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STANCHINSKY, Alexei Vladimirovich (1888-1914)

COMPLETE WORKS FOR PIANO • 1


  • Olga Solovieva, piano

Alexey Stanchinsky was considered an outstanding student by his teacher Taneyev, his work anticipating Stravinsky, Prokofiev and others, paving the way towards many aspects of 20th-century style. His tragic early death and publishing difficulties meant that his music was hidden for decades. Volume 1 of this complete edition contains his entire output until 1910, including several world première recordings and revealing his early melodic gift and sophisticated virtuosity.

Tracklist

1
Piano Sonata in E-Flat Minor (1906) (00:10:27)
 
Songs without Words (1904) (00:08:00 )
2
No. 1. Largo (00:02:52)
3
No. 2. Andante cantabile (00:04:01)
4
No. 3. — (00:02:10)
5
Mazurka in D-Flat Major (1905) * (00:03:22)
6
Humoresque (1906) * (00:05:01)
7
Les Larmes (Tears) (1906) * (00:01:55)
10
Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor (1907) (00:05:14)
 
2 Preludes (1907) (1907) (00:03:00 )
9
2 Preludes (1907): No. 1 in C Minor (00:02:29)
11
2 Preludes (1907): No. 2 in A-Flat Major (00:01:55)
12
Etude in F Minor (1907) * (00:02:31)
 
3 Preludes (1907) (00:09:00 )
8
3 Preludes: No. 1 in C-Sharp Minor (00:02:06)
13
No. 2 in D Major (00:01:11)
14
No. 3 in E-Flat Minor (00:02:28)
15
Etude in G Minor (1907) (00:03:16)
16
Prelyudiya v lidiyskom ladu (Prelude in the Lydian Mode) (1908) (00:04:21)
17
Mazurka in G-Sharp Minor (1907) * (00:01:43)
18
Canon in B Minor (1908) (00:01:00)
19
Prelude in E Major, "Mixolydian" (1908) (00:01:16)
20
Etude in B Major (1910) * (00:06:50)
 
2 Preludes (1909) (1909) (00:03:00 )
21
No. 1 in B-Flat Minor (00:00:58)
22
No. 2 in B Minor (00:00:35)
 
Prelude and Fugue in G Minor (1909) (00:03:00 )
23
Prelude (00:02:16)
24
Fugue (00:02:24)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:12:21

The Artist(s)

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)

Alexei Vladimirovich Stanchinsky A pupil of Zhilayev and Taneyev at the Moscow Conservatory, Stanchinsky later destroyed many of his earlier compositions, while composing only intermittently during the final years of his short life. Influenced at first by Mussorgsky and then by Skryabin, he left a series of interesting and experimental piano compositions that promised much.

Reviews

“Beautifully articulated by Olga Solovieva… She makes a warm and convincing musical case for the composer and everyone with a liking for Russian late romanticism will hear something harmoniously bold and beautiful that is worthwhile to listen to. ” – Musicalifeiten