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Zlata Chochieva - Chiaroscuro (2022)

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Zlata Chochieva - Chiaroscuro (2022)

Zlata Chochieva - Chiaroscuro (2022)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:22:09 | 195 Mb
Classical | Label: naïve

Scriabin and Mozart: two composers rarely associated, yet the juxtaposition here seems clear when performed by Zlata Chochieva. In this first album, the Russian pianist, new to the naïve label, is ingenious in both the cycles of fragmented variations and the more opulent sonatas or preludes.

This project is inspired by the 150th anniversary of Scriabin’s birth, but Zlata Chochieva has been a fan of the Russian composer since her childhood, as he was the first to appeal to her emotions as a listener and performer. Associating him with the classical Mozart - rather than a romantic composer, as is usually the case - enables Zlata Chochieva to conjure up an unexpected kinship that benefits from her vibrant and graceful style, rising to thrilling virtuosity. “The perfection in the phrasing, the polyphony and the formal proportions, plus the concision and the lack of superfluous notes are just some of the points that link Scriabin to Mozart,” she explains.

“Scriabin has always aspired to clarity, transparency, and weightlessness. He also found the idea of a synthesis between music and literature very interesting. Just some of the things he shared with Mozart.” These ideas subconsciously follow Zlata Chochieva’s career: she trained in Moscow under Mikhail Pletnev and Pavel Nersessian, then at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Jacques Rouvier - where she now teaches.

For her first album with naïve, Zlata Chochieva has compiled a carefully proportioned, symmetrical programme, values appreciated by both composers: she pairs two cycles of Mozart variations inspired by themes from Duport and Gluck - a whole range of lively comic pieces interspersed with rare and poignant slow movements - with opus 15 and 16 by Scriabin, and with his virtuosic Third Sonata and his enigmatic Tenth.

“They all combine both light and shade, but my original idea was to introduce Mozart as a ray of light in the apocalyptic skies of Scriabin.”
Tracklist:
1. 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport in D Major, K. 573: No. 1., Thema (01:32)
2. 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport in D Major, K. 573: No. 2., Variation I (01:12)
3. 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport in D Major, K. 573: No. 3., Variation II (01:11)
4. 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport in D Major, K. 573: No. 4., Variation III (01:14)
5. 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport in D Major, K. 573: No. 5., Variation IV (01:05)
6. 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport in D Major, K. 573: No. 6., Variation V (01:20)
7. 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport in D Major, K. 573: No. 7., Variation VI. Minore (02:07)
8. 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport in D Major, K. 573: No. 8., Variation VII. Maggiore (00:58)
9. 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport in D Major, K. 573: No. 9., Variation VIII. Adagio (01:38)
10. 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport in D Major, K. 573: No. 10., Variation IX. Allegro (01:52)
11. 5 Preludes, Op. 15: No. 1. in A Major, Andante (01:42)
12. 5 Preludes, Op. 15: No. 2. in F-Sharp Minor, Vivo (00:52)
13. 5 Preludes, Op. 15: No. 3. in E Major, Allegro assai (01:07)
14. 5 Preludes, Op. 15: No. 4. in E Major, Andantino (01:39)
15. 5 Preludes, Op. 15: No. 5. in C-Sharp Minor, Andante (01:14)
16. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23: I. Drammatico (05:42)
17. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23: II. Allegretto (02:14)
18. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23: III. Andante (04:13)
19. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23: IV. Presto con fuoco (05:48)
20. 10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint' by Gluck in G Major, K. 455: No. 1., Thema. Allegretto (00:46)
21. 10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint' by Gluck in G Major, K. 455: No. 2., Variation I (00:40)
22. 10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint' by Gluck in G Major, K. 455: No. 3., Variation II (00:41)
23. 10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint' by Gluck in G Major, K. 455: No. 4., Variation III (00:43)
24. 10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint' by Gluck in G Major, K. 455: No. 5., Variation IV (00:48)
25. 10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint' by Gluck in G Major, K. 455: No. 6., Variation V (01:02)
26. 10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint' by Gluck in G Major, K. 455: No. 7., Variation VI (00:52)
27. 10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint' by Gluck in G Major, K. 455: No. 8., Variation VII (00:49)
28. 10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint' by Gluck in G Major, K. 455: No. 9., Variation VIII (01:06)
29. 10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint' by Gluck in G Major, K. 455: No. 10., Variation IX. Adagio (03:55)
30. 10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint' by Gluck in G Major, K. 455: No. 11., Variation X. Allegro (02:21)
31. 5 Preludes, Op. 16: No. 1. in B Major, Andante (02:50)
32. 5 Preludes, Op. 16: No. 2. in G-Sharp Minor, Allegro (01:16)
33. 5 Preludes, Op. 16: No. 3. in G-Flat Major, Andante cantabile (02:50)
34. 5 Preludes, Op. 16: No. 4. in E-Flat Minor, Lento (01:14)
35. 5 Preludes, Op. 16: No. 5. in F-Sharp Major, Allegretto (00:31)
36. Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70 (13:14)
37. Gigue in G Major, K. 574 (01:37)
38. Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397 (05:55)