BORIS ARAPOV (1905-1992): Concerto for Violin, Piano, Percussion and Chamber Orchestra (rec. May 13, 1974), Piano Sonata No. 2 (rec.1985) (coupled with Beethoven Piano Sonatas Nos. 7, 27 & 32 and Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 3).

Catalogue Number: 07Q078

Label: Melodiya

Reference: MEL CD 10 02240

Format: CD

Price: $29.98

Description: Collectors willing to pay $30 for 38 minutes of unusual repertoire will find a nine-and-a-half minute piano sonata from 1978 whose idiom Scriabin would have recognized and a rather fascinating half-hour long concerto form 1973 which is rather more Bartókian than anything else - no towering shadow of Shostakovich here - where the percussionist has perhaps more to do than either of the other soloists. Grigory Sokolov (piano), Mikhail Vaiman (violin), Nikolai Moskalenko (percussion), Leningrad State Philharmonic Society Chamber Orchestra; Alexander Dmitriyev.


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