Franz Liszt - Georg Friedrich Händel - Johann Sebastian Bach - Ferruccio Busoni - Sofia Gubaidulina - Carl Nielsen - Alfredo Casella


Sofya Gulyak

Label: Champs Hill
Format: CD
Barcode: 5060212591203
Catalog number: CHRCD 117
Releasedate: 08-12-17
- Ranging from Bach to Gubaidulina, it showcases her remarkable talent. Her debut album was described as ‘Stunning’ by Gramophone, with the Washington Post admiring her “tremendous precision and coloration ... exquisite soft playing ... with delicacy”

- Handel’s Chaconne in G major followed by another famous transcription, or re-imagining, by Liszt which freely re-works the Sarabande and Chaconne from Handel’s “Almira” with late-Romantic sonorities

- Despite being an early work and less familiar, Gubaidulina’s Chaconne of 1962 is a powerful statement of the young female composer and closes this recital
Sofya Gulyak, the first ever woman to win the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2009, has returned to the Music Room at Champs Hill to record a second disc, exploring the fascination of the Baroque Chaconne, with its distinctive bassline (which repeats), for Romantic composers and beyond.