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Alexander Melnikov  piano

A true master at conveying the colour and variations of Schumann, Brahms and Debussy.

Alexander Melnikov © Julien Mignot

Programme

Schumann Symphonic Etudes op. 13
Brahms Fantaisies op. 116
Debussy Preludes, Book II

Approximate running time
1st part: 50mn - Intermission : 20mn - 2nd part: 40mn

His studies with Sviatoslav Richter, of whom he is perhaps the most authentic disciple, have had a profound influence on him. His playing combines the two polar extremes of power and colour, of fantasy and an innate sense of the structure of works. Alexander Melnikov, who has mastered the secrets of Russian, German and French repertoire alike, is finally performing in a major recital at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, featuring three composers to whom he is particularly attached: Schumann, Brahms and Debussy, whose Preludes he has just recorded.

Production MPSZ Associates

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