Distinguished pianist and BU Professor Alexander Tselyakov by gjjur4356

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									                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                Thursday, October 23, 2008


                                Distinguished pianist and BU Professor Alexander Tselyakov
                                                  releases Sonata Album
                             BRANDON, MB – Distinguished pianist and Brandon University professor Alexander Tselyakov has released a
                             new CD titled Sonata Album through the Brandon-based Golomb Records. The release contains two discs, with
                             selected pieces reflecting the historical development of the Sonata form and the various approaches and styles
                             to sonatas, from the baroque, classic, romantic, post romantic and modern eras. Sonata Album represents a
                             collection of timeless standards sure to please the most discerning classical piano classical fan. The album is
                             being distributed by the Canadian Music Centre, an international distribution agency.

                             Included on the album is a fabulously performed selection of the following masterworks: Disc One includes
                             Dominico’s Scarlatti Sonatas in D minor, K.32/L.423, in E major, K.380/ L.23, Sonata in F minor, K.184/L.189
                             and in A major, K.39/L.39, as well as Franz Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor. The sonata in B minor is possibly
                             the best example of Liszt´s mastery in piano and in composition and represents a pinnacle in the history of piano
                             and of music in general, not only for his improvements to the technique but also for the revolutionary conception
                             of the piece itself. Disc Two includes Mozart's Piano Sonata in F major, K.332, the world première recording of
                             T. Patrick Carrabré's Sonata No.1 for Piano - Black Echoes (a composition dedicated to Alexander Tselyakov),
                             and Sergei Rachmaninoff's meltingly affectionate Piano Sonata No.2 in B Flat Minor, Op.36 (revised version,
                             1931).

                             Former Brandon University School of Music Dean Dr. Lawrence Jones wrote the program notes for the CD
                             package.

                             Alexander Tselyakov "...represents the best aspect of Russian pianism and all its attributes...effectively
                             synthesized the emotional balance of Arthur Rubinstein and the more highly-strung febrile quality of Horowitz."
                             Harris Goldsmith, New York Concert Review

                             Recognized as one of Canada's most outstanding musicians, Alexander Tselyakov has distinguished himself
                             as a guest soloist with great orchestras and as a recitalist in major concert halls, such as the Carnegie Recital
                             Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, England, the Centre de Doelen, in Rotterdam, and the Shostakovich
                             Large Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and has won major prizes at the International Tchaikovsky
                             Competition and the International Music Competition of Japan. Tselyakov has been described as “representing
                             the best aspect of Russian pianism and all its attributes" by the New York Concert Review; and "amazing at the
                             keyboard" by The Globe and Mail. A busy concert pianist, teacher and chamber musician, Tselyakov
                             collaborates with many leading Canadian musicians. He is artistic director of two Chamber Music Festivals; at
                             Clear Lake in Manitoba and Pender Harbour, British Columbia. Tselyakov resides in Manitoba, where he is
                             Professor of Piano at Brandon University School of Music. This recording was made possible with the generous
                             support of the Manitoba Film & Sound and Brandon University.

                             Tselyakov's Sonata Album can be purchased through the Canadian Music Centre, at the Brandon University
                             School of Music, at Brandon University Campus Books or online at http://www.tselyakov.com, where one can
                             also find more information on Professor Alexander Tselyakov, including previous recordings, recent
                             appearances and concerts, and a long list of praise from classical music critics and experts.

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                             For more information, please contact:

                             Alla Turbanova, Director
                             Golomb Records
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