»Play from the soul, not like a trained bird! A keyboardist of such stamp deserves more praise than other musicians.«
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788)

The recordings presented here represent a kind of exclusive pianistic recital, since they were never initially intended for publication. Pletnev always had his own very particular methods of preparing himself for a recording session. After an agonizingly protracted warm-up he would say to his producer: »Now you can start the machine if you like.« However, these were never pieces on the recording schedule. And these musical snap-shots made in 1996, 1998 and 2005 appear here for the first time on CD.

Pletnev in Person


Composers: J.S. Bach/F. Busoni · L. v. Beethoven · F. Chopin/F. Liszt · F. Schubert · P.I. Tchaikovsky
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev

2013 Onyx
1CD |D|D|D| ONYX4110
Int. Release Date: 10/2013