Anthology of Russian Piano Music Vol.3: Before 1917 | Melodiya MELCD1002291

Anthology of Russian Piano Music Vol.3: Before 1917


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Label: Melodiya

Cat No: MELCD1002291

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 2nd February 2015



Vyacheslav Gryaznov (piano)
Alexei Chernov (piano)
Mikhail Turpanov (piano)
Rustam Khanmurzin (piano)
Nikita Mndoyants (piano)


Arensky, Anton

Morceaux caracteristiques (24), op.36
» no.4 Petite ballade
» no.5 Consolation
» no.14 Scherzino
» no.16 Elegie
» no.24 In the fields

Glinka, Mikhail

Souvenir d'une Mazurka in B flat major
Variations on Alyabyev's Song 'The Nightingale' in E minor

Lyadov, Anatoly

Morceaux (3), op.57
» no.2 Waltz
» no.3 Mazurka

Rebikov, Vladimir

The Christmas tree ('Yolka') for piano, op.21
» Waltz
Waltz in F sharp minor

Rubinstein, Anton

National Dances (7), op.82
» no.6 Russian Dance and Trepak

Taneyev, Sergei

Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor, op.29

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Morceaux (12), op.40
» no.2 Chanson triste
Pieces (2), op.1


Vyacheslav Gryaznov (piano)
Alexei Chernov (piano)
Mikhail Turpanov (piano)
Rustam Khanmurzin (piano)
Nikita Mndoyants (piano)


This eighth disc of the Anthology of Russian Piano Music is dedicated to the roots of Russian piano school and encompasses the first hundred years of its development in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The acknowledged Russian classical composers Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Taneyev and Lyadov are here (represented with rarely performed works though), along with little known or now completely forgotten composers such as Rubinstein, Rebikov and Arensky.

A unique journey across the pages of lyrical and dramatic traditions of Russian pianism allows us to see how general European trends of piano music were combined with national attributes of domestic culture. Taneyev’s Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor is a climax of the album – a grandiose polyphonic cycle, one of the peaks of Russian music of the pre-revolution period.

The works of the Russian composers are performed by young pianists - graduates of the Moscow Conservatory and prize-winners of prestigious international competitions, who are worthy representatives of a new generation of Russian music performing school – Vyacheslav Gryaznov, Alexei Chernov, Mikhail Turpanov, Rustam Khanmurzin and Nikita Mndoyants.

Mikhail Glinka

1. Souvenir d’une Mazurka in B-flat major
2. Variations on the Theme of A Alyabyev’s Nightingale
Vyacheslav Gryaznov (piano)

Vladimir Rebikov
3. Waltz in F-sharp minor
4. Waltz from the fairy tale opera 'The Christmas Tree', Op.21
Alexei Chernov (piano)

Anatoly Lyadov
5. Waltz, Op.57 No.2
6. Mazurka, Op.57 No.3
Alexei Chernov (piano)

Anton Arensky
Pieces, Op.36
7. No.4 Petite Ballade
8. No.16 Elegie
9. No.5 Consolation7
10. No.14 Scherzino
11. No.24 In the Fields
Mikhail Turpanov (piano)

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
12. Russian Scherzo, Op.1 No.1
13. Impromtu, Op.1 No.2
14. Sad Song, Op.40 No.2
Rustam Khanmurzin (piano)

Anton Rubinstein
15. The Russian Dance and Trepak, Op.82 No.6
Nikita Mndoyants (piano)

Sergei Taneyev
Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor, Op.29
16. Prelude. Andante
17. Fugue.Allegro vivace e con fuoco
Nikita Mndoyants (piano)

Total time: 62.47

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