Nikolay Medvedev plays Russian Piano Masterpieces | Quartz QTZ2143

Nikolay Medvedev plays Russian Piano Masterpieces


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Label: Quartz

Cat No: QTZ2143

Barcode: 0880040214328

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 29th October 2021



Interviewed by Musical America in 1921, Rachmaninov was asked: “would you agree that the heart should be the composer’s guide through the labyrinths of accepted forms?” “Yes,” he replied, “the heart above all. Of course, the head must aid in the building of great musical structures, but by itself the head is impotent. If a composer is devoid of heart or hasn’t his heart in the right place, it is impossible for him to conceal his deficiency. This explains why Russian music is so superlatively great; it speaks so directly to the heart. That is what gives it its vital beauty, its universality of appeal, and thus all great art is universal and national in character – it were better to say local instead of national – at one and the same moment.”

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