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  Liszt: Sonata etc - Polina Leschenko
  Liszt: Sonata in B minor, Bach: Chaconne (trans. Busoni), Gounod/Liszt: Waltz from "Faust", Bach/Liszt: Prelude and fugue in A minor

Polina Leschenko (piano)
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  Classical - Instrumental
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Site review by Polly Nomial July 30, 2007
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Review by Avanticlassic July 6, 2007 (2 of 4 found this review helpful)
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Polina Leschenko’s latest release for avanticlassic is without question her most significant to date. For the first time Polina records warhorses of the classical repertory. With the Liszt Sonata in B minor; Busoni’s Transcription of the Chaconne (J.S. Bach); the Waltz from Faust (Gounod/Liszt); and a marvellous Prelude and fugue in A minor (J.S. Bach/Liszt), Polina, at only 25, presents a truly thrilling program.

Polina’s virtuosity is again displayed at its very best. Her vision of the works will undoubtedly provoke many reactions. Polina Leschenko is not a consensual artist. She is a highly individual voice among today’s greatest pianists.

For those who consider the art of interpretation as a quest for a musical truth that is not cast in stone but, on the contrary, is a domain for imagination, respect and above all an unequalled means to communicate the deepest feelings, this record is unmissable.

Her incredible involvement in these works, her absolute knowledge of the counterpoint, her total musical command, her true poetic moments as well as her furies will certainly not leave anybody unmoved.

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Works: 4  

Ferruccio Busoni - Chaconne (after Bach's BWV 1004), BV B 24
Charles-Francois Gounod - Faust, CG 4
Franz Liszt - Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178
Franz Liszt - Präludium und Fuge in A minor, S. 462 No. 1 (after Bach's BWV 543)