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Robert Schumann - Carnaval, Etudes Symphoniques [Glor, 2012]  
  • Carnaval Op.9 *)
  • Etudes Symphoniques Op.13 **)

(* Fazioli Concert Hall, Sacile, 30-31.05.2010
(** Pianoforti Co. Ltd. Showroom, Tokyo, 11.06.2010
Text: Reiner Peters
Cover: Marzellus Weinmann
Photos: Maria Peter-Filatova
Flügel/Piano: FAZIOLI



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Robert Schumann [Glor, 2011]  
  • Faschingsschwank aus Wien / Vienna Carnival Op.26 *)
  • Beethoven-Etüden (Variations on a theme of Beethoven, for piano, WoO 31)
  • Abegg-Variationen Op.1
  • Fantasiestücke Op.12

Aufnahme/Recording: Hans-Rosbaud-Studio SWR Baden-Baden, Bernhard Mangold-Märkel
(* Studio of Moscow Conservatory, Maria Soboleva, 1996, first released on Bella Musica, 1996
Produzent/producer: Dr. Lotte Thaler
Text: Reiner Peters
Cover: Marzellus Weinmann
Photos: Maria Peter-Filatova
Flügel/Piano: Steinway D


Makellose Technik und feinfühliger Anschlag - Bayerische Rundfunk

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Frédéric Chopin / Piano concertos Nos. 1 & 2 [Major, 2010]  
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  • Chopin - Piano concerto No.1 in e minor Op.11  (1.-youtube) 
  • Chopin - Piano concerto No.2 in f minor Op.21  (2.-youtube) 

Elena Kuschnerova & Symphony Orchestra of Radio & TV Moscow, conductor Alexei Kornienko

Aufnahme/Recording: February 2009 Moscow Radio Hall
Tonmeister/Sound producer: Elena Dneprovskaya
Photos: Maria Peter-Filatova
Flügel/Piano: Steinway D, special thanks to Steinway Russia for support
Produzent/Producer: Dmitry Garanin
Produced with a friendly support by Rose & Hugo Mann
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Frédéric Chopin / Piano concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (arr. chamber ensemble) [Major, 2010]   
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  • Chopin - Piano concerto No.1 in e minor Op.11 
  • Chopin - Piano concerto No.2 in f minor Op.21  (2.-youtube) 

Elena Kuschnerova & Ventapane Quartet
Lev Gelbard - violin,   Birgit Rabbels - 2 violin,  Christoph Rabbels - viola,   André Saad - violoncello

Aufnahme/Recording: Live 4 June 2009 Schloss Oldenburg
Tonmeister/Sound producer: Michael Brammann
Photos: Maria Peter-Filatova & Andreas Etter
Flügel/Piano: Steinway D
Produzent/Producer: Dmitry Garanin
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Johannes Brahms / Mikhail Kollontay  - Romantic Ballads [Ars Produktion, 2008]   
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Aufnahme/Recording: Grand Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatorium
Tonmeister/Sound producer: Vadim Ivanov
Photos: Maria Peter-Filatova
Flügel/Piano: Steinway D; Text: Claus-Dieter Hanauer
Produzent/Producer: Annette Schumacher

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Igor Stravinsky [Ars Produktion, 2005]  jpc.de
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  • 4 Etuden Op.7 
  • Sonate (1924)  (3.-listen) 
  • "Les cinq doits"  (7.-listen) 
  • Serenade in A 
  • Trois mouvements de Petrouchka  (3.-youtube) 
  • 2 Stücke aus "Pulcinella" nach Pergolesi 
  • Tango (1940)
Aufnahme/Recording: SWR, Hans-Rosbaud-Studio Baden-Baden
Redaktion/Director: Dr. Lotte Thaler
Tonmeister/Sound producer: Helmut Hanusch
Flügel/Piano: Steinway D; Text: Claus-Dieter Hanauer
Produzent/Producer: Annette Schumacher

Review in Pizzicato , Jonathan Woolf on musicweb , "Unrivaled" - Howard Smith on mvdaily
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Johannes Brahms Op.116-119 [Ars Produktion, 2005]   
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  • Fantasien Op.116 (7.-listen) 
  • Drei Intermezzi Op.117 (1.-listen) 
  • Klavierstücke Op.118 (1.-listen) 
  • Klavierstücke Op.119 (2.-youtube) 
Aufnahme/Recording: Bayerische Rundfunk, Dec.2002-Jan.2004
Redaktion/Director: Oswald Beaujean, Pauline Heister
Tonmeister/Sound producer: Dagmar Birwe, Jens Schünemann (Op.118)
Flügel/Piano: Steinway D; Text: Claus-Dieter Hanauer
Produzent/Producer: Annette Schumacher


Review in Pizzicato, Supersonic Award , Jonathan Woolf on musicweb
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Elena Kuschnerova Live in Tokyo [Steinway Japan, 2002]
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(also contains Schumann "Etudes Symphoniques" Op.13 from this recital)
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  • Domenico Scarlatti  
    • Sonata D minor K 9 / L 413 
    • Sonata F major K 518 / L 116 
    • Sonata E major K 531 / L 430 (-youtube) 
  • Claude Debussy  Pour le piano (1.Prélude -listen) 
  • Maurice Ravel  Pavane pour une infante défunte (-listen)
  • Sergei Prokofiev  Piano sonata No.7 in B-flat major Op.83 (3.-listen) 
  • Bach-Siloti Prélude in B minor (-youtube)
  • Sergei Prokofiev Transcriptions for piano by composer 
    • Gavotte from Symphony No.1 in D major "Classical" Op.25 
    • March from the Opera "The love for Three Oranges" Op.33 
Tokyo Sumida Triphony Recital Hall, 11 April 2002
Sound producer: Hidefumi Nagai, Director: Alec Weil, Steinway Japan, Piano: Steinway Hamburg D-274 
MusicWeb Review-Jonathan Woolf ||Review by Dave deLucia

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Modest Mussorgsky [Orfeo (GER), 2002] 
(all original pieces by Mussorgsky for piano)
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  • Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade I: , Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle: -listen) 
  • Souvenir d'enfance No.3 
  • Une plaisanterie (-listen) 
  • Souvenir d'enfance No.1: Niania et moi 
  • Impromptu passionné 
  • La capricieuse 
  • Rêverie 
  • En Crimée. Hoursouff. Notes de voyage 
  • En Crimée. Capriccio 
  • Méditation. Feuillet d'album 
  • Au village 
  • La couturière. Scherzino 
  • Une larme 
  • Porte-enseigne-Polka 
Aufnahme/Recording: Bayerische Rundfunk, 4-6 December 2000
MusicWeb review-Jonathan Woolf || Flying Inkpot review-Derek Lim
"... the élan is irresistible." -David Nice, BBC Music Magazine 12/2002
"Ein schönes Plädoyer für den Lyriker und Märchenerzähler Mussorgsky" - Stereoplay 9/2002
"Eigene Sprache.." - FONO FORUM 11/2002
"Elena Kuschnerova discovers lyrical and impressionistic sides of Mussorgsky" -Attila Csampai, Bayerische Rundfunk
''... superbly evocative ...' - Howard Smith, Music & Vision, 2/1/2011


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Johann Sebastian Bach [Orfeo (GER), 2001]  jpc.de
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  • Italienisches Konzert F-dur BWV 971 (1.-listen) 
  • Französische Suite Nr.2 c-moll BWV 813 (1.-listen)
  • Toccata e-moll BWV 914 (-youtube)
  • Partita Nr.6 e-moll BWV 830 (1.Toccata -youtube) 
  • Präludium und Fuga c-moll aus WTK-I
Aufnahme/Recording: SWR Baden-Baden, 2000 (Live
MusicWeb Review-Jonathan Woolf
"The present recital leaves the listener feeling exhilarated and purified as only the best Bach playing can" - Penguin Guide to CDs and DVDs 2003/2004 (***)
"Listening to her Bach is something like observing a celestial clockwork" -Rob Haskins, ARG, 11/12 2001
"This recording creates a powerful image of Bach as a young man.. It is one of those CDs that don't get worn out with use" -Laura Rónai, Fanfare 11/12 2001
"Der Live-Mitschnitt.. besticht durch eine enorme strukturelle Klarheit..-Oswald Beaujean, Bayerische Rundfunk
"In this music I'm more than content with Tureck, Gould and Kuschnerova's CDs on my shelves" - Howard Smith, Misic&Vision, 3/2/2011

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Alexander Scriabin [Ars Musici (GER), 2000]  
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  • Étude Op.2 Nr.1 Andante, cis-moll 
  • 12 Études Op.8 (1894) (No.10: -youtube,No.12: -listen) 
  • 24 Préludes Op.11 (1888-1896)
  • 2 Poèmes Op. 32 (1903) (No.1: -listen)
Gesamtspielzeit/Total Time: 69:38 
Aufnahme/Recording: SWR Baden-Baden, 1999 

"These are the best recorded performances I am familiar with" - Harold Schonberg, ARG 9/10 2000
"This is without doubt a disc that I am very happy to have beside my volumes of Horowitz, Sofronitzky, and Gavrilov" -Flying Inkpot review-Chang Tou Liang

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Sergei Prokofiev [Ars Musici (GER), 1997]  
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  • Romeo & Juliet, 10 Piano Pieces, Op.75 (6.-youtube,10.-listen) 


  • Piano Sonata No.2 in D Minor  (1.-listen) 
  • March from the Opera "The Love for Three Oranges"
Gesamtspielzeit/Total Time: 51:38 
Aufnahme/Recording: SWR Baden-Baden, 1997 
Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 1/1998 The German Record Critics' Award
Kritiken / Reviews: RONDO 1/1998, Pizzicato 12/1999
SCALA 2/1999: One of the best 50 piano records "for a lonely island"
"To my ears, this [Sonata  No.2] comes close to an ideal reading - even displacing Richter's attempts by virtue of the recording's crystal clear sound" -Flying Inkpot review-Chang Tou Liang

Elena Kuschnerova Klavier/Piano [Bella Musica, 1996] jpc.de
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  • Peter Tschaikowsky Thema mit Variationen  F-dur / F Major (-listen) 
  • Robert Schumann "Faschingsschwank aus Wien / Vienna Carnival", Op.26 (5. Finale -listen) 
  • Frédéric Chopin Nocturne Des-dur / D-flat Major Op.27 No.2 (-youtube) 
  • Gounod - Liszt Walzer aus der Oper "Faust" / Waltz from the Opera "Faust" (-listen) 
  • Claude Debussy "Images I" (2. Hommage à Rameau -listen) 
  • Sergei Prokofiev Sonate Nr.3 a-moll / A Minor (-listen) 
Gesamtspielzeit/Total Time: 71:27 
Aufnahme/Recording: Studio of Moscow Conservatory, 1996

"In short, a pianist who grabs the imagination" -Harold Schonberg, ARG 7/8 2001
MusicWeb Review- Jonathan Woolf


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Chamber music / Kammermusik

Robert & Clara Schumann - Sonatas & Romances
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A-minor, Op. 105
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D-minor, Op. 121
  • Three Romances for Oboe or Violin and Piano, Op. 94

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

  • Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
Courtney Elise LeBauer (Violin), Elena Kuschnerova (Piano)
Recorded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, by Evan Richey of Ovation Studios, April 2013
Release: 17 April 2014

Beethoven & Shostakovich
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  • Ludwig van Beethoven Sonate für Violine und Klavier c-moll, Op.30 Nr.2 (1.-youtube) 
  • Dmitry Shostakovich Sonate für Violine und Klavier Op.134 (2.-youtube) 
Lev Gelbard (Violine), Elena Kuschnerova (Klavier/Piano)
Aufnahme/recording: 18.06.1997 Hans-Rosbaud Studio, Baden-Baden; 07-08.06.2001 Studio 2 Bayerischer Rundfunk, München

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HATIKVA
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  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartoldy Konzert für Violine, Klavier und Streichorchester, d-moll / Concerto for violin, piano and string orchestra in D Minor  (3.-listen) 
  • Dmitry Shostakovich Kammersinfonie für Streichorchester, c-moll, Op.110a / Chamber symphony for string orchestra in C Minor, Op.110a(3.-listen) 
Lev Gelbard (Violine), Elena Kuschnerova (Klavier/Piano)
Kammerorchester HATIKVA
Dirigent / Conductor Hans-Dieter Resch

Aufnahme/recording: 3.+4. März 1999 in der Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main


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Classic Open Air
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  • Franz Schubert Sonatine für Violine und Klavier, op.137, Nr.2, a-moll (1.-listen)
  • Johannes Brahms Sonate für Violine und Klavier, op.108, Nr.3, d-moll (1.-listen)
  • Johannes Brahms Quartett für Klavier, Violine, Viola und Violoncello Nr.3, op.60,  c-moll (2.-listen) 
Elena Kuschnerova (Klavier/Piano), Lev Gelbard (Violine), Mikhail Mouler (Viola), Sergej Rossokha (Violoncello)

Gesamtspielzeit/Total Time: 73:38
Live Aufnahme/recording: Martin Luther Kirche zu Peine, 8/1996
 Classicrecording Studio Christian Rauterberg, Idee und Produktion: Renate Mittal


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Collect CDs / Sammel-CDs

 
Alexander Lokshin
By Elena Kuschnerova on this CD: 
Alexander Lokshin Prelude and Theme with Variations
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Recording: 1994, Hans-Rosbaud Studio, Baden-Baden 


Husum-2004 [Danacord]
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By Elena Kuschnerova on this CD: 
César Cui Far niente Op. 40/2 (1887)
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Recording: Rittersaal - Schloss vor Husum - Husum - Germany 
August 2004 at the Piano Rarities Festival in Husum (Live

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Husum-2003 [Danacord]
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By Elena Kuschnerova on this CD: 
Mikhail Glinka Brilliant variations (on a Donizetti theme "Anna Bolena")
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Recording: Rittersaal - Schloss vor Husum - Husum - Germany 
August 2003 at the Piano Rarities Festival in Husum (Live

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Gustav Mahler (2-CD set) [Real Sound]
By Elena Kuschnerova on these CDs: 
Gustav Mahler, Lieder aus "Des Knaben Wunderhorn"
(Piano transcription by Elena Kuschnerova) 
  • Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht, 1:45 
  • Tambourgesell, 6:42 
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Recording: Gustav Mahler Saal - Toblach/Dobbiaco - Italy 
on 18/27 July 2001 bei der Gustav-Mahler Musikwochen in Toblach (Live


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