Beethoven, Chopin & Liszt: Piano Works Alexei Melnikov
- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata":
- 1Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": I. Allegro assai10:24
- 2Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": II. Andante con moto06:09
- 3Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": III. Allegro ma non troppo08:01
- Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849): Nocturnes, Op. 48:
- 4Nocturnes, Op. 48: No. 1 in C Minor06:09
- Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886): Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178:
- 5Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 17831:27
Info for Beethoven, Chopin & Liszt: Piano Works
At first glance, there seems to be a disparity between Ludwig van Beethoven’s thirty-two piano sonatas and only one pure piano sonata by Franz Liszt. But just as Hans von Bulow called the Beethoven sonatas the “New Testament of Pianists,” the B-minor piano sonata is one of the most important of Franz Liszt’s compositions in terms of its form, technical demands and content. The connection between these composers is not even too far-fetched, since the eleven year-old Franz Liszt studied in Vienna with Beethoven’s student Carl Czerny. Not only did Franz Liszt later champion the prevalence of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven, he also supported the construction of the Beethoven monument in Bonn. Alexei Melnikov began to show talent in piano and composition when he was just a young child. This is his debut album.
Alexei Melnikov, piano
started piano at the age of six and studied for 12 years at Gnessin State Musical College in Moscow, working with Tatiana Shklovskaya. At the age of seven, he participated in his first international competition in Athens. He continued his studies in 2008 at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory with Professor Sergei Dorensky and his teaching assistants, Nikolai Lugansky, Pavel Nersesian and Andrei Pisarev.
Alexei has performed with the Belgorod Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Tomsk, Chamber Orchestra of Veliky Novgorod Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra ‘Virtuosi di Praga’, Orchestra Filarmonica ‘Mihail Jora’ di Bacau, San Marino Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra among others. He has given recitals in many cities of Russia, Germany, Italy, France and Japan including such venues as Salle Cortot in Paris, Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Palác Žofín in Prague, Teatro ‘La Fenice’ in Venice and the Grand Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.