Yakov Flier

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    Songs without Words, Book 1, Op. 19b: No. 2. Andante espressivo in A MinorYakov Flier
    Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne (arr. Ferruccio Busoni)Yakov Flier
    Romance Oubliee, S. 132: No. 3. Nocturne in A-Flat MajorYakov Flier
    Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses, S. 173: No. 7. FunéraillesYakov Flier
    Douze Etudes D'Exécution Transcendante: Etude No. 10 in F MinorYakov Flier


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        The reputation of pianist Yakov Flier (also transliterated as Fliyer) faded after his death in 1977, but recent interest in his recordings and career has somewhat revived his name. In fact, he was one of the leading Soviet pianists of his day and might have had far greater success internationally had Cold War politics not encumbered his career. Gilels, then Richter, and finally Lazar Berman were granted permission by Soviet cultural czars to concertize abroad, and so too was Fli... Read more

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