俄罗斯钢琴家Irina Nuzova 、美国大提琴家Wendy Warner演奏米亚斯科夫斯基（Nikolay Myaskovsky）:《a小调第二大提琴奏鸣曲》 Op. 81 1. Allegro moderato KNikolay Myaskovsky: Sonata No. 2 in A mino... 2. Andante cantabile KNikolay Myaskovsky: Sonata No. 2 in A mino... 3. Allegro con spirito KNikolay Myaskovsky: Sonata No. 2 in A mino...
Nikolai Miaskovsky (1881 - 1950), Sonata No. 2 in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 81 (23:11) 米亚斯科夫斯基: 第2大提琴奏鸣曲
1. I. Allegro moderato (9:42)
2. II. Andante cantabile (7:26)
3. III. Allegro con spirito (5:56)
4. Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915), Etude Op. 8, No. 11 (04:03) Transcription by Gregor Piatigorsky 斯克里亚宾: 练习曲
5. Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998), Musica Nostalgica, for Violoncello and Piano (03:22) 施尼特克: 思乡曲
6. Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953), Adagio from Ten Pieces from Cinderella, Op. 97b (03:51) 普罗科菲耶夫: 柔板，取自“灰姑娘”中的“十首小品”
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943), Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19 (34:05) 拉赫玛尼诺夫: g小调大提琴奏鸣曲
7. I. Lento - Allegro moderato (10:39)
8. II. Allegro scherzando (6:38)
9. III. Andante (5:59)
10. IV. Allegro mosso (10:34)
Total Time: (68:55)
Release Date: 08/31/2010
Label: Cedille Records Catalog #: 120 Spars Code: n/a
Composer: Alexander Scriabin, Alfred Schnittke, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninov, ...
Performer: Wendy Warner, Irina Nuzova
Orchestra/Ensemble: Warner Nuzova Duo
Number of Discs: 1
Recorded in: Stereo
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins.
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Wendy Warner is a magnificent cellist, and in Irina Nuzova she has found a keyboard partner who matches her in passion, elegance, and imagination. The result is as beautiful a chamber music recital as we have any right to expect, with the music intelligently organized to make an extremely satisfying full program. Miaskovsky's lovely sonata, written for Rostropovich in the late 1940s, can sound monotonous, with two moderately-paced movements preceding the lively finale. Not here. Warner and Nuzova time each movement perfectly and find so much variety of phrasing and timbre that there's never a dull moment. Instead, we focus on the music's abundance of soulful lyricism before the brilliant finale brings the piece to a virtuosic close.
Between this work and the Rachmaninov, Warner and Nuzova offer three charming short pieces: Scriabin's Etude Op. 8 No. 11, transcribed by Piatigorsky; Schnittke's Nostalgica; and the Adagio from Prokofiev's Ten Pieces from Cinderella. They make an arresting and highly varied assortment, but it's the Rachmaninov that's the real prize.
Just to hear the wonderful use of rubato at the opening is a treat. Warner has a real gift among cellists: a low register that never sounds like the proverbial dying cow, and a remarkable evenness of timbre throughout her range. Nuzova, for her part, glitters in the scherzo and finale, but never overpowers her colleague. Perfectly balanced engineering puts you in the same room as the players. A stunning release.
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
Performer: Wendy Warner, Irina Nuzova
Composer: Nikolai Miaskovsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alfred Schnittke
Audio CD (August 31, 2010)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Cedille Records
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 starsHaunting music, beautifully performed
By Alan A. Elsner VINE VOICE on September 5, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I'm generally suspicious of national stereotypes but this new CD recording of cello and piano works by Russian composers illuminates and gives life to the concept known as the "Russian soul." The recording by Chicago-based Cedille Records brings together cellist Wendy Warner and pianist Irina Nuzova in a collection by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Schnittke. But it's the opening work by a composer I had never heard of, Nikolai Miaskovsky (1881-1950) that was the real headliner for me.
Miaskovsky, who served on the faculty of the Moscow Conservatory from 1921 until his death, composed 27 symphonies, however he never won the fame of his contemporaries, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. His work is little performed today. But from the first notes of his Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano, Op 81, which opens this CD, one is struck by the lyrical beauty and deep melancholy of the piece which seems to express something quintessentially Russian. It's simply a gorgeous and moving piece of music that has never before been recorded on American soil by an American artist by an American label. How exciting to discover a new landmark of late Russian romanticism, which alone is worth the price of this recording!
The very useful program notes which accompany this CD includes an essay by the pianist, Nuzova who grew up in Russia but moved to the United States as a teenager to escape anti-Semitism. The sonata, she says, has a pervasive, nostalgic quality that is subtle and subdued in its expression. Nuzova says the music reminds her of a poem by Konstantin Balmont (1867-1942) called "Wordlessness" and she includes an English translation.
Let me just quotes one stanza:
"The reeds are unstirring, the sedge doesnn't quiver.
Deep quiet. And wordlessness, utterly peaceful.
The meadows spread out faraway and forever.
In everything - weariness, muteness and bleakness."
The poem is a perfect fit for the music.
Cellist Wendy Warner, also has a Russian connection. As a student at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, she had the rare opportunity to learn from the legendary Russian virtuoso and human rights activist Mstislav Rostropovich.
She and Nuzova, both strikingly attractive in the cover photo, meld together seamlessly in this CD. They also give us a witty, minor-key minuet by Schnittke, a Prokofiev transcription from "Cinderella," an encore piece by Scriabin and Rachmaninov's sprawling Cello Sonata, which to my mind is not one of his most inspired creations but which is delivered with utter conviction and intensity.
Cedille has been around for 20 years, devoted to showcasing classical artists from the Chicago area. We must be thankful to the company for bringing us two undiscovered gems - the Miaskovsky and the beautiful poem by Bal'mont.
Producer James Ginsburg
Engineer Bill Maylone
Recorded October 27 - 30, 2008, in the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance Studio, WFMT, Chicago
Cello Pietro Guarneri II, Venice c .1739, "Beatrice Harrison"
Cello bow Francois Xavier Tourte, c. 1815, the "De Lamare" on extended loan through the Stradivari Society of Chicago Steinway Piano; Charles Terr, Technician
01. Cello Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 81: I. Allegro moderato, Miaskovsky
02. Cello Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 81: II. Andante cantabile, Miaskovsky
03. Cello Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 81: III. Allegro con spirito, Miaskovsky
04. 12 Etudes, Op. 8 (arr. for cello and piano), No. 11 in B flat minor, Scriabin
05. Musica nostalgica, Schnittke
06. Adagio, Op. 97b (from Cinderella, Op. 87), Prokofiev
07. Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 : I. Lento - Allegro moderato, Rachmaninov
08. Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 : II. Allegro scherzando, Rachmaninov
09. Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 : III. Andante, Rachmaninov
10. Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 : IV. Allegro mosso, Rachmaninov