Piano Sonatas Nos.1 & 2 - A. Rubinstein - Musik - NAXOS - 0747313398973 - January 3, 2020

Piano Sonatas Nos.1 & 2

A. Rubinstein

Piano Sonatas Nos.1 & 2


Anton Rubinstein was the equal of Liszt as a pianist and a technically gifted composer but, in his own words, he was perceived by his contemporaries as too German to be Russian and too Russian to be German, and his music was frequently disparaged. Although occasionally derivative, the first two sonatas are impressively bravura and passionate works which pianist Han Chen approaches as if reading a 19th-century Russian novel, digging down to the very essence of the human soul. It is perhaps an irony of the history of taste that Rubinstein's very real achievements are beginning to be valued only some 125 years after his death.

Media Music     CD   (Compact Disc)
Released January 3, 2020
EAN/UPC 0747313398973
Label NAXOS
Cat. no. NXS8573989.2
Genre Classical
Dimensions 142 125 10 mm
Weight 85 g
Soloist Han Chen