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Sergei Kvitko plays Mozart: Pianistic fireworks!

November 23, 2021 | By Gail Wein, Classical Music Communications
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Press Release
October 14, 2021
Updated: November 22, 2021
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Out now: Pianist/Producer Sergei Kvitko's Mozart recording with Madrid Soloists Chamber Orchestra

 

Piano Concerto K. 466 and world premiere recordings of new editions of Rondos K. 382 and K. 386 conducted by Tigran Shiganyan

 

Plus, Pianist Sergei Kvitko talks to KWMR. Listen to the interview here

Sergei Kvitko, critically acclaimed pianist, composer/arranger, and internationally sought-after producer and sound engineer, wears all of these hats on his new production “Mozart. Post Scriptum,” his fresh, personal and occasionally irreverent take on Mozart masterpieces for piano and orchestra. The album was released on November 5, 2021 on Blue Griffin Recording (BGR 597).

Mozart "Post Scriptum" [Sergei Kvitko & Madrid Soloists Chamber Orchestra] - Official Trailer
 MOZART. Post Scriptum. trailer

The cornerstone of the recording is Concerto in D Minor No. 20, K. 466 with new cadenzas by Kvitko that are full of surprises and pianistic fireworks. The album also features the world premiere recordings of Kvitko’s own special editions of Mozart’s Rondos in D Major K. 382 and A Major K. 386 for piano and orchestra. The scores include new additions in orchestration, ornamentation, articulation and dynamic markings, both bringing them closer to Mozart’s manuscripts and expanding on the composer’s original ideas

Kvitko writes: "I wanted the entire CD of these frequently recorded works to be full of surprises – from the very first track to the final chord of the last track on the CD. I hope that the spirit of Mozart’s genius is smiling down auspiciously on my Post Scriptum to his masterworks."
 
His musical partner for this endeavor is Madrid Soloists Chamber Orchestra, a premiere Spanish ensemble comprised of musicians of the highest caliber from across Europe, Asia and the Americas, led by artistic director and concertmaster Gabor Szabo and conducted by Uzbekistani maestro Tigran Shiganyan.
 
Contact ClassicalCommunications@gmail.com to request a physical CD or digital copy of this recording.

 

"How good is this? Your kids will listen to this without feeling like you’re trying to punish them. That good." — Midwest Record

MOZART. Post Scriptum
Sergei Kvitko, piano

Madrid Soloists Chamber Orchestra
Gabor Szabo, artistic director
Tigran Shiganyan, conductor

Blue Griffin Recording (BGR579)
Release date: November 5, 2021

 
TRACKS
 
[01] Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in
D Major, K. 382 11:13
 
[02] Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in
A Major, K. 386 10:32
 
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
[03] I. Allegro 14:52
[04] II. Romanze 10:39
[05] III. Rondo. Allegro assai 08:37
 
 
Sergei Kvitko’s career follows simultaneous paths as pianist, composer/arranger, and recording engineer, producer and owner of the Blue Griffin Recording label. As a pianist, he has earned critical acclaim for his "natural, appealing musicality and sensual understanding of piano tone” (The Chronicle-Herald). Active as a recitalist and soloist, Mr. Kvitko continues to perform across the United States, Europe and Asia, including critically successful recitals at Carnegie Hall.
 
Kvitko’s decades-long reputation as an internationally sought-after classical recording engineer and producer was recognized with a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Classical Album. Albums produced and engineered by Sergei Kvitko have been cited as "superbly well recorded” (International Record Guide, UK), “vividly detailed, vibrant sonics” (Gramophone, UK), and “warm and immediate sound” (The Strad).
 
Sergei Kvitko was born in Russia and began studying music at the age of six. His formal studies culminated with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Michigan State University, where he studied with Ralph Votapek.
 
 

 

 

 

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