MusicWeb International. Brahms

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Piano Sonata No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 2 (1852) [27:51] Scherzo in E-flat minor, Op. 4 (1851) [9:06] Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 (1853) [39:50] Oleg Marshev (piano) rec. July 2021, Cultural Institute, Milan, Italy DANACORD DACOCD900 [77:03] This is early Brahms. His biographer Lawrence Erb says bluntly that there was no obvious career opening for the young man: he had to “continue playing in low sailors’ haunts” and pursue any opportunity for giving “cheap lessons and arranging popular tunes for brass bands or for piano”. It was not until the spring of 1853 that Brahms embarked on his first professional tour away from Hamburg, as accompanist to the celebrated Hungarian...

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Ravel Vol.1 MusicWeb International

A splendid first instalment of a three-volume cycle. Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)Complete Solo Piano Music Volume 1Sérénade grotesque (c.1893) [3:23]Menuet antique (1895) [7:42]La Parade (1896) [14:14]Pavane pour une infante défunte (1899) [7:00]Jeux d’eau (1901) [5:57]Menuet in C-sharp minor (1904) [1:11]Miroirs (1904-1905) [30:23]Fugue in F major (1900) [4:59]Oleg Marshev (piano)rec. July 2021, Cultural Institute, Milan, ItalyDANACORD DACOCD903 [75:51] A new survey of Maurice Ravel’s piano music is always welcome. It is an even more significant event when the plan is to record the composer’s all extant works for the instrument: an important first. And with Danacord’s superstar Oleg Marshev at the piano it is just perfect.It gets better. This programme is largely chronological, and that allows an informed appreciation of Ravel’s development as a composer. Also, a few pieces...

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Classic FM. Ravel, Debussy, Franck

Classic FM November 2009 Ravel Two Concerti; Debussy Fantasie, Franck Symphonic Variations Oleg Marshev pf Sonderborg Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Ziva Danacord DACOCD 672 Ravel's concertos are chalk and the cheese: the Left Hand is a psychological shocker; the G major is filled with the exuberant energy of the Jazz Age. Marshev doesn't sell either mood short - his Left Hand is bleak, sombre and probing, while he swings effortlessly through the mischievous jazz clichès in the Concerfto in G. The debussy and the Franck receive correspondingly insightful performances PC

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Piano News. Ravel, Debussy, Franck

Piano News March 2010 Ravel Two Concerti; Debussy Fantasie, Franck Symphonic Variations Oleg Marshev pf Sonderborg Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Ziva Danacord DACOCD 672 Maurice Ravels Klavierkonzert G-Dur ist dem Jazz verschrieben, und vielleicht hatte der Komponist gar einkalkuliert, dass kaum jemand die synkopisch ineinander verschachtelten, rasenden Akkord-Repetitionen allesamt trifft. Der aus Bаku stammende aserbaidschanische pianist Oleg Marshev trifft sie, meistert die kräftezehrenden Trillerketten  in der rechten Hand und das komplette Akrobatik-Programm dieses Konzerts überhaupt bravours. Glänzend geht das Sonderjyllands Symfoniorkester unter Vladimir Ziwas Leitung dabei mit und lässt sich von den kraftvollen Grooves mitreissen. Marshevs technische Brillanz ist ein Genuss genau wie seine hohe Musikalität und der Witz, der mit Zivas Lesart dieses Werkes korrespondiert. überwältigend agiert auch die...

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PIANIST. Ravel, Debussy, Franck

PIANIST 53 2010 Ravel Two Concerti; Debussy Fantasie, Franck Symphonic Variations Oleg Marshev pf Sonderborg Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Ziva Danacord DACOCD 672 Who needs Ludwig and Wolfgang over-played concertos when there are so many brilliant but unknown concertos out there? Marius Dawn applauds Oleg Marshev and other explorers of neglected repertoire. (more…)

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French Piano Concertos

DACOCD 672 [DDD] Oleg Marshev plays four French piano concertos Oleg Marshev, piano South Jutland Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Ziva Winner of the 2010 Danish Radio P2 Award for Best Orchestral Release Pianist Piano News (more…)

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