Editors’ Notes On an album bookended by two heart-stoppingly lovely Bach transcriptions of Vivaldi and Marcello, Anna Gourari explores some major musical voices of our time, along with their connections and influences. Schnittke’s Five Aphorisms for Piano is inspired by the poet Joseph Brodsky while Rihm’s Zwiesprache honors his friends with gentle intensity. Rodion Shchedrin’s Diary - Seven Pieces for Piano was written for Gourari and, needless to say, she plays them with huge affection. Kancheli and Pärt provide little interludes of crystalline purity and quiet drama. The recording is as fine as the playing—wonderfully thought-provoking.

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Concerto in G Minor, BWV 975 (after Vivaldi RV 316): 2. Largo
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Five Aphorisms for Piano
Five Aphorisms for Piano: 1. Moderato assai
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Five Aphorisms for Piano: 2. Allegretto
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Five Aphorisms for Piano: 3. Lento
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Five Aphorisms for Piano: 4. Senza tempo
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Five Aphorisms for Piano: 5. Grave
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Piano Piece No. 15
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Diary - Seven Pieces for Piano
Diary - Seven Pieces for Piano: 1. Sostenuto assai
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Diary - Seven Pieces for Piano: 2. L'istesso tempo
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Diary - Seven Pieces for Piano: 3. Allegretto moderato (in ritmo)
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Diary - Seven Pieces for Piano: 4. Allegro, ma non troppo
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Diary - Seven Pieces for Piano: 5. Lento, sempre poco rubato
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Diary - Seven Pieces for Piano: 6. Presto leggiero
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Diary - Seven Pieces for Piano: 7. Sostenuto alla campana
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Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka
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Zwiesprache
Zwiesprache: Alfred Schlee in memoriam
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Zwiesprache: Paul Sacher in memoriam
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Zwiesprache: Heinrich Klotz in memoriam
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Zwiesprache: Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht in memoriam
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Zwiesprache: Hermann Wiesler in memoriam
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Piano Piece No. 23
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Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974 (after Marcello S. Z799): 2. Adagio
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