Slavic Masterpieces for Piano
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If you like late-romantic Russian piano music, this is the perfect disc.

This is an interesting recital. It is good to see the piano music of Shchedrin and the Bulgarian composer Vladigerov beginning to appear on CD. Krassimira Jordan was born in Varna, Bulgaria of Russian and Bulgarian parents. She studied in Sofia, Vienna and Moscow and was a pupil of Stanislav Neuhaus and Emil Gilels. She became a naturalized citizen of Austria and became Professor of Piano at the Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts from 1979-1989. After her American debut at Carnegie Hall in 1989, she joined the faculty of the Baylor University School of Music as Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Piano. Highly regarded as a teacher, her students come from all parts of the world and have won top prizes at numerous international piano competitions. She is a fine performer and this music suits her temperament perfectly. As a result, this is a most satisfying disc.
Contents:
Sergei Rachmaninoff, composer
Prelude in C Minor, Op. 23, No. 7
Krassimira Jordan, piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff, composer
Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5
Krassimira Jordan, piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff, composer
Prelude in B Flat Major, Op. 23, No. 2
Krassimira Jordan, piano

Rodion Shchedrin, composer
Humoresque
Krassimira Jordan, piano

Rodion Shchedrin, composer
Basso Ostinato
Krassimira Jordan, piano

Bedrich Smetana, composer
Obkrocak
Krassimira Jordan, piano

Bedrich Smetana, composer
Dupak
Krassimira Jordan, piano

Karol Szymanowski, composer
Trois Métopes, Op. 29
Krassimira Jordan, piano

Peter Tchaikovsky, composer
Dumka, Op. 59
Krassimira Jordan, piano

Pantscho Vladigerov, composer
Nocturno
Krassimira Jordan, piano

Pantscho Vladigerov, composer
Perpetuum Mobile
Krassimira Jordan, piano

Pantscho Vladigerov, composer
Krassimira Jordan, piano
Prelude

Review:
"Krassimira Jordan was born in Bulgaria, studied with Neuhaus and Gilels in Moscow, won a number of prizes, taught in Vienna, and is now Professor of Piano at Baylor University. She is a skillful and sympathetic interpreter of this music, perhaps a little too studied and careful but always in control, intelligent and expressive. Interesting music, well-played, in good sound, and worth hearing." (American Record Guide)