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Svetozar Ivanov's Dream Images is a mesmerizing collection of classical music compositions that showcases his exceptional talent and passion for the piano. With a diverse selection of pieces from composers spanning centuries, Ivanov's performances are a true delight for lovers of piano music. From the 18th century to the present day, he seamlessly navigates through different epochs and genres, demonstrating his remarkable versatility and understanding of the musical landscape. Born in Bulgaria, Ivanov holds degrees from the Bulgarian National Conservatory and the University of Michigan, where he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts. His extensive education and experience are reflected in his captivating interpretations and profound musical insight.

Svetozar Ivanov describes his new album Dream Images as "… a journey enclosed by two pieces by George Crumb – Rain-Death Variations and Love-Death Music. Inside this journey, the music guides us from the romantic and fantasy-like world of Alexander Scriabin’s second sonata, through the enigmatic stillness of Luciano Berio’s Encores, to the hammering hyper expressivity of Galina Ustvolskaya’s 6th sonata. With unexpected transitions, connections, and returns, this CD is like a dream in which, as the quote by Borges that serves as program notes suggests, “we are wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity…".

Dream Images · Svetozar Ivanov, piano

  • [1] Rain-Death Variations - from Makrokosmos II - George Crumb 2:00
    Sonata Fantasy (Sonata No. 2), Op. 19 - Alexander Scriabin
    [2] I. Andante 8:15
    [3] II. Presto 4:13
    [4] Wasserklavier - Luciano Berio 1:58
    [5] Erdenklavier - Luciano Berio 1:37
    3 Preludes from 24 Preludes, Op. 11 - Alexander Scriabin
    [6] No. 10 1:17
    [7] No. 11 1:52
    [8] No. 12 1:37
    3 Preludes from 12 Preludes for Piano - Galina Ustvolskaya
    [9] IV. 1:42
    [10] XII. 1:12
    [11] V. 1:26
    3 Preludes from 24 Preludes, Op. 11 - Alexander Scriabin
    [12] No. 17 0:46
    [13] No. 13 1:27
    [14] No. 14 1:06
    [15] Brin - Luciano Berio 1:53
    [16] Luftklavier 3:20
    [17] Piano Sonata No. 6 - Galina Ustvolskaya 6:15
    [18] Dream Images (Love-Death Music) - from Makrokosmos I - George Crumb 4:36

    DDD 46:36

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