Beatrice Rana: the pianist’s best recordings and albums to date

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In 2017, Béatrice Rana won BBC Music Magazine‘s Newcomer of the Year Award, but it was far from his first significant year in the world of classical music recording. Prior to her recording contract with Warner Classics in 2015, Rana had already recorded an album of works by Chopin and Scriabin – at just 19 years old. We go back to his recording history to date …

What are Beatrice Rana’s best albums?

Chopin & Scriabin (2012)

Chopin: 26 Preludes
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.2

Béatrice Rana (piano)
Atma ACD 22614

Recorded when she was only 19 years old, Rana de Chopin and Scriabin’s first disc placed lyricism above a simple pianistic fireworks display.

Piano concertos by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev (2015)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2

Béatrice Rana (piano); Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia / Antonio Pappano
Warner Classics 2564600909

“In Rana’s hands, Prokofiev’s concerto becomes a white-hot volcano of intense expression” (Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine Record of the month, February 2016)

We named the best recordings of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto here.

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JS Bach: Goldberg Variations (2017)

Béatrice Rana (piano)
Warner Classics 9029588018

‘Each piece of Rana’s tapestry is vividly characterized… For this CD, five stars are not enough’ (Michael Church, BBC Music Magazine)

We named the best recordings of JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations here.

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Stravinsky & Ravel

Stravinsky: Petrouchka, The Firebird
Ravel: Mirrors, La Valse
Béatrice Rana (piano)
Warner Classics 9029541109 (2019)

‘Rana’s mirrors are full of color and drama… A bright new star has unquestionably appeared in the piano firmament. ‘ (Roger Nichols, BBC Music Magazine)

Learn more about that of Stravinsky Fire Bird, his story and his best recordings here.

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Chopin

Chopin: 12 Studies; Scherzos nos 1-4
Béatrice Rana (piano)
Warner Classics 9029676424

“Beatrice Rana explained how she got to Chopin quite late – relatively speaking, since the Italian pianist is still in her late twenties. Even though it’s been nearly a decade since she recorded the Preludes, she hasn’t rushed into the rest of Chopin and the carefully considered approach she takes on this new album certainly recognizes the thoroughness and the originality of the composer. ‘ (John Alison, BBC Music Magazine)

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Read all our Beatrice Rana reviews here.


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