Nikolaev: Fairy Tale, Tischenko: Sonata, Op. 85 in C Minor

Sedmara Zakarian Rutstein (piano), Michael Rosen (percussion)

Catalog #: TROY0096
Release Date: April 1, 1994
Format: Digital

In his tragically short career (he died at age 18), Aliosha Nikolaev (1959-1977) wrote not only piano music but two Romances based on texts of Pushkin, a quintet for two violins, one viola, and two cellos, a trio for two flutes and cello, and in 1984 a suite for oboe and piano. Many of Aliosha Nikolaev's compositions present to a large extent, vivid and colorful interpretations of Russian folk fairy tales, of which The Tin Kingdom is an example. The Cat's Hut is based on a play written for the children by Russian poet Samuel Marshak. Boris Tishchenko was born in Leningrad in 1939 and is a graduate of the Leningrad Conservatory. His list of credit sis in keeping with his status of one of the geatest composers of our time. He is a recipient of hte title People's Artist of Russia and of the Russian Federation's prestgious Glinka Award. He is a master of the large forms, having written one opera, one operetta, three ballets.


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Title Composer Performer
Fairy Tale "The Snake Princess" Aliosha Nikolaev Sedmara Rutstein, piano
Cat's Hut Suite Aliosha Nikolaev Sedmara Rutstein, piano
Sonata No. 7 for Piano with Bells, Op. 85, in C Major Boris Tishchenko Sedmara Rutstein, piano, Michael Rosen, percussion

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