Tchaikovsky. The Seasons. Kolesnikov
Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Six morceaux
Pavel Kolesnikov, 2012 Laureate of the Honens Prize for Piano, gave his Wigmore Hall debut at the beginning of 2013. Hyperion is delighted to present this brilliant young artist in an album of music by Tchaikovsky. Compared to his symphonies and ballets, Tchaikovsky's piano music is little-known. It is generally of a much more intimate nature than that of his compatriots, and has more in common with the emotional subtleties of Schumann. The Seasons is a cycle of twelve pieces that takes the listener through the months of the year. Each piece also has an atmospheric epigraph. The Six morceaux conclude with the Thème original et variations, which is often performed alone as a concert piece, but is particularly satisfying in context, as recorded here.