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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 Dmitry Korostelyov was born in 1979 in Volgograd where he received his first piano lessons. At the Moscow Conservatory he studied composition with Alexey Nikolayev, graduating in 2003, then completed a postgraduate course in the class of Valery Kikta. He also studied harpsichord and was assistant to Tatiana Zenaishvili.
Olga Solovieva Russian pianist Olga Solovieva is a laureate of several international competitions, and in May 2019 she received the Glinka Medal for her contribution to musical art. She has performed in Russia and internationally and collaborated with musicians and ensembles including the Vanbrugh Quartet, Vilnius String Quartet, Christopher Marwood, Roel Dieltiens, Haik Kazazyan, Fanny Clamagirand, Julian Bliss and Sergey Kostylev, among others.

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