YURI SHAPORIN (1887-1966): Complete Piano Music - Romance sans paroles, Sonatas No. 1 in B Flat Minor, Op. 5 and N. 2 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 7, 2 Pieces from a Piano Suite c.1925-27, 2 Morceaux, Ballada, Op. 28, Matelot, Fugue in F Sharp Minor, Oriental Dance (all First Recordings except Sonata No. 2).
Catalogue Number: 05X046
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0621
Description: With its roots in the tradition of Borodin and Mussorgsky, the music of the Ukrainian-born Soviet composer Yuri Shaporin sits between the late Romanticism of Scriabin and the harder edges of Shostakovich and Prokofiev, blending a mastery of counterpoint with an acute sense of Russian keyboard color. In Shaporin’s piano music his fondness for the epic – expressed in two large-scale sonatas and a mighty passacaglia – is contrasted with a number of gentle, almost whimsical miniatures. Kirill Kozlovski (piano).