TATIANA NIKOLAYEVA (1924-1993): 3 Concert Études, Op. 13*, DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, Nos. 1, 7 & 15*, SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943): Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18, SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953): Piano Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28 “From Old Notebooks”*, J.S. BACH (1685-1750): Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 906*, French Suite No. 5 in G, BWV 816, Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903*. * - First Time on CD.
Catalogue Number: 04S081
Reference: SU 4216-2
Description: As the booklet notes put it of these recordings: “Their significance is indispensable indeed, as they represent virtually the oldest preserved testimony to the immense mastery of the legendary pianist, before she was discovered by the whole world. Prague, the 1950s: the earliest records of Tatiana Nikolayeva’s boundless mastery.” And there are just under nine minutes of her own compositions. 2 CDs. Tatiana Nikolayeva (piano), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Konstantin Ivanov (rec. 1951-54).