Dmitry Masleev plays Scarlatti, Prokofiev & Shostakovich | Melodiya MELCD1002517

Dmitry Masleev plays Scarlatti, Prokofiev & Shostakovich

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Label: Melodiya

Cat No: MELCD1002517

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 27th October 2017

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Melodiya presents a disc recorded by young Russian pianist Dmitry Masleev.

The musicianís name became widely known after his convincing victory at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015 when he received the first prize and a special prize for his performance of a Mozart concerto. Dmitry Masleev was born in Ulan-Ude and graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where he studied under Professor Mikhail Petukhov. He was awarded his first prize when he was 13 years old. Now a soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, he can boast a vast repertoire performing with some of the best Russian and foreign orchestras to rave reviews from reputable music critics. In early 2017, Dmitry debuted at Carnegie Hall, the Paris Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus Berlin. This disc is focused on Russian music of the 20th century. Shostakovichís Piano Concerto No.2 dedicated to the composerís son Maxim was recorded by Dmitry Masleev as part of the project comprising Shostakovich's complete concertos recorded by the Tatarstan State Orchestra and conductor Alexander Sladkovsky. The pianist also performs Prokofievís Piano Sonata No.2, a virtuosic and 'rebellious' piece written when the composer was young (his Piano Concerto No.3 was one of the key numbers of the pianistís competition programme). On the face of it, Domenico Scarlattiís piano sonatas next to Prokofievís piece may seem odd, but the transparent clarity of the Italian composerís early classicism seamlessly blends with the nature of the selected works. The programme comes with an encore Ė Shostakovichís Elegy from Ballet Suite No.3 arranged by Dmitry Masleev.

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