Arcadi Volodos claims, a tad provocatively that " True virtuosity means being able to play pianissimo! ”
One of the world's most esteemed pianists, he “has the reputation for being a virtuoso conjuror, not unlike Horowitz” (Valeurs actuelles), with his colossal frame and broad smile. Volodos trained in the austere excellence of the Russian school and very quickly developed a passion for piano's great repertoire: Schubert, Rachmaninov and Scriabin, that he plays with a combination of power and smoothness.
He works to convey the soul's most subtle inclinations, those of Schubert's Musical moments, and his sparkling playing can also transform the colourful energy of Scriabin's Poem or his Flammes sombres – rare and magnificent pieces – not to mention his Russian imprint that reigns so elegantly over Rachmaninov's famed Preludes. A choice menu from an exceptional artist!
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Arcadi Volodos, piano
- Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
- Piano Sonata in F minor D625
Six moments musicaux D780
- Sergueï Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
- Alexandre Scriabine (1871-1915)
- Mazurka, Flammes sombres,
Poème, Sonata No. 5