BORTKIEWICZ: Lyrica Nova; Etude in D-flat Major; Nocturne; Esquisses de Crimee; Three Preludes; Piano Sonata No. 2 – A. Soldano, p. – Divine Art
The music of Bortkiewicz receives ardent and luxurious realization from pianist Soldano. BORTKIEWICZ: Lyrica Nova, Op. 59; Etude in D-flat Major; Nocturne from Op. 24; Esquisses de Crimee, Op. 8; Three Preludes; Piano Sonata No. 2 in c-sharp, Op. 60 – Alfonso Soldano, p. – Divine Art dda 25142, 69:31 (10/14/16) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: The […]
BORTKIEWICZ: Piano Works, Volumes 8 – 9 = Impressions; Ein Roman fuer Klavier; Trois Morceaux; Two pieces; Kindheit – Jouni Somero, p. – FC Records (2 CDs)
The relatively unknown piano scores of Sergei Bortkiewicz in these volumes bespeak debts to the romantics Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, and Grieg.
Volume 1 features works from early and late in Bortkiewicz’s career. This is a good idea; what I hear bodes well for the rest of the series, which amounts to eight volumes total.