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Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 in C major (Nikolai Lugansky)

Nikolai Lugansky Audio CD
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  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Composer: Grieg, Prokofiev
  • Audio CD (28 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naive
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,736 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Allegro Molto Moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegro Moderato Molto E Marcato
4. Andante - Allegro
5. Tema Con Variazioni
6. Allegro Ma Non Troppo

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For his third recording on Naïve / Ambroisie, and following an extremely successful Rachmaninov sonatas recording, Nikolai Lugansky pairs with one of the most refined conductors, Kent Nagano (with whom he already recorded several successful discs) and the excellent DSO-Berlin to perform brilliant, breathtaking performances of the virtuoso Grieg and Prokofiev Piano Concertos. Nikolai Lugansky records exclusively for the Naïve-Ambroisie label. His most recent recording, featuring Rachmaninov s two Piano Sonatas, was released in Autumn 2012 and won a number of awards including the Echo Klassik, the Diapason d Or, Gramophone Choice , Choc de Classica and Scherzo Excepcionales . This followed his disc of solo Liszt works, which led Le Monde to write that 'Nikolai Lugansky has entered the inner circle of great Lisztians'.

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AMBR 210; AMBROISIE - Francia; Classica Orchestrale per Piano

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masters Prokofiev 13 Mar 2014
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A most amazing cohesion between orchestra and piano reveals the class of Prokofievs concerto , in the league of Stravinsky style bizzarity , and played with immense clarity , there is a magic in this music . The Grieg is OK as well . Difficult to make something so well known sound refreshed and I found it slightly ponderous in a couple of places , but still finds the grandeur of the great concerto , if only just .
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concerto disc of the year! 3 Nov 2013
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Where were Decca, DG and EMI when Lugansky was up for grabs?

Here we have the finest recorded interpretations of Prokofiev 3 and the Grieg Concerto. Stunning, masterly playing full of thought and individuality. Listen to how Lugansky separates those chords in the last movement of the Grieg, 4 bars before letter B making the music sound more nostalgic than ever.

Kent Nagano's perfect conducting, discreet and alert is what made their earlier Tchaikovsky 1 disc such a winner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grieg and Prokofiev: power and passion 1 Nov 2013
By schumann_bg TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Hot on the heels of Lang Lang's new Prokofiev 3 comes this release by the equally estimable, if slightly less starry, Nikolai Lugansky. The two pianists could hardly be more different in style, with Lugansky offering a wonderfully solid brand of pianism, the notes sounding more "filled to capacity", like bubbles with a liquid centre, as opposed to the air-filled ones of Lang Lang that rise iridescent into the air and even change shape as they go. Much as I like the surface excitement and expressiveness of Lang Lang, and think his version of this piece is possibly the most exciting ever recorded, I find myself equally in thrall to Lugansky's restraint. There is a masculine power in his command of the keyboard that hides a tender heart, pushing ahead at a fractionally faster tempo in all three movements, and he is also an ideal player in a different way. What the other version does have is an expanded aural profile provided by the engineers, and Rattle's contribution with possibly the greatest orchestra in the world, the Berlin Philharmonic. I've not been particularly keen on Kent Nagano's conducting live, but here he does a good job, both in the Prokofiev and the Grieg. The orchestra - also from Berlin - does sound more boxed in as recorded in the modern-looking Jesus-Christus-Kirche in Berlin-Dahlem, but this does not preclude some unexpected details coming across in the middle string parts in the Grieg, for instance, and Lugansky is, as I say, a pianist of substance, thoughtful and of sincere emotion. The last movement of the Grieg is splendidly rollicking and has moments of real brilliance, with the most electrifying definition and cushioned power in the notes. He must have the heart of a giant - very likely the choice between this and the Lang Lang will come down to the coupling, with the Grieg offering a more popular complement, placed first in the sequence, where Lang Lang sets the Prokofiev against the more modern Bartok.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scintillating playing 19 April 2014
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Scintillating playing and performances. The Greig is heroic and tender by turns and the Prokofiev masterfully dispatched. Good recording and orchestral support. A very fine CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb pianism from Lugansky 23 Feb 2014
By Bruce A. Mcdonald - Published on Amazon.com
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GRAMOPHONE gave this recording a rave review and I can see why. Lugansky, always a superb performer, is also a musician, and his treatment of these two familiar concerti is very fine indeed. The finale of the Prokofiev will have listeners on the edge of their seats!
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