The Virtuoso Paperno
Cedille Records CDR-3003
Czerny: Etude No 31 in A minor (1:14); Etude No 4 in B-flat major (2:18); Etude No 12 in D minor (1:35)
Chopin: Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20 (8:29)
Dmitry Paperno, piano
Cedille Records’ inaugural artist, Dmitry Paperno, a major Soviet-era pianist and one of the “last living musical giants” (Bloomsbury Review) of a golden age of Russian concert artists, is heard on this comprehensive retrospective playlist in honor of this 85th birthday. The first ten tracks, comprising works by Scarlatti, Czerny and Moszkowki, were formerly owned by Moscow Radio and have never before been released in the West. The remaining tracks come from each of his 7 Cedille CDs, released between 1989 and 2004.