Instrumental
Quality: SACD / DSD 2.0; 5.0, Image (ISO)
Total Time: 01:00:55 min
Total Size: 3,26 Gb

This little disc promises one thing with its cute title, intends something else, and delivers yet a third thing. Russian harpsichordist Olga Martynova has released a series of "Harpsichord Gems" discs featuring unusual harpsichord music. Here she joins the group of contemporary harpsichordists who have taken the bold step of playing piano music -- not even piano music near the chronological borderline between the piano and harpsichord eras -- on the harpsichord. You may object to this trend as a manifestation of a larger one in which performers treat the score merely as a stimulus to new creative activity, and when you see names like Khachaturian on Martynova's track list, you may suspect the worst. But Martynova's program is clever. She has picked pieces that are predominantly polyphonic in character, with Baroque-like textures such as regular broken chords, even in the Khachaturian selections, which were originally piano pieces for children. Shostakovich's preludes and fugues make a natural choice, but even the Romantic works by Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Schumann sound convincingly enough adapted to the harpsichord that you may temporarily forget what it is you're hearing. You won't find out everything you wanted to know about harpsichord, or come to any new conclusions about the instrument's powers in piano music. But what you will gain is a new appreciation for how the influence of Bach's music has shown up in that of the most diverse set of composers. The harpsichord brings out the invention-like quality of the Song Without Words in C major, Op. 67/4, for example. Schumann on the harpsichord is hardly an essential library item, but the disc is a lot of fun. Comparatively few audiophile recordings have come out of Russia, but this one captures the sonic dimensions of Martynova's contemporary Parisian copy of an eighteenth century French harpsichord.

Olga Martynova - Everything You Wanted To Know About Harpsichord, But Were Afraid To Ask (2006) {SACD}
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975)
1 Prelude in A major, op. 87 [1:12]
2 Fugue in A major, op. 87 [2:59]

Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978)
Three pieces from "Children’s Album"

3 Invention (Adagio from the ballet “Gayane”) [2:36]
4 In Folk Style [2:16]
5 Etude [1:54]

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
6 "Lied ohne Worte" in C major, op. 67 No.4 [2:02]

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
7 "Moment musical" in C sharp minor, op. 94 No.4 [6:03]

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975)
8 Prelude in A minor, op. 87 [1:05]
9 Fugue in A minor, op. 87 [1:52]

Johann Baptist Cramer (1771–1858)
Four pieces from "Studi per il pianoforte"

10 Etude in E major [2:56]
11 Etude in F minor [1:12]
12 Etude in A minor [3:18]
13 Etude in B flat major [1:32]

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975)
14 Prelude in B flat minor, op. 87 [3:47]
15 Fugue in B flat minor, op. 87 [8:10]

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Four pieces from "Album für die Jugend", op. 68

16 Schnitterliedchen (The Reaper’s Song) [1:09]
17 Kleine Fuge: Vorspiel [1:16]
18 Kleine Fuge: Fuge [1:34]
19 Mignon [3:01]
20 "Mai, lieber Mai... ("May, dear May...") [2:16]
21 Fugue in D minor, op. 126 [2:06]

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975)
22 Prelude in D major, op. 87 [2:49]
23 Fugue in D major, op. 87 [2:22]

Olga Martynova - Everything You Wanted To Know About Harpsichord, But Were Afraid To Ask (2006) {SACD}

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einstein   User offline   4 February 2016 15:03

uploaded, nitroflare??

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jocefito   User offline   12 July 2016 16:39

It's a kind of joke?, Where is the 4th archive of turbobit? I can't download of deptfile because it's only for premiun. Please, upload the last archive in another server besides turbobit. Thanks

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