Vassily Primakov plays Brahms, Chopin & Scriabin
This new DVD marks the film debut of piano virtuoso, Vassily Primakov, performing the three Intermezzos, Op. 117 by Johannes Brahms, the four Ballades by Fryderyk Chopin, and the Sonata No. 4 by Alexandr Scriabin. Vassily Primakov has been hailed as a pianist of world class significance, the New York Times trumpeting his "fiery intensity" and his "bold, expressive phrasing and dramatic commitment that brought the audience to its feet." In 2009, National Public Radio named Primakov's Chopin Mazurka disc to its "Best CD of the Year" list, and American Record Guide raved: "In every piece his touch is perfect. This is a great Chopin pianist." Gramophone wrote that "Primakov's empathy with Chopin's spirit could hardly be more complete." The program was filmed in Denmark, in 2009, David Starobin, director (68 minutes). The region free DVD includes audio in stereo as well as 5.1 surround sound in DTS and Dolby formats. Special features: Vassily Primakov photo gallery; biographical information; Primakov discography; and a Digital .Mp4 file, for easy copying to iPod or personal video devices.