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TCHAIKOVSKY, Boris (1925-1996)

PIANO AND CHAMBER WORKS


  • Marina Dichenko, violin
  • Dmitry Korostelyov, piano
  • Olga Solovieva, piano

The piano and chamber works on this recording span 45 years of BORIS TCHAIKOVSKY’s career, ranging from the delightful pieces composed by the precocious ten year old to the Etude in E major of 1980.They include the Sonata for Two Pianos with its mosaic approach to composition and its expressive exploration of the inner soul, and the beautifully crafted Violin Sonata of 1959. The solo piano miniatures reveal a spare texture that highlights the instrument’s elemental beauty.

Tracklist

 
Sonata for 2 Pianos (1973) (00:15:53 )
1
I. Resonances * (00:05:06)
2
II. Voice of the Fields * (00:07:59)
3
III. Etude * (00:02:49)
 
5 Pieces (1935) (1935) (00:03:36 )
4
No. 1. Melody * (00:00:46)
5
No. 2. March * (00:00:30)
6
No. 3. Pastorale * (00:01:15)
7
No. 4. Walz * (00:00:38)
8
No. 5. Mazurka * (00:00:32)
 
5 Preludes (1936) (00:00:00 )
9
Prelude No. 1 in G-Sharp Minor (00:01:01)
10
Prelude No. 2 in B-Flat Minor (00:00:36)
11
Prelude No. 3 in A-Flat Major (00:00:53)
12
Prelude No. 4 * (00:01:14)
13
Prelude No. 5 in A Major (00:01:03)
 
5 Pieces (1938) (1938) (00:08:50 )
14
No. 1. Prelude (00:01:15)
15
No. 2. The Fairy Tale (00:01:40)
16
No. 3. Remembrance (00:01:25)
17
No. 4. Mazurka (00:01:42)
18
No. 5. Story (Finale) (00:02:51)
19
Etude in F-Sharp Minor (1935) (00:00:44)
20
Etude in B-Flat Major (1972) (00:00:59)
21
Etude in E Major (1980) * (00:00:33)
22
March (1945) * (00:02:10)
23
Prelude in G Major (1945) (00:01:46)
 
3 Pieces (1945) (00:07:32 )
24
No. 1. Waltz (reconstructed by D. Korostelyov) * (00:02:05)
25
No. 2. Romance * (00:04:07)
26
No. 3. Finale * (00:01:17)
 
Violin Sonata (1959) (00:18:42 )
27
I. Andante (00:08:53)
28
II. Allegro (00:08:20)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:04:09

The Artist

Marina Dichenko graduated in 2014 from the Artist Diploma programme at TCU School of Music in Fort Worth, USA. She has won prizes in chamber music competitions in Donetsk, Ukraine, and at the International Taneyev Chamber Music Competition in Russia. As a soloist and member of chamber groups she has performed in concerts and festivals in Ukraine, Russia, Belgium, Japan, and the United States. In the last few years, she has served as concertmaster of the TCU Symphony Orchestra and the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra and has regularly performed with the symphony orchestras in Plano, Las Colinas, San Angelo, Arlington and Garland.

Dmitry Korostelyov was born in Volgograd and began his piano studies there. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 2003 and completed his post-graduate studies in composition under Valery Kikta at the Moscow Conservatory. As a pianist, he has performed with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, and Russkaya Conservatoria Chamber Capella. He has recorded three CDs with the music of Nikolay Peyko and Mieczysław Weinberg for Toccata Classics.

Olga Solovieva graduated from the Russian Academy of Music (Moscow) and took a post-graduate course as an assistant to Leonid Blok. In 1999 she was a prizewinner at the Open Taneyev Chamber Music Competition, Russia, and in 2000 a finalist at the XX Chamber Music Competition in Trapani, Italy. She received the Best Accompanist Prize at the XII International Tchaikovsky Competition and is a Boris Tchaikovsky Society Award Winner (2010). She has recorded for Naxos (Sergey Taneyev, 8.557804, and Boris Tchaikovsky, 8.557727 and 8.573207) as well as for Toccata Classics, Albany records and Northern Flowers.

Reviews

“There is plenty of good music to be heard here, enough to please anyone with a penchant for Shostakovich and Prokofiev et al who would be open to a worthy example of some other composers who did good work last century.” – Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review