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Piano Recital 99: Russian Piano Music
Featuring Michael Houstoun

A Russian-themed recital, with music by Robert Schumann, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Rachmaninov features in this studio recording performed by celebrated New Zealand pianist, Michael Houstoun. The Fantasie in C showcases Schumann's penchant for extra-musical allusions; Prokofiev's third sonata features the element of toccata and full of expression in using the full range of the keyboard. Also featuring on this recording is Scriabin's Sonata No.9, 'Black Mass' and Rachmaninov's Three Etudes-tableaux from Op.39.

Tracklisting

Play 1 Schumann Fantasie in C, Op.17: Durchaus phantastisch und leidenshaftlich vorzutragen - Im Legendenton 14:13
Play 2 Schumann Fantasie in C, Op.17: Mässig 7:43
Play 3 Schumann Fantasie in C, Op.17: Langsam getragen 11:07
Play 4 Prokofiev Sonata No.3, Op.28 8:11
Play 5 Scriabin Sonata No.9, Op.68 8:44
Play 6 Rachmaninov Etudes-tableaux from Op.39: Op.39, No.1 in C Minor (Allegro agitato) 3:23
Play 7 Rachmaninov Etudes-tableaux from Op.39: Op.39, No.2 in A Minor (Lento assai) 8:45
Play 8 Rachmaninov Etudes-tableaux from Op.39: Op.39, No.9 in D Major (Allegro moderato) 3:50


Technical Credits

CD Title Piano Recital 99: Russian Piano Music
Label Trust Records
Catalogue Number MMT2028
© 1999 HRL Morrison Music Trust
P 1999 HRL Morrison Music Trust
Recording type Digital Stereo Recording
Recording Venue Recorded in the Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, New Zealand

Producer Wayne Laird
Record Engineer Sam Negri
Digital Editor Wayne Laird
Digital Mastering Wayne Laird
Production Assistant Rae de Lisle
Piano Technician David Jenkin
Executive Producer Russell Armitage

Acknowledgements

Photography Graham Creamer

 

 

 


 

 


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