Author Topic: Grigory Sokolov  (Read 14294 times)

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #80 on: October 12, 2010, 11:36:04 AM »
New release - I am not sure where you can buy it though

TITLE: Russian Performing Art Vol.16
COUNTRY / YEAR: Russia, 2010
LABEL / CAT.No.: Bomba Music, BoMB 033-660DVD
COVER / RECORD: BRAND NEW, FACTORY SEALED
TRACKS: Grigory Sokolov piano

Rachmaninov
Concerto No.3 for Piano and Orchestra in D minor, op.30
Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Dmitry Kitaenko conductor
Recorded in 1978

Nikolai Petrov piano

Ravel
Grand and sentimental Valses, op.11
Recorded in 1989

Liszt
Six Grand Etudes after Paganini (1838)
Recorded in 1983

Stanislav Bunin piano

Chopin
Sonata No.3 in B minor, op.58
Recorded in 1986

DETAILS: DVD , PAL 4:3 ALL, Dolby Digital 2.0 Dts.2.0, Color, in Russian, 82 min

Offline mc ukrneal

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #81 on: October 13, 2010, 03:43:03 AM »
I'm certainly not an expert, but what I heard of his Bach I thought excellent and his Rameau is simply the best there is on piano, nobody is even close, not even Meyer. Hear for yourself:
Very nice indeed. I'm impressed.
Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #82 on: March 13, 2011, 06:29:00 AM »
Video of Sokolov playing Rameau Suite in G appeared on youtube recently, most likely from 1998.

La Poule (separately)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xcXY7dyK7eQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/xcXY7dyK7eQ</a>


And the whole Suite in three parts (slightly lower a/v quality)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/A8qR5GYK7wI" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/A8qR5GYK7wI</a>
les tricotets-l'indiffrente-menuet I&II-la poule

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #83 on: March 13, 2011, 01:09:57 PM »
His Mobile Fidelity (I presume--there's no photo) "Hammerklavier" is available from a seller on Amazon for a mere $199!  :o
http://www.amazon.com/Hammerklavier-Sonata-Op-106-Beethoven/dp/B00000DWQX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1300050422&sr=8-1


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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #84 on: June 10, 2011, 03:17:37 AM »
This link should take you to a recital he gave in Heidelberg last year with some Brahms, Bach and Schumann

http://megaupload.com/?d=0UYZ50HG

It's the Schumann -- Op 22 --  which has completely bowled me over. I thought I didn't like this music! This is a major achievement: he's made Op 22 sound like one of the most exciting, coherent, meaningful, poetic works for the piano.
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Offline Papy Oli

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #85 on: November 14, 2011, 01:07:25 PM »
in case of interest - release next week



10 CD-set....although it seems not to have all the works of the 2 previous 5-CD sets.
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #86 on: November 24, 2012, 02:39:48 AM »
Here is interesting upcoming release. First time Sokolov on Melodiya CD. They have released back in the day certain amount of his 60-70-80s recordings on LPs, but this is their first official transfer to CD. Makes me curious if it is one off or more will follow, did he agree or they are doing it on the sly? If there'll be more Melodiya released on LP about half a dozen Beethoven sonatas (10/3, 90, 106, 110, 111), some Schumann (Carnaval, Fantasy, Sonata No.2), bit of Brahms (op.79 and 117) and Schubert (D784), Stravinsky's Three Movements from Petrushka and couple concertos (Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens 2). Hopefully they wouldn't go for the stuff that is already available on Naive (they have previously released some of that on LPs as well). Let's wait and see.


http://www.amazon.de/Goldberg-Variations-Grigory-Sokolv/dp/B009LRJ9EQ

Live Goldbergs from 1982 (preview here), fillers are English Suite No.2 and Partita No.2 (the same Partita as on Naive, I think)
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #87 on: August 13, 2013, 06:22:15 AM »
Somehow I'd missed this recital from St Petersburg in 2009, with Schubert D850 and Beethoven op2/2. I think it's very special -- I have to say that I think we're seeing a great pianist at the height of his powers with Sokolov at the moment, I'll certainly be going out of my way to hear him when he's next in France or the UK.

http://intoclassics.net/news/2011-04-27-5505

The schubert is a favourite piece of mine, I've collected recordings of it for years. Richter made a lot of sense out of the central variations in a Prague recital, but I don't recall hearing anyone find so much meaning in the outer movements before this Sokolov recital. The Beethoven is similarly imaginative.
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #88 on: August 13, 2013, 03:11:29 PM »
in case of interest - release next week



10 CD-set....although it seems not to have all the works of the 2 previous 5-CD sets.

what's missing?
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #89 on: August 14, 2013, 06:44:00 AM »
what's missing?

To the best of my knowledge, nothing:  it's the original issues (in jewel cases)--three double CDs and four single CDs with a big slip case around them.  (I have it.)

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #90 on: August 14, 2013, 08:14:31 AM »
Great news, guys!!
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #91 on: September 08, 2014, 04:33:28 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ok_JJ1__8ls" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ok_JJ1__8ls</a>

Rameau - Les cyclopes

from Berlin Philharmonie  June 5, 2013 (Schubert D899, D946, Beethoven Hammerklavier, Rameau)

http://www.medici.tv/#!/grigory-sokolov-schubert-beethoven-berliner-philharmonie

The recital was filmed by Bruno Monsaingeon, who seems to have announced making some sort of documentary on Sokolov, something like Richter, The Enigma, maybe.

Let's hope the recital on its own makes it to DVD, like Sokolov in Paris ten years ago.

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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #92 on: September 08, 2014, 07:10:01 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ok_JJ1__8ls" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ok_JJ1__8ls</a>

Rameau - Les cyclopes

from Berlin Philharmonie  June 5, 2013 (Schubert D899, D946, Beethoven Hammerklavier, Rameau)

http://www.medici.tv/#!/grigory-sokolov-schubert-beethoven-berliner-philharmonie

The recital was filmed by Bruno Monsaingeon, who seems to have announced making some sort of documentary on Sokolov, something like Richter, The Enigma, maybe.

Let's hope the recital on its own makes it to DVD, like Sokolov in Paris ten years ago.

I'd be interested to know what you make of the Hammerklavier in the first movement. I saw him play this programme in Lyon and at the time I was convinced despite the slow tempo.
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #93 on: September 08, 2014, 10:01:58 AM »
I'd be interested to know what you make of the Hammerklavier in the first movement. I saw him play this programme in Lyon and at the time I was convinced despite the slow tempo.

Hammerklavier is bit of a blind spot for me, have no opinion on Sokolov, or anyone else playing it.
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Re: Grigory Sokolov
« Reply #94 on: September 08, 2014, 05:08:14 PM »
I have a Sokolov Hammerklavier recording from 1993 which I rate as one of my top 3 recordings of this work. It'll be interesting to see what he's changed in 20 years.
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