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Shura Cherkassky


At his death, Cherkassky was almost universally kept in mind because the last great Romantic pianist. Cherkassky mixed Romantic level of sensitivity of contact with the energy of today’s participant, and he journeyed easily between functions by the Romantics and the ones by Ives, Hindemith, Boulez, and Ligeti. This mixture of skills offered him well, especially in works such as for example Mussorgsky’s Photos at an Exhibition. His parents brought him to america in 1923, and within a couple of years he began research with Josef Hofmann in the recently founded Curtis Institute. Among his early shows had been one with Walter Damrosch and the brand new York Symphony Orchestra, a efficiency at the White colored House, along with a tour in 1928 that included Australia and South Africa. Although he also produced several recordings through the 1920s and 1930s, his profession did not actually remove until after Globe Battle II and his proceed to London. By that point, the pianists, like Hofmann, who got learned through the nineteenth hundred years greats Liszt, Moszkowski, among others, had been no more around. Cherkassky was known as the heir of this particular college of performance, and as Liszt and others got got their very own idiosyncrasies, he previously his own specific style that appeared to provide refreshing meaning to everything he performed. He toured nearly continually all over the world during his profession, making a while nearly every yr to have a visit to Thailand. He produced an effective debut in Russia in 1976 and came back for subsequent trips in 1977 and 1987. In 1986, New York’s 92nd Road Y began yearly showing the Shura Cherkassky Recital Honor to young performers, honoring the countless recitals Cherkassky got given there. The majority of his recordings had been produced later on in his existence and cover the majority of his Passionate repertoire. The very best representations of his function are available within the Decca and Nimbus brands.

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Full Name Shura Cherkassky
Died December 27, 1995, London, United Kingdom
Profession Pianist
Education Curtis Institute of Music
Nationality Ukrainian
Albums Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, 80th Birthday Recital From Carnegie Hall, Kaleidoscope: Piano Encores, Art Of The Encore, Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178, Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini / Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 / Stravinsky: Three Scenes from Petrushka, An Evening At The Proms, The Piano Masters: Shura Cherkassky / Von Pachmann / Lhevinne Gabrilowitsch (1915-1936), The Masters of the Roll - Cherkassy & Godowski, 80th Birthday Recital from Carnegie Hall, Volume 2, Liszt Sonata & Don Juan Fantasy, Liszt Sonata in B minor and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Stravinsky Petrouchka, Piano Masterpieces: Shura Cherkassky plays Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Stravinsky, Shura Cherkassky (Live Performances), Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 - Stravinsky: Petrushka, Polonaises (feat. piano: Shura Cherkassky), Etudes By Chopin, Kaleidoscope, Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4 etc, Piano Masterworks: Shura Cherkassky plays Brahms, Liszt and Chopin, Carnaval, op. 9 / 3 Fantasiestücke, op. 111 / Symphonische Etüden, op. 13, Chopin Etudes, Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1 pour piano, trompette et orchestre à cordes - Prokofiev: Concerto pour piano No. 2 (Mono Version), Shura Cherkassky in Concert (Recorded 1971) [Live], Pictures at an Exhibition, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt & Mendelssohn: Piano Works, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Schubert, Schumann & Liszt, Nocturnes / Ballades / Waltzes / Scherzi, Herbert von Karajan dirige Liszt (Mono Version), Shostakovich Concerto For Piano, Trumpet & Strings, Chopin: Etudes, Opus 10, Numbers 1-12, Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos.2 & 5; Hungarian Fantasia; Mephisto Waltz, Shura Cherkassky: The Nimbus Recordings, Wigmore Hall Live - Works By Rameau, Haydn, Chopin, Liszt, Hindemith, And Lennox Berkeley, Schubert, Chopin & Liszt: Art of the Encore, Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30, Wigmore Hall Live: Shura Cherkassky, Shura Cherkassky, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Cherkassky / Berlin Philharmonic / Kraus) (1956), Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2, Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 17: Shura Cherkassky I, Peter I. Tchaikovsky, The B minor Sonatas, CHOPIN: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Liszt: Hungarian Fantasia / Hungarian Rhapsodies nos. 2 (12) & 5 / Brahms: 4 Hungarian Dances, Ungarische Rhapsodien nos. 2 (12) & 5 / Ungarische Fantasie / Mephisto-Walzer, Tchaikovsky - The Birthday Edition, Vol. 1, Masterpieces Presents Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 & No. 2, Op. 44, Chopin: Etudes, Opp. 10 and 25 (Cherkassky) (1955), Chopin and Liszt: The B Minor Sonatas

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1 Russian concert pianist. He emigrated to the US as a child and lived in London from 1961.

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So Little Time 1952 musician: piano solo
Deception 1946 musician: piano player for Bette Davis - uncredited



Music at Harewood 1977 TV Series Himself - Music Performer
Lieder, Arien und Geschichten 1967 TV Series Himself
Music for You 1956 TV Series Himself

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