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Natasha - Brahms, Kahane, Prokofiev, Balakirev / Natasha Paremski

Release Date: 08/12/2016
Label: Steinway & Sons Catalog #: 30063
Composer:  Johannes Brahms ,  Gabriel Kahane ,  Sergei Prokofiev ,  Mily Balakirev Performer:  Natasha Paremski

American based pianist Natasha Paremski boasts a fascinating career despite her youth. When she was only 18 years old she was awarded the Gilmore Young Artists Prize. The following year she received the Prix Montblanc, and in 2010 was awarded the Classical Recording Foundationís Young Artist Of The Year. When Paremski released her first concert album in 2011, it shot to number 9 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart. Since then Paremski has been growing her repertoire to a maturity beyond her years, even having works composed for her such as a sonata by Gabriel Kahane, which is featured on this album. For this release, Natasha has chosen works by Brahms, Kahane, Prokofiev, and Balakirev - a diverse program showing her diverse Read more talent.

Album Credits:

This album includes previously released performances.
Tracks 1-10 Recorded at The Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase on Sept. 7-9, 2010.
Track 11 recorded at Steinway Hall, New York City on October 6, 2015.
Recording Producer, Recording Engineer (tracks 1-10): Adam Abeshouse
Recording Engineer (track 11): Lauren Sturm
Editor (track 11): Kazumi Umeda

Executive Producer: Jon Feidner
Design: Cover to Cover Design, Anilda Carrasquillo
Production Assistant: Robert Hillinck
Photography: Andrea Joynt


Paremski dives into the monster octaves of the first movement of Brahmsís F sharp minor Sonata with steely assurance and the rhythmic incisiveness of a pouncing tigress. In the beautiful Andante con espressione, she keeps the textural shifts between melody and accompaniment in well-contoured perspective. The rapid octaves and chords in the Scherzoís outer sections retain body and definition even in the softest movements (no small feat)."

-- Jed Distler, Gramophone [10/2016]

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