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Boris Alexandrovich Tchaikovsky (1925–96) was one of the more important Russian composers of the second half of the twentieth century.
His works were held in high regard and performed by renowned artists including Kirill Kondrashin, Rudolf Barshai, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vassily Sinaisky, Mstislav Rostropovich, Galina Vishnevskaya, Igor Oistrakh and the Borodin Quartet.
Tchaikovsky’s style at its purest combines a paradoxical combination of simplicity and complete individuality. Many of his works are masterpieces; Galina Vishnevskaya described the ‘Four Poems by Josef Brodsky’, as ‘…this talented, wonderful opus…’.
The ‘Two Poems by Mikhail Lermontov’, written at the age of fifteen already have a confident melodic sweep with some unexpected harmonic turns in the largely diatonic piano accompaniment.
The String Trio, which shows the continued influence of his teacher, Shostakovich, was the work which signalled an end to Tchaikovsky’s early period and the beginning of his years of creative maturity. It is perhaps here that he first reveals his amazing gift as a painter musician, a poet musician.
Boris Tchaikovsky: 4 Poems by Joseph Brodsky
No. 1. Dialogue
No. 2. Lyrics
No. 3. Farewell and Forget
No. 4. Stanzas
Boris Tchaikovsky: From Kipling
No. 1. Far-Off Amazon
No. 2. Homer
Boris Tchaikovsky: String Trio
I. Allegro marcato
Boris Tchaikovsky: 2 Poems by Mikhail Lermontov
No. 1. Autumn
No. 2. Pine Tree
Boris Tchaikovsky: 2 Pieces for balalaika prima and piano
No. 1. Joke
No. 2. Landscape
Boris Tchaikovsky: Lyrics of Pushkin
No. 1. Echo
No. 2. A Gift Unneeded
No. 3. Talisman
No. 4. To the Poet
No. 5. Your Image
No. 6. If you were deceived by life
No. 7. Work
No. 8. I don't value highly
“Olga Filinova, lyric soprano of true intonation with a natural instinct for word-pointing...and her pianist, Olga Solovieva, serve Tchaikovsky's classical candour with pleasing directness.”
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