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Anatoly Alexandrov / Préludes, Poème, Visions

Alexandrov, Anatoly

Préludes / Poème / Visions. Pianomusik

Kaddour, Fériel

Ar Re Se
3760067550227 | AR 20131 | 1CD
ANATOLY ALEXANDROV (1888-1982) is a composer to be rediscovered. He has forged a very particular style, somewhere between Scriabin, Medtner, Rachmaninov and at times Debussy. His language firmly fits into the Russia of the first half of the 20th century, both on a harmonic and a pianistic level. The recording reveals its contrasting aspects: intimist and personal pages meet popular melodies, some of which are typically Russian, while other evoke a more impressionist feel.

Fériel Kaddour devoted this recording to the short forms of the composer, Visions, Preludes, Passages… They summon
sensations and colors, and their depth of field explores the nooks and jarring subtleties of the harmony.

She pursues a double career as a pianist and as a musicologist. When Lydia Jardon offered her to record for the Label Ar-résé, and recommended this Russian repertoire which had fallen into oblivion, she sought out the works of composer Anatoly Alexandrov.