Yuri Shaporin: Complete Piano Music

Catalogue No: TOCC0621
EAN/UPC: 5060113446213
Release Date: 2022-05-06
Composer: Yuri Shaporin
Artists: Kirill Kozlovski

With its roots in the tradition of Borodin and Mussorgsky, the music of the Ukrainian- born Soviet composer Yuri Shaporin (1887–1966) sits between the late Romanticism of Skryabin and the harder edges of Shostakovich and Prokofiev, blending a mastery of counterpoint with an acute sense of Russian keyboard colour. In Shaporin’s piano music his fondness for the epic – expressed in two large-scale sonatas and a mighty passacaglia – is contrasted with a number of gentle, almost whimsical miniatures.

Kirill Kozlovski, piano

Listen To This Recording:

    Romance sans paroles (1900)

  1. Romance without Words: Andante
  2. Piano Sonata No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 5 (1924)

  3. I Sostenuto – Allegro moderato
  4. II Andante tranquillo –
  5. III Allegro misterioso –
  6. IV Finale. Moderato assai – Allegro moderato
  7. Two Pieces from a Piano Suite (c. 1925–27)

  8. No. 1, Moderato assai
  9. No. 2, Reproach: Andante con moto
  10. Deux Morceaux (c. 1919)

  11. Deux morceaux: No. 1 Serenata
  12. Deux morceaux: No. 2 Pastorale. Allegretto
  13. Ballada, Op. 28 (c. 1934–59)

  14. Andante sostenuto
  15. Matelot (1922)

  16. Allegro
  17. Fugue in F sharp minor (1914)

  18. Moderato assai
  19. Oriental Dance (c. 1905)

  20. Allegro – Moderato
  21. Piano Sonata No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 7 (1926)*

  22. I Allegro agitato. Alla toccata
  23. II Andante. Molto lirico con dolore – Alla marcia funebre
  24. III Moderato assai – Molto vivo con fuoco


1 review for Yuri Shaporin: Complete Piano Music

  1. :

    ‘This disc is a most valuable contribution to the reassessment of the music of a composer whose works have been overlooked for far too long. Kirill Kozlovski is an obvious admirer of Shaporin’s piano works. His playing is revelatory and will, I am sure, help in the process of reassessment.’

    —Steve Arloff, MusicWeb International

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