Variation 5 - J.S. Bach*, Tatiana Nikolayeva - Plays Goldberg Variations (CD)

But it would be a mistake to see the sonata as incomplete, or to take away from its mysterious quality. If it lacks a third movement, if the feeling is sometimes one of open-endedness, it is only because the sonata searches, probes mysterious regions often left uncharted in music. They mark a progressive unfolding of the inner life, the search after the elusive goal of the creative process.

The Arietta is an instance of music that is meditative rather than heroic, reflective rather than epic. As the variations unfold, they give way to increasingly unexpected and inventive music. It is a case of Beethoven, within the apparent confines of a traditional classical time signature, pushing the rhythmic pulse of this music to something that hints at jazz of the next century.

You can hear for yourselves here. This is music that can capture the imagination. Its journey hints at the shape of music to come. And I will sometimes catch myself thinking of it as the first birth of the cool. I essentially see his Tatiana Nikolayeva - Plays Goldberg Variations (CD) two explorations with the form as better gateways to his music. They are doubly worth hearing together because they present us with two entirely individual expressions of a young composer in the Variation 5 - J.S.

Bach* stages of creativity. The years areand Prokofiev is in his early twenties: The first two concertos represent the attempts of a student-come-composer to find a place in his art for the comic and the tragic.

The first concerto in D-flat major, Op. It was written by Prokofiev at the end of his stint at the St. A full concerto in miniature, it consists of a slow and distinctively Russian middle mini-movement, bookended by sections that Tatiana Nikolayeva - Plays Goldberg Variations (CD) full of rhythmic fun and playful detachment.

In the dance of the piano part, is the young composer poking fun at his less adventurous teachers? With the second concerto in G minor, Op. And as with all great tragedy, there is nothing superficial, no skating on the surface. Sorrow found Prokofiev when he was young: first with Tatiana Nikolayeva - Plays Goldberg Variations (CD) death of his father, and shortly thereafter with the suicide of his dear friend and conservatory classmate, Maximilian to whom the concerto is dedicated.

The second concerto begins with the quiet rumblings of an unaccompanied piano. This would explain the monster of a piano part, a cadenza that takes up nearly half of the first movement. The build is defiant, and the climax — with the return of the orchestra — is one of the darkest moments in all of Prokofiev. The cadenza is essential listening. Perhaps it is that these two works of the young Prokofiev show that comedy and tragedy are less forces of youth than they are functions of art.

Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg, was born one hundred and sixty-seven years ago today. Many people will be familiar with his works, even if unknowingly. His incidental music for Peer Gynt has successfully permeated popular culture.

But I am reminded of a story that gives still more colour to the day. The footage and commentary are fascinating. Mikhail Pletnev did something similar, wanting to pay homage to his compatriot, Rachmaninov. The details of that fascinating project have also been captured on film. These are the attempts of a world-class musician to see if classical music is capable of transcending itself, of broadening its horizons.

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