Pacini, Sophie

Solo Piano

CD 3-inch
9 Sep 2016

Barcode: 0190295977023

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt

"Sophie Pacini is a protégée of Martha Argerich and it shows…There’s a similar air of in-the-moment rhapsodising and no fear of giving the performance a boot up the backside.” - Gramophone

Born in Munich in 1991, Pacini began her studies at the age of ten as a pupil of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Salzburg Mozarteum, where she was accepted two years later by the newly founded Institute for Highly Gifted Students. From 2007 she continued her studies in master classes given by Pavel Gililov, completing her diploma in 2011 with honours. In 2010 she became acquainted with Martha Argerich, who invited her the following year to give a recital as part of the Martha Argerich Project in Lugano, and who has since become an important figure in the young pianist’s career.

“Our first project combines works by Beethoven and Liszt, two composers who have influenced me a great deal musically. They embody what has fascinated and captivated me about the piano from the beginning: the ability to transpose an entire orchestra onto the keyboard and trace the complexity of a score in fine detail, as well as the idea of the instrument as a powerhouse of musical evolution." – Sophie Pacini

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": I. Allegro con brio  - Sophie Pacini 
02 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": II. Introduzione. Adagio molto  - Sophie Pacini 
03 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": III. Rondo: Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo  - Sophie Pacini 
04 Liszt: 6 Consolations, S. 172: No. 1 in E Major  - Sophie Pacini 
05 Liszt: 6 Consolations, S. 172: No. 2 in E Major  - Sophie Pacini 
06 Liszt: Overture to Tannhäuser - Concert Paraphrase, S. 442  - Sophie Pacini 
07 Liszt: Reminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418  - Sophie Pacini 
08 Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3 in A-Flat Major, S. 541: III. "O lieb so lang du lieben kannst"  - Sophie Pacini 
09 Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-Flat Major, S. 244/6  - Sophie Pacini 


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