Glinka - Complete Piano Works Vol.2: Dances | Grand Piano GP782

Glinka - Complete Piano Works Vol.2: Dances


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Label: Grand Piano

Cat No: GP782

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 15th June 2018



Glinka wrote a series of delightful polkas, mazurkas, galops and waltzes that were predominantly intended for fashionable drawing rooms and salons. He also wrote more substantial pieces such as the Grande Valse in G major and the Polonaise in E major which were initially scored for orchestra. Some pieces were also based on pre-existing melodies such as the Variations on a theme of Mozart, which is inspired by a melody drawn from Die Zauberflöte and the attractive Tarantella in A minor, a rhythmic adaptation of the Russian folk song In the field there stood a birch tree.

Inga Fiolia studied at the Central Music School of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and the Cologne Musikhochschule with Alexey Nasedkin, Rudolf Kehrer and Vassily Lobanov. She has collaborated with orchestras including the Brussels Philharmonic, the Georgian State Chamber Orchestra and National Philharmonic, the Bergische Symphoniker and the South Westphalia Philharmonic, and has broadcast on all the major German TV and radio stations. Her performance of Scriabin’s Preludes and Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto was released on the DVD Stars of tomorrow (Unitel Classica, 2015).

‘Inga Fiolia has the right sort of perky spirit, charm and deftness of technique to give some idea of how those salons might have swooned and sighed in admiration at Glinka’s gifts.’ – Gramophone

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