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Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Sonatas Pathetique, Waldstein, Appassionata

 

(Beethoven Project) “..Mursky is given the two meatiest sonatas, but he eschews the temptation to bang at them or rush through the outer movements. That kind of restraint is to be admired.” – Fanfare Magazine

 


Live recording from International Piano Festival Boeblingen (Stuttgart, Germany)

Telos Music 2014

Photos: Felix Broede

Frederic Chopin Edition Vol. 10 – Mazurkas

57 Mazurkas

 

“In fine form here Mursky clearly relishes these Chopin Mazurkas with highly consistent playing which never fails to lift the spirits. Keeping idiosyncrasy at bay, splendidly managed is the tone and texture. There is an uncommon music sense of phrasing from Mursky together with an abundance of rhythm and style.” – www.musicweb-international.comMichael Cookson, Musicweb International, London

 

Profil/Edition Guenter Haenssler 2017

Photos: Felix Broede

Frederic Chopin Edition Vol. 9 – Sonatas

3 Sonatas

 

RECORD OF THE MONTH – “The cool and vividly clear sound quality shows Mursky to his best advantage. … I loved every minute of this outstanding release with Mursky providing accounts that can stand comparison with the finest. Clearly born to play Chopin he is in quite remarkable form.” – www.musicweb-international.comMichael Cookson, Musicweb International, London

 

Eugène Mursky never leaves the listener unaffected. He presents us his own view of Chopin’s music and is distinguished by his stylistic diversity. In the sonatas, he does not forsake spectacular sound clashes and dramatic contrasts, but he emphasizes where possible the reflective of the music. Nevertheless, the individual compositions are never gloomy, never depressed, and in this way Mursky takes into account the fact that Chopin was a man of great Noblesse, an ‘aristocrate de coeur’, as René Martin once said.” –www.pizzicato.luPizzicato Magazin, Luxemburg


Audio/mp3 examples from this album:

Sonata No. 3 in B minorl, op. 58 II. Scherzo. Molto vivace
Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, op. 35 III. Marche funebre
Sonata No. 1 in C minor, op. 4 IV.Finale. Presto

Profil/Edition Günter Hänssler 2013

Photo: Felix Broede

Frederic Chopin Edition Vol. 8 – Preludes, Variations

Preludes, Variations

 

  • “On the Introduction and Variations on Der Schweizer Bub, he sparkles. The carefree emotional tone of the variations and their opportunity to display his virtuosity fit Mursky’s style perfectly” – Fanfare Magazine
  • 24 Preludes op. 28
  • Prelude in c-sharp minor, op. 45
  • Prelude in A-flat
  • Introduction and Variations on a German air “Der Schweizerbub”
  • Variations brillantes on Je vends des scapulaires from Herold’s Ludovic op. 12
  • Souvenir de Paganini Variations on La ci darem la mano from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, op. 2 (Solo-Version)

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Frederic Chopin Edition Vol. 6 – Nocturnes

19 Nocturnes

 

“The question of the correct dosage is certainly the most delicate, especially in the Chopin playing. Is it about feeling reinforcement, demonstration of expressive qualities? How quickly does such a spinned, self-centering nocturne, such as the well-known and most popular in C sharp minor, op. posth, to the proximity of “Salonkitsch”! And how fragile it can sound, if the same means are applied sparingly and purposefully, each subject to the rhetoric of a phrase. This quality not only distinguishes the playing of Nelson Freires, they are also impressively presented by Eugène Mursky” – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“For stimulation and a beautiful realization of an aesthetic judgment, this set is highly recommended” – Fanfare Magazine

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Frederic Chopin Edition Vol. 5 – Scherzi, Fantasie, Berceuse, Barcarolle

4 Scherzi, Fantasie, Berceuse, Barcarolle

 

“…Mursky’s dignity and understatement in the Barcarolle, Fantasie and Berceuse take him a long way on an always elusive journey. His Fantasie is clear-sighted and musicianly, the opening stealthy march and assuaging reply most sensitively nuanced and phrased, the central B major section a movingly simple oasis of calm. – Gramophone Magazine

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