Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert - music of Medtner, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Rachmaninov and Gregory Catoire performed by Amiram Ganz, violin - David Gaillard, viola - Alexander Dmitirev, Cello and Alexander Paley, piano - live from Paris on October 17, 2010
November 10, 2010

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Alexander Paley - Russian Romantics this week.


Back in keeping with our Anti-Road Rage Wednesday, here's a concert recorded live in Paris by Radio France on October 17th featuring violinist Amiram Ganz, violist David Gaillard, cellist Alexander Dmitirev and pianist Alexander Paley in a program of music by Russian Romantics, some of whom you may not be all that familiar with. Music of Nicolai Medtner, Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Sergei Rachmaninov, and Gregory Catoire.

Here's the program:

Nicolas Medtner
Sonata tragica Op.39 N°5 (1920)

Mikhaïl Ippolitov-Ivanov
Sonate Op.8 (1887)

Serge Rachmaninov
Trio élégiaque N°1 (1892)
Prélude en Fa majeur Op.32 N°7
Prélude en Sol dièse mineur Op.32 N°12
Prélude en La mineur Op.32 N°8

Georgy Catoire
Quatuor en La mineur Op.31 (1916)

Amiram Ganz, Violon
David Gaillard, Alto
Alexandre Dmitriev, Violoncelle
Alexandre Paley, Piano

As always, the concert is complete and in two parts - part 1 (top player) is the Medtner, Ippolitov-Ivanov and Trio Elegiaque by Rachmaninov - part 2 (bottom player) is the rest of the Rachmaninov and the Catoire.

Announcements are in French and edited to conform to time.

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