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J.S. Bach · Beethoven · Brahms
Gluck · Liszt · Schubert
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Claudio Abbado
Int. Release 02 Mar. 2007
2 CDs / Download
0289 477 6162 4
CD DDD 0289 477 6162 4 GM 2
Portrait of the Artist

Track List

CD 1: Fantasy

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, Op.72, D.774

Die schöne Müllerin, Op.25, D.795

Transcription: Franz Liszt: Searle 565 No.2

Ständchen (Horch! Horch! die Lerch!), D.889

Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op.2, D.118

Erlkönig, Op. 1, D. 328

Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15, D. 760 "Wanderer"

Solo piano




Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
7 Piano Pieces, Op.116

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Yevgeny Kissin

Total Playing Time 1:20:25

CD 2: Fantasy

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, TH 55

Yevgeny Kissin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Flute Sonata in E Flat Major, BWV 1031

For Piano


Yevgeny Kissin

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Yevgeny Kissin, Cheryl Studer, Kristina Clemenz, Camille Capasso, John Aler, Hiroshi Oshima, Friedrich Molsberger, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, RIAS Kammerchor

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Yevgeny Kissin

Total Playing Time 1:07:55

The young Kissin has a phenomenal technique and no inhibitions about displaying it.

This is an astonishingly generous offering . . . Avid fans of Kissin's extraordinary artistry will want this for the new releases alone, and barring only a rather laboured Tchaikovsky concerto, this is an absolute bargain and a potent reminder of the genius of the teenage Kissin, displaying a perfect balance of consummate musicianship and transcendental technique.

. . . in most of the solo pieces here, a callow Kissin revels in punchy virtuosity at the expense of nuance . . . and flattens the music's graceful flights of lyricism by failing to attend to rhythmic shaping and to variations of tone of voice . . . There are, of course, more than a few exciting outbursts, especially in the more raging passages of the Schubert Fantasy and in the high spirited bluster of the Liszt -- and there are . . . oases of timbral beauty as well . . .

... su interpretación de los conciertos n° 1 y n° 3 de Prokofiev, con la Filarmónica de Berlín y Claudio Abbado, que hoy en día sigue siendo una referencia. Se nos presenta, por lo tanto, un joven Kissin en los albores de su carrera internacional, mostrando de forma esplendorosa la firmeza y el brillo de su característico toque. ... recomendaría este CD más bien por la "Fantasía Coral", de Beethoven, interpretada, también en vivo, con una fuerza increíble bajo la batuta de Abbado.