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White Nights. Viola Music from Saint Petersburg (FLAC)

White Nights. Viola Music from Saint Petersburg (FLAC)

White Nights. Viola Music from Saint Petersburg (FLAC)

Composer: Gennadij Bantschikov, Alexander Glazunov, Mikhail Glinka, Sergei Prokofiev, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Anton Rubinstein, Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Tatjana Masurenko, Roglit Ishay
Number of Discs: 3
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Profil
Catalogue: PH20045
Release: 2021
Size: 671 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
Shostakovich: 24 Preludes, Op. 34 (Excerpts Arr. E. Strachov for Viola & Piano)
01. No. 10, Moderato non troppo
02. No. 14, Adagio
03. No. 15, Allegretto
04. No. 16, Andantino
05. No. 17, Largo
06. No. 18, Allegretto
07. No. 24, Allegretto

Glinka: Viola Sonata in D Minor (Completed W. Michel & V. Borisovsky)
08. I. Allegro
09. II. Andante

10. Glazunov: Elegy for Viola & Piano in G Minor, Op. 44
11. Stravinsky: Elegy, for solo viola

Stravinsky: Mavra – opera buffa in one act
12. Russian Maiden’s Song (Parasha’s Aria) [Arr. K. Oznobishev for Viola & Piano]

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko
13. Song of the Indian Guest (Arr. V. Borisovsky for Viola & Piano)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden)
14. Dance of the Buffoons (Arr. E. Strachov for Viola & Piano)

Tchaikovsky: 6 Pieces, Op. 51 (Arr. V. Borisovsky for Viola & Piano)
15. No. 6, Tempo di valse

CD 02
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (Excerpts Arr. V. Borisovsky for Viola & Piano)
01. No. 1, Introduction. Andante assai
02. No. 3, The Street Awakens. Allegretto
03. No. 10, Juliet as a Young Girl. Vivace
04. No. 19, Balcony Scene. Andante
05. No. 13, Dance of the Knights. Allegro pesante
06. No. 39, Farewell Before Parting – No. 52, Juliet’s Death

07. Bantschikov: Viola Sonata

Shostakovich: Viola Sonata, Op. 147
08. I. Moderato
09. II. Allegretto
10. III. Adagio

CD 03
Rubinstein: Soirees a Saint-Petersbourg, Op. 44
01. No. 1, Romance “Die Nacht” (Arr. H. Wieniawski & T. Masurenko for Viola & Piano)

02. Glinka: Variations on Alyabyev’s Romance “The Nightingale” (Arr. V. Borissovsky for Viola & Piano)

Rubinstein: Two Melodies, Op. 3
03. No. 1 in F Major (Arr. E. Kross & T. Masurenko for Viola & Piano)

Rubinstein: Viola Sonata in F minor, Op. 49
04. I. Moderato
05. II. Andante
06. III. Moderato con moto
07. IV. Allegro assai

08. Stravinsky: Pastorale in F-Sharp Minor (Arr. V. Borissovsky for Viola & Piano)
09. Glazunov: Méditation in D Major, Op. 32 (Arr. for Viola & Piano)
10. Tchaikovsky: Aveu passionné, TH 148
11. Shostakovich: Impromptu for Viola & Piano, Op. 33 (I. Masurenko Version)

“I grew up in that wonderful city; I studied there and my family lives there. As a mus ician who is always on the lookout for interesting new discoveries, I wanted to record these works for viola. You will find some familiar pieces in my selection, works that have long been in the standard repertoire for violists the world over, alongside new, unexpected arrangements.”” “”Unlike in the first two recordings of this series, in the I a test one I am no longer playing on my old viol a by Te store (Mil an, 1756 ), but on a new instrument by the viol in-maker Jurgen Manthey (Leipzig, 2020), whom I have known for 25 years and whose work I rate very highly. My playing technique has changed recently. Nowadays I play repertoire of the nineteenth century with more emphasis on the historical accent. For this reason, on this recording I am using gut strings and a bow made by the most famous nineteenth-century bow-maker, Nikolai Kittel from St. Petersburg ( 1856). The grand piano we used on this recording is also a historic in strument: a Bl Uthner of 1905 from Leipzig.” Tatjana Masurenko

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