Artist: Galina Vracheva
Title: Don’t forget Beethoven (2 CDs)
Catalogue No.: SM 280
Galina Vracheva excels in the worldwide pianist scene not only with skillfully improvised cadenzas in piano concertos from the Baroque to the Modern, but also with spontaneous compositions to wishes expressed from the audience. Her teaching is equally unique, beginning with piano and composition lessons in Munich, Kiev and Berlin and more than ten years with master classes in concert improvisation at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Haus Marteau in Oberbayern, Mahidol University in Bangkok and the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana.
From this improvisation Galina Vracheva has meanwhile made her own art form. Be it that she improvises her cadenzas in piano concerts and at the moment of the orchestra entrance simply waits for what stirs her and what makes her sound. Or she asks her audience in the piano recitals to give her a theme, to sing a melody or to read a poem. For two nights Galina Vracheva composed piano fantasies for the recording of these CDs, spontaneously improvised after Beethoven’s symphonies.
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