The Seasons
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Seasons

Pavel Kolesnikov

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Pavel Kolesnikov became Laureate of the Honens Prize for Piano in 2012 and gave his Wigmore Hall debut at the beginning of 2013. In his five-star review for The Daily Telegraph, John Allison praised the Russian-born, London-based artist for his recital’s ‘intelligent programming and outstanding pianism … one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed’.

Hyperion is delighted to present this brilliant young artist in an album of Tchaikovsky’s Les saisons and Six morceaux.
Tchaikovsky’s symphonies and ballets are perhaps the most popular and frequently performed in the entire canon—compared to them his piano music is little-known. It is generally of a much more intimate nature than that of his compatriots, and has more in common with the emotional subtleties—and melodic beauties—of Schumann’s music.

The seasons is a cycle of twelve pieces, taking the listener through the months of the year. Each piece also has an atmospheric epigraph. The Six morceaux, Op 19, conclude with the ‘Thème original et variations’, which is often performed alone as a concert piece, but is particularly satisfying in context, as recorded here.

Das, was bei seinem Spiel besonders hervorsticht: die absolute Natürlichkeit sowie das emphatische Empfinden für die Musiksprache Tschaikowskys.

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Tracklisting
  • 1
    Les saisons, Op. 37b
    I. Janvier
    05:27
  • 2
    Les saisons, Op. 37b
    II. Février
    02:35
  • 3
    Les saisons, Op. 37b
    III. Mars
    02:40
  • 4
    Les saisons, Op. 37b:
    IV. Avril
    02:20
  • 5
    Les saisons, Op. 37b
    V. Mai
    04:39
  • 6
    Les saisons, Op. 37b
    VI. Juin
    05:35
  • 7
    Les saisons, Op. 37b
    VII. Juillet
    01:43
  • 8
    Les saisons, Op. 37b
    VIII. Août
    03:29
  • 9
    Les saisons, Op. 37b
    IX. Septembre
    02:37
  • 10
    Les saisons, Op. 37b
    X. Octobre
    05:58
  • 11
    Les saisons, Op. 37b
    XI. Novembre
    02:52
  • 12
    Les saisons, Op. 37b
    XII. Décembre
    04:16
  • 13
    Six morceaux, Op. 19
    I. Rêverie du soir (Andante espressivo)
    05:31
  • 14
    Six morceaux, Op. 19
    II. Scherzo humoristique (Allegro vivacissimo)
    03:57
  • 15
    Six morceaux, Op. 19
    III. Feuillet d'album (Allegretto simplice)
    01:50
  • 16
    Six morceaux, Op. 19
    IV. Nocturne (Andante sentimentale)
    04:09
  • 17
    Six morceaux, Op. 19
    V. Capriccioso (Allegretto simplice – Allegro vivacissimo – Tempo I)
    04:09
  • 18
    Six morceaux, Op. 19
    VI. Thème original et variations (Andante non tanto – Variations 1-12)
    11:41
01-09-2014

CDA 68028 - The Seasons - Pavel Kolesnikov - Piano News