What are the origins of the Mexican/Dutch/Russian violist Dana Zemtsov and Ukrainian/Dutch pianist Anna Fedorova? Throughout years of friendship, they discovered many similarities in their upbringing. Both Dana and Anna’s parents met in Moscow’s conservatory. Dana’s parents – Julia Dinerstein and Mikhail Zemtsov – are both renowned violists. Anna’s parents – Tatiana Abayeva and Borys Fedorov – are incredible pianists and famous piano professors.
With the album Fathers & Daughters, they embark on a journey through generations of the two families! It features works performed by each daughter with her father, the fathers together, the daughters together, and the daughters with their fathers. With music by Evgeny Zemtsov, Frédéric Chopin, Nikolai Roslavets, Alexander Glazunov, Alexander Scriabin, Michael Kugel and Mikhail Zemtsov, plus a piece written by Borys Fedorov especially for this album, it is a perfect, nostalgic portrayal of the environment in which Dana & Anna’s ancestors grew up in.
Read a glowing review from HRAudio’s Adrian Quanjer
The Channel Classics recording staff have put this extraordinary album in a proper and highly rewarding engineering framework, leaving no stone unturned to present the listener with what -all things considered- may be called a collector’s item that has no competition.
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Dana Zemtsov – viola
Mikhail Zemtsov – viola
Anna Fedorova – piano
Borys Fedorov – piano
Nicholas Schwartz – double bass
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Total time: 01:07:09
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|Release Date||November 20, 2023|
Two of the world’s prominent rising stars, The Ukrainian-born pianist, Anna Fedorova, and the Mexican-born violist, Dana Zemtsov, joined here by their equally renowned fathers, Borys Fedorov and Michail Zemtsov, have created a programme that is as interesting as it is unusual. Rather than repeating the gist here, I suggest reading the detailed liner notes available in the accompanying booklet. What may look like a haphazard musical choice, is all part of a uniquely structured family concept about fathers and daughters; about old and new. About what was, what is, and what will surely remain. That’s why I believe that this is a release that is so out of the ordinary that no one serious about music and human relations should be without it.
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