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CIURLIONIS, M.K.: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Rubackyte)

Composer(s):Ciurlionis, Mikalojus Konstantinas
Artist(s) Rubackyte, Muza, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.572659
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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One of Lithuania’s leading artistic figures, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis pursued a career as a painter as well as a musician, seeing all art as springing from the same source. His earlier works inhabit a romantic idiom, with the colorful influences of folk-music and the beauty of the countryside intermingled with pieces showing his development while at the Conservatoires of Warsaw and Leipzig. Mūza Rubackytė’s recordings of Čiurlionis have been described as ‘flawless’ (American Record Guide) and she herself as ‘one of today’s most important pianists’ (Chicago Tribune).


Review By Jed Distler,,September 2011

If you enjoy the communicative immediacy and melodic appeal that typify many piano miniatures by Grieg, Dvorák, and Tchaikovsky you surely will respond to Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (1875–1911), a composer who also was a painter. With the exception of a four-movement sonata, all of the works presented here are short, tuneful, and idiomatically laid out for the keyboard. Although the music’s demands are modest, Ciurlionis could fashion plenty of surprising modulations and unpredictable turns of phrase to keep listeners on their toes and sensitive pianists alert (the Preludes and the two Mazurkas, for example). …Muza Rubackyte clearly is a sympathetic interpreter who understands how the phrases ought to ebb and flow, and appears to have been born



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