These recordings of Balakirev's complete solo piano works by the much-lauded pianist Nicholas Walker have been hailed as 'the reference set' by the American Record Guide. Originally released between 2013 and 2020, these critically acclaimed performances are now collected together for the first time in a 6 album box set. Includes world premiere recordings. Hailed by the London Evening Standard as a 'prodigy, of awesome technical fluency backed by exceptional artistry', Nicholas Walker possesses a rare combination of talents combining sensitivity with 'the flair of a full scale virtuoso and a sparkling intelligence' (BBC Music Magazine). Nicholas Walker teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he devised the celebrated keyboard skills course, the advanced level of which not only helps students to be proficient in all aspects of practical musicianship, but offers them the chance to learn how to improvise in various forms, such as minuets, variations, sonatinas and Mozart-type cadenzas, in addition to devising and performing a virtuoso transcription of their own.
These recordings of Balakirev's complete solo piano works by the much-lauded pianist Nicholas Walker have been hailed as 'the reference set' by the American Record Guide. Originally released between 2013 and 2020, these critically acclaimed performances are now collected together for the first time in a 6 album box set. Includes world premiere recordings. Hailed by the London Evening Standard as a 'prodigy, of awesome technical fluency backed by exceptional artistry', Nicholas Walker possesses a rare combination of talents combining sensitivity with 'the flair of a full scale virtuoso and a sparkling intelligence' (BBC Music Magazine). Nicholas Walker teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he devised the celebrated keyboard skills course, the advanced level of which not only helps students to be proficient in all aspects of practical musicianship, but offers them the chance to learn how to improvise in various forms, such as minuets, variations, sonatinas and Mozart-type cadenzas, in addition to devising and performing a virtuoso transcription of their own.
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Format: CD
Label: GRAMOLA
Rel. Date: 09/10/2021
UPC: 747313986422

Complete Works For Solo Piano (Box)
Artist: Balakirev / Walker
Format: CD
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1. Piano Sonata in B-Flat minor
2. I. Andantino
3. II. Mazurka: Moderato
4. III. Intermezzo: Larghetto
5. IV. Allegro Non Troppo, Ma Con Fuoco
6. Piano Sonata No. 1 in B-Flat minor, Op. 5
7. I. Andante - Allegro Assai, Feroce
8. II. Mazurka: Tempo Di Mazurka
9. III. Andante
10. Piano Sonata in B-Flat minor, Op. 3, "Grande Sonate"
11. I. Allegro Feroce
12. II. Mazurka
13. III. Larghetto
14. IV. Finale: Allegro Grazioso
15. V. Epilogue: Fuga
16. Waltz No. 1 in G Major
17. Nocturne No. 1 in B-Flat minor
18. Waltz No. 2 in F minor
19. Waltz No. 3 in D Major
20. Nocturne No. 2 in B minor
21. Waltz No. 4 in B-Flat Major
22. Nocturne No. 3 in D minor
23. Waltz No. 5 in D-Flat Major
24. Nocturne in G-Sharp minor
25. Fantasy Piece in D-Flat Major
26. Waltz No. 6 in F-Sharp minor
27. Chant Du Pecheur
28. Waltz No. 7 in G-Sharp minor
29. Mazurka No. 1 in A-Flat Major
30. Mazurka No. 2 in C-Sharp minor
31. Piano Sonatina in G Major, "Esquisses"
32. I. Allegro Moderato
33. II. L'istesso Tempo
34. III. Coda: Poco a Poco Più Agitato
35. Berceuse in D-Flat Major
36. Mazurka No. 3 in B minor
37. Mazurka No. 4 in G-Flat Major
38. Dumka in E-Flat minor, "Complainte"
39. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Classical Composer
40. Walker, Nicholas - Arranger
41. Mazurka No. 5 in C-Sharp Major (1884 Version, Completed By N. Walker)
42. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Classical Composer
43. Rêverie in F Major
44. Humoresque in D Major
45. Mazurka No. 6 in A-Flat Major
46. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Classical Composer
47. Walker, Nicholas - Arranger
48. Piece in F-Sharp minor (1851,2nd Version Completed By N. Walker)
49. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Classical Composer
50. Mazurka No. 7 in E-Flat minor
51. Capriccio in D Major
52. Scherzo No. 1 in B minor
53. Novelette in a Major
54. 10 Songs (1896): No. Pustïnya (The Wilderness) (Version for Piano)
55. Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat minor
56. Fandango-Étude
57. Sérénade Espagnole
58. Glinka - Jota Aragonesa (Version for Piano)
59. Berlioz - la Fuite en Egypte: Ouverture
60. Scherzo No. 3 in F-Sharp Major
61. Mélodie Espagnole
62. Taneyev - Valse-Caprice No. 1 in A-Flat Major
63. Taneyev - Valse-Caprice No. 2 in D-Flat Major
64. Réminiscences de L'opéra la Vie Pour Le Czar
65. Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich - Classical Composer
66. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Arranger
67. Ruslan I Lyudmila: Chernomor's March (Arr. M.A. Balakirev for Piano)
68. Chopin, Fryderyk - Classical Composer
69. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Arranger
70. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: II. Romanza: Larghetto (Arr. M.A. Balakirev for Piano)
71. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Classical Composer
72. Impromptu (After Chopin's Preludes)
73. Chopin, Fryderyk - Classical Composer
74. Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat minor, Op. 31 (Cadenza By M.A. Balakirev)
75. Liszt, Franz - Classical Composer
76. Mazurka Brillante, S221/R43
77. Mazurka Brillante, S221/R43 (Cadenza By M.A. Balakirev)
78. Beethoven, Ludwig Van - Classical Composer
79. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Arranger
80. String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2, "Rasumovsky": III. Allegretto (Arr. M.A. Balakirev for Piano)
81. String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130: V. Cavatina (Arr. M.A. Balakirev for Piano)
82. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Classical Composer
83. Gondellied in a Minor
84. Tarantella in B Major
85. Polonaise Brillante
86. La Fileuse (The Spinner)
87. Au Jardin (In the Garden), "Idyll-Étude"
88. Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich - Classical Composer
89. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Arranger
90. Kamarinskaya (Arr. M.A. Balakirev for Piano)
91. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Classical Composer
92. Walker, Nicholas - Arranger
93. Tamara (Arr. N. Walker for Piano)
94. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Classical Composer
95. Polka in F-Sharp minor
96. Elegy on the Death of a Mosquito (Completed By N. Walker)
97. La Danse de Sorcières (Witches' Dance) (Completed By N. Walker)
98. Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich - Classical Composer
99. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Arranger
100. Ne Govori: Lyubov' Proydyot (Do Not Say: Love Passes Away) (Arr. M.A. Balakirev for Piano)
101. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Classical Composer
102. Tyrolienne
103. Zapol'sky, Platon Vasil'evich - Classical Composer
104. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Arranger
105. Rêverie (Arr. M.A. Balakirev for Piano)
106. Balakirev, Mily Alexeyevich - Classical Composer
107. Toccata in C-Sharp minor
108. Glinka - a Farewell to St. Petersburg: No. Zhavoronok (The Lark)
109. Islamey, "Oriental Fantasy"

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These recordings of Balakirev's complete solo piano works by the much-lauded pianist Nicholas Walker have been hailed as 'the reference set' by the American Record Guide. Originally released between 2013 and 2020, these critically acclaimed performances are now collected together for the first time in a 6 album box set. Includes world premiere recordings. Hailed by the London Evening Standard as a 'prodigy, of awesome technical fluency backed by exceptional artistry', Nicholas Walker possesses a rare combination of talents combining sensitivity with 'the flair of a full scale virtuoso and a sparkling intelligence' (BBC Music Magazine). Nicholas Walker teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he devised the celebrated keyboard skills course, the advanced level of which not only helps students to be proficient in all aspects of practical musicianship, but offers them the chance to learn how to improvise in various forms, such as minuets, variations, sonatinas and Mozart-type cadenzas, in addition to devising and performing a virtuoso transcription of their own.