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1516 Mykola Suk - Vol. 2
[TNC CD 1516]


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Performer(s):
Suk, Mykola - Piano
Composer(s):
Liszt, Franz
Kolessa, Mykola
Thalberg, Sigismond
Baley, Virko - Conductor
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Mykola Suk’s “powerful and pearl-like playing”(Wiener Zeitung), his “immense talent of tone coloring” (Le Soleil, Quebec), his “enormous digital control” (Toronto Star) and his ability to “transform virtuosity into poetry of the mind” (Keskisumalainen, Finland) have earned him comparisons with some of the great pianists of all time. “One soon understood why he has been compared to Richter. It appeared as if, with his playing, Mykola Suk would set the instrument on fire,” said the Trossinger Zeitung, and “surely the most towering and volcanic talent to have come out of Russia since Anton Rubinstein,” said the European Piano Teacher’s Journal. Pianist Mykola Suk gained international recognition as the winner of the First Prize and Gold Medal at the 1971 International Liszt-Bartók Competition in Budapest. Since winning the competition, he has concertized to great acclaim as both soloist and chamber musician on all the major concert stages throughout the former USSR, the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asia. Mykola Suk studied at the Kiev Special Music School and at the Moscow Conservatory with the renowned Lev Vlasenko. In 1973, he was awarded the title of Outstanding Artist of Ukraine by the government. Formerly on the faculty of the Kiev and Moscow Conservatories, the New England Conservatory of Music, Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Suk is currently head of the piano faculty at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mr. Suk has recorded for Melodiya, Russian Disc,Triton (DML Classics), and TNC Recordings labels. QUOTE: “An astonishing blend of muscular power, poetry and utter control, he will prove to be one of the more formidable talents to have appeared in this country in years.” — American Record Guide [1] Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Sonata in B-minor 33:09 Lento assai – Allegro energico – Andante sostenuto – Allegro energico – Andate sostenuto – Lento assai Franz Liszt’s monumental Sonata in B-minor is one of the towering achievements of the 19th century. In many ways it represents the century better than any other solo instrumental piece. The form is revolutionary. In its “three movements-in-one” structure it carries the principle of transformation of themes within the formal design of a classic sonata form to its limits. Like Mahler, Liszt also felt that music should embrace the whole world, and this sonata realizes this ambition. Much ink has been spilled trying to explain Liszt’s importance, but what Princess Sayn-Wittgenstein wrote expresses it most accurately and economically: “He has buried his lance much further into the future than Wagner.” [2 & 3] Mykola Kolessa: from Four Preludes 7:73 Mykola Kolessa will be a new and genuine discovery for most listeners. Born in 1903, in the town of Sambir at the foothills of the Ukrainian side of the Carpathian Mountains, he lived to celebrate his 102nd birthday, dying in Lviv, Ukraine on June 8th, 2005. He came from an illustrious musical family, his father being one of the greatest early ethnomusicologists, Filaret Kolessa. An excellent conductor of both symphonic and choral ensembles, he composed in a number of instrumental forms (among them: two symphonies, a piano quartet, and works for solo piano), but his most prominent output was in vocal and choral music. He graduated from the Prague State Conservatory, where he studied with Vítêzslav Novák. His music is profoundly influenced by the folklore of Ukrainian mountaineers of the Carpathians. In many ways his model was Béla Bartók and like the Hungarian master, he sought to merge folk idioms with 20th century trends. The two preludes on this CD were written six years apart. The first (“Autumnal”) is a lovely impressionistic miniature poem. The second, (“Hutsul”), is dance-like and pays overt homage to the mountaineers’ music. Both pieces make exquisite additions to the piano repertoire. [1] Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Sonata in B-minor 33:09 Lento assai – Allegro energico – Andante sostenuto – Allegro energico – Andate sostenuto – Lento assai Franz Liszt’s monumental Sonata in B-minor is one of the towering achievements of the 19th century. In many ways it represents the century better than any other solo instrumental piece. The form is revolutionary. In its “three movements-in-one” structure it carries the principle of transformation of themes within the formal design of a classic sonata form to its limits. Like Mahler, Liszt also felt that music should embrace the whole world, and this sonata realizes this ambition. Much ink has been spilled trying to explain Liszt’s importance, but what Princess Sayn-Wittgenstein wrote expresses it most accurately and economically: “He has buried his lance much further into the future than Wagner.” [2 & 3] Mykola Kolessa: from Four Preludes 7:73 Mykola Kolessa will be a new and genuine discovery for most listeners. Born in 1903, in the town of Sambir at the foothills of the Ukrainian side of the Carpathian Mountains, he lived to celebrate his 102nd birthday, dying in Lviv, Ukraine on June 8th, 2005. He came from an illustrious musical family, his father being one of the greatest early ethnomusicologists, Filaret Kolessa. An excellent conductor of both symphonic and choral ensembles, he composed in a number of instrumental forms (among them: two symphonies, a piano quartet, and works for solo piano), but his most prominent output was in vocal and choral music. He graduated from the Prague State Conservatory, where he studied with Vítêzslav Novák. His music is profoundly influenced by the folklore of Ukrainian mountaineers of the Carpathians. In many ways his model was Béla Bartók and like the Hungarian master, he sought to merge folk idioms with 20th century trends. The two preludes on this CD were written six years apart. The first (“Autumnal”) is a lovely impressionistic miniature poem. The second, (“Hutsul”), is dance-like and pays overt homage to the mountaineers’ music. Both pieces make exquisite additions to the piano repertoire. Produced by Virko Baley and Mykola Suk Executive Producer: Gregory Bemko Recorded at the Great Hall (Bolshoi Zal) of the Moscow Conservatory, April 13 through 18, 2004, Moscow, Russia Recorded by Vadim Ivanon and Vitaly Ivanov Edited by Farida Uzbekova Additional editing by Borys Arkhimovych, Kiev, Ukraine Mastering on Sonic Solutions by Jonathan Marcus at the Orpharion Recordings, Long Beach, CA Cover, Design & Layout: Livia Daniels, DWA Creative, Las Vegas, NV Printing: ProColor, inc., Las Vegas, NV Program Notes: Virko Baley Literary Editor: Patricia McRae Additional and detailed information on the music, composers and Mykola Suk is available on our website:www.tncmusic.net In memoriam: Gregory Bemko Dedicated to Gregory and Yoshiko Bemko TRAYCARD INFO: Mykola Suk’s performance on this long awaited second CD for TNC Recordings of the monumental Liszt Sonata fully justifies John C. Tibbett’s comment that “it was some of the finest Liszt playing I have ever heard... an astonishing blend of muscular power, poetry, and utter control.” The program also includes the best operatic fantasy by one of Liszt’s greatest pianistic competitors, Sigismond Thalberg, and a true discovery: two beautiful Preludes by the Ukrainian composer Mykola Kolessa, who died in 2005 at the age of 102. 1] Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Sonata in B-minor 33:09 Lento assai – Allegro energico – Andante sostenuto – Allegro energico – Andate sostenuto – Lento assai Mykola Kolessa (1903-2005): from Four Preludes [2] 1. Autumnal (1969) 3:19 [3] 4. Hutsul (1975) 4:54 [4] Sigismond Thalberg (1812-1871): Fantasie: Moïse, Op. 33 16:06 Franz Liszt [5] Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 6:47 [6] Hungarian Rhapsody No. 8 7:59 [7] Virko Baley (b. 1938): Et lux perpetua… (rest in peace) 2:42 Total: 74:58
1. 1516-Suk Vol 2, Liszt-Sonata in B-minor
2. 1516-Suk Vol 2, Kolessa-from 4 Preludes, 1. Autumnal
3. 1516-Suk Vol 2, Kolessa-from 4 Preludes, 4. Hutsul
4. 1516-Suk Vol 2, Thalberg-Fantasie: Moise, Op. 33
5. 1516-Suk Vol 2, Liszt-Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11
6. 1516-Suk Vol 2, Liszt-Hungarian Rhapsody No. 8
7. 1516-Suk Vol 2, Baley-Et lux perpetua...(rest in peace)
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