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great compositions/performances: Mahler: Pianokwartet in a kl.t. / Piano quartet in a minor


Mahler: Pianokwartet in a kl.t. / Piano quartet in a minor

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J.S. Bach French Suite No.5 in G Major BWV 816 Svetlana Ponomareva piano



Extract from Svetlana Ponomareva plays Schnittke / Bach CD
Recorded in 2008 at CBC Studio One in Vancouver yet never played on CBC Radio 2

For those who do not care about musical name dropping and want to listen to a fine and informed articulation of the French Suite No.5

(Finally available for download, “Touching a Mystery” the book on rules of articulation for Baroque Clavier Music:
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This CD commemorates Alfred Schnittke‘s 10th passing anniversary. The selected “Five Aphorisms” written in 1990 and Sonata No. 3 written in 1992 are among his late works for piano solo, rarely performed. Svetlana’s performing of Schnittke solo piano is among the finest.

The CD also focuses on Bach’s music as the result of Svetlana’s serious work based on several in-depth researches by Alexandrov, Teregulov and Nosina from Russia on Baroque music – in particular, about articulation in Bach’s Clavier music and the symbolism of his music. Svetlana chose the Prelude and Fugue BWV 849 from the Well Tempered Clavier book 1 and the French Suite No. 5 BWV 816 to illustrate this research and demonstrate how through the rules of articulation the polyphony is serving a complex dramaturgy that is both true to the epoch -in style- and still quite personal to the performer.

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