The Russian Archives: Yudina plays J.S. Bach Beethoven Brahms Liszt
Wydawca: Brilliant Classics
But here we have the 'Three Bs': the central-German repertoire to which Yudina always returned and had so much to contribute in the way of iron-fingered discipline over matters of tempo and phrasing and yet an unquenched search for the matter behind the music.The set takes its cue from a thrilling, unyielding Chromatic Fantasy and concludes with some artless yet heartfelt encores of Schubert. In an age of hype, there will always be room for Maria Yudina.
- Maria Yudina was one of the greatest pianists of 20th century Russia. Uncompromising, sometimes ruthless playing characterised this enigmatic pianist, a sufferer of the Soviet regime. Sviatoslav Richter once asked her: "Why do you play this Bach prelude so loud?" her answer: "Because there is a war on!" The selection on this 3-CD set includes works by her beloved Bach, her magnificent Beethoven (Opus 111!), Liszt, and wonderfully tender Brahms Intermezzi.
- Recorded in 1948--58.
- Includes comprehensive booklet notes profiling Maria Yudina and each work.