ALEXANDER BORODIN (1833-1887): Complete Piano Music - Adagio patetico in A Flat, Petite Suite, Scherzo in A Flat, In the Steppes of Central Asia (for four hands. Giampaolo Nuti [duo partner]), 16 Paraphrases (some four hands some six hands. Daniela de Santis [duo partner], de Santis & Nuti [trio partners]), Four Hands: Tarantella in D, Allegretto in D Flat, Scherzo in E, Polka Hélène in D Minor (both Nuti and de Santis participate), MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937): À la manière de Borodine. Borodin left very little piano music and all of it's here (79 minutes in all).
Catalogue Number: 07M064
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Borodin left very little piano music and all of it's here (79 minutes in all). Five pieces here are claimed as first recordings and they date from 1843 (the Polka Hélène) to 1885 (the Little Suite and Scherzo in A Flat). In the Steppes is Borodin's own transcription of the orchestral version and he and Liszt played it together in 1881. The 16 Paraphrases are a collective composition - on the little ditty we know in English-speaking lands as "Chopsticks". Six are by Rimsky-Korsakov, four by Borodin, four by Lyadov, one by Cui and a Prélude was provided last by a delighted Liszt who had received the rest as a gift. Marco Rapetti (piano).