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The second CD of the pianist Vesselin Stanev presents him as an excellent interpreter of music by Chopin, Ravel and Rachmaninov. Vesselin Stanev has chosen works of the highest pianistic class and proves again his exceptional talent. He has been student of Dmitriy Bachkirov, a celebrated representatives of the Russian keyboard school, and later continued perfecting his skills with the well-known Alexis Weissenberg. Stanev is holder of several prestigious prizes in international competitions. He enjoys an active concert-giving career in France, where he has been living for years, in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Moscow and Bulgaria. Musical critics rank him with the greatest pianists of the 20th century and continuously emphasize on his power, insight and temperament of performance. The performer's originality of ideas, form-construction and exceptional musicality are the characteristics that create the strongest impression in his interpretations. In addition, he possesses a well-mastered and appropriately used virtuosity, organically linked with the whole concept about the composition he perfroms. The magnificence of Chopin's 24 Preludes and Rachmaninov's Sonata No. 2 prove all the pianist's gifts. On the other hand, the richness of nuances and images, revealed with impressionistic finesse and fantasy in Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit, show him as a great master of the sound and a pianist who is capable of suggesting emotions, ideas, psychological states and romantic elеgance, and who controls in details all the subtleties of his instrument.


Recorded in Bulgaria Concert Hall, Sofia, January 2000


  • Track Listing


    24 Préludes, Op. 28

    [1] No.1 C-dur 0'33''

    [2] No.2 a-moll 1'43''

    [3] No.3 G-dur 0'51''

    [4] No.4 e-moll 1'36''

    [5] No.5 D-dur 0'30''

    [6] No.6 h-moll 1'25''

    [7] No.7 A-dur 0'47''

    [8] No.8 fis-moll 1'34''

    [9] No.9 E-dur 1'05''

    [10] No.10 cis-moll 0'25''

    [11] No.11 H-dur 0'36''

    [12] No.12 gis-moll 1'01''

    [13] No.13 Fis-dur 2'36''

    [14] No.14 es-moll 0'22

    [15] No.15 Des-dur 4'21''

    [16] No.16 b-moll 1'00''

    [17] No.17 As-dur 2'42''

    [18] No.18 f-moll 0'50''

    [19] No.19 Es-dur 1'11''

    [20] No.20 c-moll 1'31''

    [21] No.21 B-dur 1'39''

    [22] No.22 g-moll 0'39''

    [23] No.23 F-dur 0'47''

    [24] No.24 d-moll 2'09''


    Gaspard de la nuit

    [25] Ondine 6'26''

    [26] Le Gibet 4'39''

    [27] Scarbo 8'37''


    Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36

    [28] Allegro agitato 6'43''

    [29] Non allegro. Lento 4'43''

    [30] L'istesso tempo. Allegro molto 4'35''

    DDD 67'55''

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