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Anton Batagov: Big My Secret - Piano Recital

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Label: Melodiya

Cat No: MELCD1002572

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 1st March 2019

Contents

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Chorale Prelude BWV617 'Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf' (arr. Busoni)
Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ' (arr. Busoni)
Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme' (arr. Busoni)
Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm der Heiden Heiland' (arr. Busoni)
Prelude in B minor (after BWV855a, arr. Siloti)

Bull, John

Galiarda

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Fantasia in C minor, K475
Fantasia in D minor, K397

Nyman, Michael

A Zed and Two Noughts
» Time lapse
Carrington
» Fly drive
Drowning By Numbers
» Sheep 'n' Tides
The Draughtsman's Contract
» Chasing sheep is best left to shepherds
The Piano
» Big my secret
» Deep sleep playing
» Here to there
» Lost and found
» Silver-fingered fling
» The attraction of the pedalling ankle
» The heart asks pleasure first
» The mood that passes through you

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

Pieces de clavecin en concert (5 books)
» First Concert in C minor: La Livri
» Fourth Concert in B flat major: L'indiscrete
» Second Concert in G major: L'agacante
» Third Concert in A major: La timide - Rondeau I
» Third Concert in A major: La timide - Rondeau II
Premier livre de pieces de clavecin
» I Prelude

Artists

Anton Batagov (piano)

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Chorale Prelude BWV617 'Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf' (arr. Busoni)
Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ' (arr. Busoni)
Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme' (arr. Busoni)
Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm der Heiden Heiland' (arr. Busoni)
Prelude in B minor (after BWV855a, arr. Siloti)

Bull, John

Galiarda

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Fantasia in C minor, K475
Fantasia in D minor, K397

Nyman, Michael

A Zed and Two Noughts
» Time lapse
Carrington
» Fly drive
Drowning By Numbers
» Sheep 'n' Tides
The Draughtsman's Contract
» Chasing sheep is best left to shepherds
The Piano
» Big my secret
» Deep sleep playing
» Here to there
» Lost and found
» Silver-fingered fling
» The attraction of the pedalling ankle
» The heart asks pleasure first
» The mood that passes through you

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

Pieces de clavecin en concert (5 books)
» First Concert in C minor: La Livri
» Fourth Concert in B flat major: L'indiscrete
» Second Concert in G major: L'agacante
» Third Concert in A major: La timide - Rondeau I
» Third Concert in A major: La timide - Rondeau II
Premier livre de pieces de clavecin
» I Prelude

Artists

Anton Batagov (piano)

About

Melodiya presents Anton Batagov’s new album Big My Secret with recordings from the renowned pianist’s recitals of the same name that took place in December 2017 at Moscow’s International House of Music. Anton Batagov performs works written in different ages – Jean-Philippe Rameau’s and John Bull’s pieces, Bach’s chorale preludes, Michael Nyman’s soundtracks and Mozart’s fantasias.

“I’m not trying to find an answer to the question to which there’s no answer – about the ratio of the so-called earthly and the so-called heavenly, serious and frivolous, true and contrived. The questions that sound in every note do not imply the ‘one and only right’ answer. For example, one of Bach’s preludes is named Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf (‘Lord God, now open the heavens’). Probably, the stereotypes of our consciousness immediately draw in mind some sort of a light and solemn image. But not so fast. What is in this music is an endless stairway, and every step on it is taken with incredible difficulty, because a person who asks to open wide heaven to him seems to be taking a new look at his life seeing it ‘from there’. And Mozart knocks on this ‘heaven’s door’ without hiding his confusion and being afraid to seem sentimental, but occasionally, out of habit, wearing a theatre wig. As for Rameau and Nyman, they agreed they would wear wigs without taking them off, and let the distinguished audience decide what it’s all about”, Anton Batagov said about the album.

Karina Abramyan, PR director of Melodiya, writes: “Melodiya started to collaborate with Anton Batagov back in 2016, and now we can proudly present the list of albums that we have released since then. The first project was archival: we presented Anton in the version of 1986, then there was Bach recorded on the famous Bösendorfer at the ZIL Cultural Centre, and the album An Evening Hymn was the third one. All of them were essentially studio ones, and now it is time for a live version of the December recitals at the House of Music. In the spring of 2019, we will present a new release that features Batagov not only as a performer, but also as a composer who wrote a two-hour vocal cycle for Nadine Koutcher. Her performance is filigree craftsmanship, it is breathtaking beauty, it is energy and light.”

“You don’t have to rediscover the history of music. It’s always open – come on in. On the contrary, music can reveal something in us. Reveal very different things – inside out. Because all the doors to the so-called heaven and the so-called hell are in our consciousness. And music is a very effective opener. Only the user manual can hardly be read somewhere and downloaded from somewhere. Well, right. You can’t peep in crib notes all your life.” – Anton Batagov

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