Barjansky: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 2 Julia Severus
- Adolf Barjansky (1851 - 1900): Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 11:
- 1Barjansky: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: I. Allegro ma non troppo10:56
- 2Barjansky: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: II. Presto assai, molto vivace04:10
- 3Barjansky: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: III. Andante poco sostenuto05:51
- 4Barjansky: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: IV. Allegro giusto, ma vivo09:46
- Adolf Barjansky:
- 5Barjansky: Moderato for Piano07:57
- Piano Sonata No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 12:
- 6Barjansky: Piano Sonata No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 12: I. Molto sostenuto e pesante - Allegro passionato09:40
- 7Barjansky: Piano Sonata No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 12: II. Allegro molto passionato03:42
- 8Barjansky: Piano Sonata No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 12: III. Andante ma non troppo05:08
- 9Barjansky: Piano Sonata No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 12: IV. Allegro semplice06:46
Info for Barjansky: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 2
Adolf Barjansky was born in Odessa into a wealthy Russian-Jewish family, and received his musical education in Vienna, Paris and Leipzig, studying piano with Carl Reinecke and Salomon Jadassohn. Barjansky’s compositions focus mainly on solo piano works couched in conventional forms, enhanced by his use of imagery, impressions and spatial sound. The two expansive sonatas in this volume display his fusion of lyricism and poignancy, as well as an adaptable sense of modern harmony. The Moderato in B major is at times suggestive of early Scriabin. Julia Severus continues her acclaimed discovery of this unique and visionary 19th-century composer.
Julia Severus, piano
began playing the piano at the age of four. She graduated from the Berlin University of Arts and from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she studied piano with Mikhail Voskresensky and Lev Naumov. Interested in questions of transversality of historic articulation practice, she wrote her dissertation at the Technische Universität Berlin on J.S. Bach’s Articulation Practice and Possibilities of Its Application in His Piano Works, with publications in Die Musikforschung and Concerto – Das Magazin für Alte Musik.
Wishing to explore piano ensemble repertoire, she founded the Aurora Duo and Quartet, performing numerous premieres and world premieres, among them Rodion Shchedrin’s Hommage à Chopin in the presence of the composer, followed by recordings for two pianos, eight hands, of Russian Romantic Piano Transcriptions (Naxos 8.557717) and ofMare – Works for 4 Pianists by Norwegian contemporary composers. With her colleague Alina Luschtschizkaja, Julia Severus made the first recording of the complete Tchaikovsky ballet suites (Naxos 8.570418).
Her solo recordings of Rachmaninov’s piano transcriptions (Naxos 8.573468), Franck’s early piano works (Naxos 8.572901), Tchaikovsky’s opera and song transcriptions (GP 795) and Bizet’s complete solo piano works (Naxos 8.570831-32) have been highly praised. The latter was presented on Carrefour de Lodéon and Les Stars du Classique in France, was awarded Album of the Week by RBB in Germany and acclaimed by The Guardian.