Mini Concerts and Recordings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tel Aviv newspaper Maariv wrote that Haimovsky is “not only a pianist of supreme virtuosity, but above all an artist with a strong personality.” This is seconded by Freiburg’s Badische Zeitung: “He is a magician of sound.”

In addition to strength, virtuosity, and magic, “[Haimovsky’s] gift of intimacy carried over to the familiar funeral march from Chopin’s B-flat minor Sonata and made this ubiquitous music almost a fresh experience.” — Bernard Holland, The New York Times

Nocturne in C# minor, Op. 27. No. 1 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Concert 1

Mazurka, Op. 17, No. 4 by Chopin 

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Four Ballads, Op. 10, No III Intermezzo-Allegro (B minor) by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

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Four Ballads, Op. 10, No IV Andante con motto-Piu lento-Tempo I (B Major) by Brahms

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Sonetto 123 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

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“La Soirée Dans Grenade” from Estamps by Debussy

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“… La cathédrale engloutie” from Preludes Book I by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

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“The Snow is Dancing” from Children’s Corner by Debussy

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“…Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest ” from Preludes Book I by Debussy

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“Le Baiser de l’Enfant-Jésus” from Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

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Concert 2

Arabeske, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

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Four Ballads, Op. 10, No I Andante-Allegro-Tempo I by Brahms

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Four Ballads, Op. 10, No II Andante-Allegro non troppo-Molto staccato e leggiero-Andante by Brahms

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“Poissons d’Or” from Images Book II by Debussy

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“… Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses” from Preludes Book II  by Debussy

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“… Feuilles mortes” from Preludes Book II  by Debussy

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“…Feux d’artifice ” from Preludes Book II  by Debussy

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“Ile de feu I” from Etude De Rythme by Messiaen

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For Gregory (2001) written for Haimovsky’s 75th birthday by Mark Kopytman (1929-2011)

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Adagio

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Allegro ma non troppo

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Andante

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Дорогому Грише, С сердечной признательностью за проникновенные строки обо мне и моей музыке, строки которые отражают (как и твое исполнение) глубину, душевность и теплоту твоего грандиозного таланта. СпасибоМарк (To dear Grisha, With cordial gratitude for the heartfelt words you wrote about me and my music, words that reflect (like your performance) the depth, sincerity, and warmth of your grandiose talent. Thank you, Mark)

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Всемирно известный пианист Григорий Хаймовский дал глубокие и превосходные художественные прочтения моей музыке, великолепно раскрывая мои подсознательные намерения. (World renowned pianist Gregory Haimovsky gave profound and superb artistic readings to my music, magnificently discovering my subconscious intensions.)

After listening “For Gregory” by Mark Kopytman; artist, Miriam Gaffney (После слушания «для Грегори» Марка Копытмана; Художник, Мириам Гаффни)

 

Center of photo, left to right, Mark Kopytman, Isaac Stern, and Gregory Haimovsky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Israelesques (1990) has a special place among Kopytman’s creativity. These twelve short piano poems contain spiritual nuances of the cultural mosaic that is Israel. Israelesques were recorded by the Stuttgart Radio by Haimovsky (to whom they are dedicated). The following performance is from the American premiere, February 5, 1992.

 

 

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