Alexander Malofeev

Alexander Malofeev
Alexander Malofeev, pianist (b. 2001, Moscow). Photo by Liudmila Malofeeva

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dmitry Masleev plays Joseph Haydn, Camille Saint-Saëns, Sergei Rachmaninov, Felix Mendelssohn & Franz Liszt – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, First stage

The International Tchaikovsky Competition, first held more than 50 years ago, is not only a valuable asset of Russian musical culture but is also one of the major events in the international music community. The International Tchaikovsky Competition is held once every four years.

The first, in 1958, included two disciplines – piano and violin. Beginning with the second competition, in 1962, a cello category was added, and the vocal division was introduced during the third competition in 1966. In 1990, a fifth discipline was announced for the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition – a contest for violin makers which was held before the main competition.

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition was held in Moscow and St Petersburg from June 15 to July 3, 2015, and was dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Russian composer.

In the competition participated more than 600 artists from 45 countries.

On the jury for piano was the distinguished pianists Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, and the founder and director of the Verbier International Festival and Academy, Martin Engström.

Ο 15ος Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος ήταν αφιερωμένος στην 175η επέτειο από τη γέννηση του μεγάλου Ρώσου συνθέτη, πραγματοποιήθηκε στη Μόσχα και στην Αγία Πετρούπολη από τις 15 Ιουνίου έως τις 3 Ιουλίου 2015.

Στο πλαίσιο του δεύτερου γύρου – στο πρώτο από τα δύο στάδια – του διαγωνισμού στην κατηγορία του πιάνου, ο Ρώσος πιανίστας Dmitry Masleev (γενν. 1988), ο οποίος έλαβε την πρώτη θέση, ερμήνευσε τη Σονάτα σε Ντο μείζονα, Hob. XVI:48, του Γιόζεφ Χάυντν, το συμφωνικό ποίημα Danse macabre (Μακάβριος Χορός), έργο 40, του Καμίγ Σαιν-Σανς, σε μεταγραφή για σόλο πιάνο από τον Φραντς Λιστ (S.555), τις Παραλλαγές σ' ένα θέμα του Κορέλι, έργο 42, του Σεργκέι Ραχμάνινοφ, το Scherzo από το Όνειρο Καλοκαιρινής Νύχτας, έργο 61, του Φέλιξ Μέντελσον, σε μεταγραφή για πιάνο από τον Σεργκέι Ραχμάνινοφ (TN iii-7), και το έργο Totentanz (Χορός των Νεκρών) του Φραντς Λιστ, στην εκδοχή για σόλο πιάνο (S.525).

Το ρεσιτάλ έλαβε χώρα στη Μεγάλη Αίθουσα του Ωδείου της Μόσχας, στις 22 Ιουνίου 2015.

Ο Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος πραγματοποιείται κάθε τέσσερα χρόνια, είναι ίσως ο σημαντικότερος διαγωνισμός στο χώρο της κλασικής μουσικής. Ο διαγωνισμός διοργανώθηκε για πρώτη φορά το 1958, περιλαμβάνοντας μόνο δύο κατηγορίες: του βιολιού και του πιάνου. Το 1962, στη δεύτερη διοργάνωση, προστέθηκε η κατηγορία του βιολοντσέλου, ενώ στην τρίτη διοργάνωση του διαγωνισμού, το 1966, προστέθηκε ακόμη η κατηγορία της φωνής.

Στον 15ο Διαγωνισμό, το 2015, συμμετείχαν περισσότεροι από εξακόσιοι καλλιτέχνες από 45 χώρες, οι οποίοι διαγωνίστηκαν και στις τέσσερεις κατηγορίες: πιάνο, βιολί, βιολοντσέλο και φωνή.

Την κριτική επιτροπή για την κατηγορία του πιάνου αποτελούσαν οι διακεκριμένοι πιανίστες Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, καθώς επίσης και ο Martin Engström, ιδρυτής και διευθυντής του Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ και της Ακαδημίας του Βερμπιέρ.

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XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, First stage

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

♪ Piano Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48 (1789) [00:37]*

i. Andante con espressione
ii. Rondo: Presto

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) / Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

♪ Danse macabre, Op.40 / S.555 (1874), arr. by Vladimir Horowitz [12:30]

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

♪ Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42 (1931) [22:28]

i. Theme. Andante
ii. Variation 1. Poco piu mosso
iii. Variation 2. L'istesso tempo
iv. Variation 3. Tempo di Minuetto
v. Variation 4. Andante
vi. Variation 5. Allegro (ma non tanto)
vii. Variation 6. L'istesso tempo
viii. Variation 7. Vivace
ix. Variation 8. Adagio misterioso
x. Variation 9. Un poco piu mosso
xi. Variation 10. Allegro scherzando
xii. Variation 11. Allegro vivace
xiii. Variation 12. L'istesso tempo
xiv. Variation 13. Agitato
xv. Intermezzo
xvi. Variation 14. Andante (come prima)
xvii. Variation 15. L'istesso tempo
xviii. Variation 16. Allegro vivace
xix. Variation 17. Meno mosso
xx. Variation 18. Allegro con brio
xxi. Variation 19. Piu mosso. Agitato
xxii.Variation 20. Piu mosso
xxiii. Coda. Andante

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) / Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

♪ Scherzo from the Incidental music to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 (1843) / Transcription of Mendelssohn's Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream for piano, TN iii-7 (1933) [40:28]

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

♪ Totentanz, version for solo piano, S.525 (1865) [45:55]

Dmitry Masleev, piano – First Prize

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, June 22, 2015

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Start time of each work

The triumphant winner of the latest International Tchaikovsky Competition (2015), Dmitry Masleev took the First Prize and the international spotlight with wholehearted support from the audience, the jury, and the media. In his first touring season Mr. Masleev made a series of successful debuts, establishing his world-wide audience and developing his profile as a "future great pianist" (La Croix) of "virtuoso brilliance" (The Financial Times) and "musicality of metaphysical proportions" (Neue Musikzeitung ). Amongst the most notable performances are those at the Klavierfestival Ruhr, the Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich, la Roque d'Anthéron and Bergamo & Brescia piano festivals, two tours of Japan with Valery Gergiev and Yury Bashmet, the French debut with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the opening gala of the Istanbul Festival, as well as the last-minute replacement for the indisposed Maurizio Pollini in Basel.

These performances have inspired an ever-growing demand for Mr. Masleev's artistry. In January 2017, Carnegie Hall will present Mr. Masleev's highly anticipated debut at the Isaac Stern Auditorium with a recital programme featuring works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Liszt, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. The 2016-2017 season will also see him perform in Paris twice: at the Paris Philharmonie and the Fondation Louis Vuitton. He is honoured to return to the Philharmonie am Gasteig at Valery Gergiev's invitation to play the first three of Prokofiev's piano sonatas; later in the season he will perform in Munich once again, this time with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1. Mr. Masleev's orchestral collaborations also include a German tour with the National Philharmonic of Russia under Maestro Spivakov, an Asian tour with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Mikko Franck, and a performance of Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Paganini with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Robert Trevino. He will continue his tour of Germany's most prestigious festivals with recitals at Rheingau, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Bad Kissingen.

"A discovery and a brilliant pianist", is how his senior colleague Boris Berezovsky describes Dmitry Masleev, who will be performing a solo recital at the greatly acclaimed Pianoscope Festival in France, directed by Mr. Berezovsky. The two pianists will give a pair of duo recitals in Moscow later in the season, playing the music of Bartok and Liszt.

Born and raised in Ulan-Ude (a Siberian town between Lake Baikal and the Mongolian border), Dmitry Masleev was educated at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Professor Mikhail Petukhov, and at the International Music Academy at Lake Como. Prior to his triumph at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow, where the jury awarded him First Prize as well as a special award for the performance of the Mozart D minor Concerto, Mr. Masleev has won many competitions including the 7th Adilia Alieva Piano Competition in Gaillard (2010), the 21st Premio Chopin Piano Competition in Rome (2011), and the Antonio Napolitano Competition in Salerno (2013).


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See also

Dmitry Masleev – All the posts

The winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015

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