The Rite of Spring
Igor Stravinsky. The Rite of Spring (transcribed for solo piano by Vladimir Leyetchkiss)
Sergei Prokofiev. Music from the ballet Cinderella (transcribed by Prokofiev)
℗ 2013 Centaur Records
The only solo version of the Rite of Spring approved by Stravinsky is here recorded for the first time.
"Belsky gives us an extraordinary performance... Over and over I was astounded by the aural trickery that seemed to keep an ostinato pattern going when I knew that it had to be broken occasionally to get all of the other notes... Belsky does not miss any of the excitement, and her tempos are very much in line with orchestral readings. She uses a huge dynamic range from barely audible to thunderous."
September/October 2014 issue of American Record Guide (by James Harrington)
"Very striking performance... with pianistic skill, musicianship, and musical understanding. ... Great control of timing, color, voicing and excellent grasp of temperament. Wonderful! You have transformed piano playing into timbral and instrumental effects necessary to communicate this piece"
Sarah Chan, Adjudicator for The American Prize Competition