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TCHAIKOVSKY, Boris (1925-1996)

PIANO AND CHAMBER WORKS


  • 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) (00:19:00 )
27
I. Andante (00:08:53)
28
II. Allegro (00:08:20)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:04:09

The Artist(s)

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.

Solovieva was a prizewinner of the 1999 Taneyev Competition of Chamber Ensembles, a finalist of the 2000 XX Chamber Music Competition in Trapani, Italy, a 2010 Boris Tchaikovsky Society Award Winner, and was awarded the Best Accompanist Prize at the XII International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. In May 2019 she received the Russian public award for her contribution to the development of the musical art and the Glinka Medal.

The Composer(s)

Widely respected in Russia and praised by figures such as Shostakovich and Mstislav Rostropovich, Boris Tchaikovsky amassed a formidable body of works, including four symphonies, four instrumental concertos, six string quartets, a variety of chamber and orchestral music for various ensembles, piano and vocal music, and an abundance of music for the cinema.

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