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Ravel: Gaspard De La Nuit - Prokofiev: Piano Sonata Klaviersonate No. 6

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  • Performer: Ivo Pogorelich
  • Composer: Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokofiev
  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B000001G54
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,403 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M. R. Simpson on February 21, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Back in the 1980s, I remember asking a composer friend what he thought of Ivo Pogorelich. As he was a stickler for musicians observing composers' markings, I expected him to dislike Pogorelich, whose interpretations were very controversial at the time; however, to my surprise he replied that he was "undecided." Apparently, he had liked some of the recordings, but others he wasn't so crazy about. Years later, I tend to feel the same way, except that I have stronger feelings both ways--some of his recordings I really love, and would take with me to my desert island, while others I have definitely found to be more challenging.

My chief complaint against Pogorelich is that he has a tendency to drag the music. I once attended a performance of Chopin's 24 Preludes at Carnegie Hall, in which he played some of the pieces so slowly, and with so many pauses, that at times the music seemed to lose all forward momentum. I mention this because listeners should be warned that he does have a tendency to do this on some of his recordings as well (although not on this one here). For example, his Brahms Intermezzi are very slow, not misguided--he definitely understands the ruminative nature of the music, but due to his slow pacing, some may feel that he compromises or retards the overall musical structure. (His Mozart Sonatas are even worse, as he approaches them in the same "romantic" manner as his Brahms.) Yet, at other times, as with his recording of Schumann's dazzling Toccata, he is absolutely incredible--and I mean, phenomenal. In fact, to my mind he is the only pianist to have ever bettered the legendary early Horowitz recording of the Toccata (previously released on the EMI label).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G.D. VINE VOICE on December 27, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Ivo Pogorelich is a controversial pianist, but I cannot imagine anyone being (overall) dissatisfied with the performances on this disc. The approach Prokofiev's sixth sonata is certainly one of extremes, using the whole range of colors and shades, but it works superbly. The allegretto movement is turned into a kind of scherzo, but a strangely subdued one, and the Valzer lentissimo is almost otherworldly in its dreamlike textures and colors, conveying an impression of a magical fire burning behind a calmly multi-colored, solemn glass painting. The reading of Gaspard de la nuit might not be a first choice - for that it is far too idiosyncratic - yet I wouldn't want to be without it. Ondine is calmly delicate but with a fiery intensity belying its surface sadness. Le gibet is quietly menacing, almost disconcertingly crystalline and ice-coated - it is probably the most intensely chilling version on disc, a performance bathed in shimmering, bleak, frozen half-lights. In comparison, Scarbo sounds fiercely but ephemereally magnificent and tumultuous, nervous and disquieting. The sound is rather on the cold side as well, but even if memories of, say, Ashkenazy are never eclipsed I wouldn't want to be without this reading. A really special disc, then, strongly recommended - especially to those who think they already know these works.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David Thierry on March 1, 2009
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Out of the over 100 available recordings of Ravel's Gaspard de le nuit this must be one of the finest. If this was Ravel's idea of a bad dream I'll take it. It easily ranks with the most beautiful music I know. I have the estimable Vlado Perlmuter's complete recording of Ravel's music, recorded when the pianist was in his eighties and it's a marvel. Martha Argerich's recording is still a wonder. Haven't heard Ashkenazy or any others. Pogorelich may be an artist with the courage to do what he feels is right despite composer's markings and that makes for an interesting listen. I know both the Ravel and the Prokofiev rather well and haven't noticed anything amiss. Pogorelich plays with both great power and amazing delicacy. If you don't know the Prokofiev sonatas, explore them and you will be amply rewarded. I love this recording. Very highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Abert TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 1, 2010
Format: Audio CD
This original release has now been re-issued under DG's 'Original' series, with the Chopin No. 2 Concerto added.
I for one would want to stick to this 'original' version, since both works contained in this CD represent Ivo Pogorelich's finest performances.
The Ravel piece has been Pogorelich's calling card both in the recording studio and in concert halls. His tremendously powerful touching, varied tone colouring and immaculate sense of rhythm in this set of three pieces marked this performance as 'the' benchmark of this masterpiece of Ravel.
The other part of this album is devoted to Prokofiev's Sonata No. 6. Again, here Pogorelich's pianism serves the work like hand in glove. The listener is left to absolutely no doubt whatsoever that this work is intuitively in the musical soul of Pogorelich. There is no trace of any ponderosity, any drag in tempi, or any waywardness of expression. The rhythms and dynamics are utterly well-paced and well-placed, and there are much beauty of touching, showcasing Pogorelich's greatest pianistic strength.
This may not be true for his Chopin, Brahms, or Moussorgsky, as one reviewer here so aptly pointed out. And it is also true that Pogorelich's interpretive problems with either Chopin or Brahms did not surface in this recording of Ravel and Prokofiev one bit.
These are absolutely classics, and should not be missed.
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