Alice Sara Ott – Pictures (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:15 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Classical
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Alice Sara Ott’s 2013 CD of keyboard works by Modest Mussorgsky and Franz Schubert was part of a recital she gave at St. Petersburg’s White Nights festival, recorded on July 3, 2012, in the Mariinsky Theatre. This album was the result of discussions between Ott and Deutsche Grammophon to release a disc of solo repertoire, and recording her live presented an appealing opportunity to add the ever-popular Pictures at an Exhibition to her discography. If the atmosphere of the occasion can be detected in Ott’s expressions, it is perhaps most noticeable in subtle nuances, rather than in the bigger gestures. For all of the piece’s grandeur and weight, Ott seems to shine most in the quieter sections, and her delicate playing takes on a poetic quality that is lacking in the loud, clangorous passages, which are all vigor and bravado. On this disc (though not in the order of the recital), Pictures is followed by Schubert’s Sonata in D major, D. 850, which balances the program with its length and gravitas, though its moods are more enigmatic and elusive. Ott’s controlled handling of the Con moto and Finale is admirable, though her playing in the first movement and the Scherzo is fairly aggressive and hard-edged. Ott’s many fans will want this CD for the energy and fire she displays, though newcomers may want to hear her studio albums to get a clearer impression of her abilities.

Tracklist:
01. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Promenade (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
02. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Gnomus (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
03. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Promenade (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
04. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Il vecchio castello (Live)
05. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Promenade (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
06. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Tuileries (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
07. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Bydlo (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
08. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Promenade (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
09. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Ballet Of The Unhatched Chicks (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
10. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Samuel Goldenburg And Schmuyle (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
11. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Promenade (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
12. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-The Market-place At Limoges (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
13. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum) (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
14. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-Cum mortuis in lingua morta (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
15. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-The Hut On Chicken’s Legs (Baba-Yaga) (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
16. Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition-The Bogatyr Gate At Kiev (Live)
17. Schubert: Piano Sonata No.17 In D, D.850-1. Allegro vivace (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
18. Schubert: Piano Sonata No.17 In D, D.850-2. Con moto (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
19. Schubert: Piano Sonata No.17 In D, D.850-3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)
20. Schubert: Piano Sonata No.17 In D, D.850-4. Rondo (Allegro moderato) (Live At Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg / 2012)

Personnel:
Alice Sara Ott, piano

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