Grisha Krivchenia | Darkness & Light

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Darkness & Light

by Grisha Krivchenia

Virtuosic, engaging piano music: original works and Classical masterpieces.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Symphonic Poem No. 6
3:29 $0.99
2. Sonata No. 14, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto
6:18 $0.99
3. Sonata No. 14, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": II. Allegretto
2:13 $0.99
4. Sonata No. 14, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": III. Presto agitato
8:16 $0.99
5. Etude in A-Flat Major, Op. 25 No. 1
2:44 $0.99
6. Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 68 No. 2
2:59 $0.99
7. Mazurka in F Major, Op. 68 No. 3
1:45 $0.99
8. Années de pèlerinage I, S.160: No. 6, Vallee d'Obermann
18:11 $0.99
9. Concert Etude No. 1
4:25 $0.99
10. Sonata No. 3
8:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
After a tour of the Western United States, I arrived in Washington State with a lot of great music under my fingers, in very polished form. So I splurged on a couple hours of studio time in one of the finest studios in the Seattle area.

The program I was running in the summer of 2015 was an attractive mix of Classical and contemporary masterpieces. I love how this set-list brought together fans of old music and fans of new music, allowing them to connect with their favorite genres in new contexts and also find beauty in the other half of the concert.

I waited for a couple of months to listen to the recording, and when I did it floored me. This was clearly my best work, lovingly recorded on a 9-foot Yamaha Concert Grand with exquisite microphones. After listening through all the takes, it became clear that I needed to assemble an album soon. "Darkness and Light" was born.

After the opening prelude, the tracks exemplify either the "Dark" or "Light" side of human emotions. The opening movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is followed by the carefree minuet of the second movement. The final, cataclysmic movement of that Sonata is followed by Chopin's exquisitely openhearted Etude, Op 25 no. 1.

Towards the end of the album, I choose two pieces (Liszt's Vallee D'Obermann and my own Sonata no. 3) that demonstrate a clear narrative progression from the darkest emotions to ecstatic triumph.



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