Glinka: Variations on a theme from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

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Glinka: Chamber Music

Glinka: Chamber Music


Glinka:

Divertimento Brillante on themes from Bellini's Opera La Sonnambula

Renat Ibraghimov (double bass), Dmitry Miller (cello), Natalia Shameyeva (harp), Vera Chasovennaya (piano), Yuri Rudometkin (bassoon), Vasily Tarasov (horn), Igor Boguslavsky (viola)

Variations on a theme from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

Natalia Shameyeva (harp)

Nocturne in E flat major

Natalia Shameyeva (harp)

Viola Sonata in D minor

Anna Litvinenko (piano) & Igor Boguslavsky (viola)

Variazioni brillianti on a theme from the opera Anna Bolena by Donizetti in A major

Vera Chasovennaya (piano), Renat Ibraghimov (double bass) & Dmitry Miller (cello)


An attractive programme of rarely recorded chamber music by Michael Glinka, the “Father of Russian music”.

In the first half of the 19th century Glinka gave a distinctive national character and flavour to Russian music, mainly in his vocal and operatic works. These chamber music works however smell of chic 19th century salons, written in brilliant “divertimento”‐style, for a variety of instruments: violin, harp, bassoon, piano, cello, double bass: high class entertainment.

Beautifully performed by Russian instrumental soloists from the elite Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra. Booklet contains extensive liner notes and artist biographies.

The first Russian composer to gain real national recognition within his own country, and often regarded as ‘the father of Russian music’, Mikhail Glinka is best known for his rousing operas A Life for the Tsar and Ruslan and Ludmila. Growing up amid a family of landed gentry, however – a setting in which domestic music‐making was a muchrespected occupation – much of his early work was of a very different nature, namely chamber music intended for performance in more modest settings. It is this lesser‐known and equally compelling part of the composer’s output that is explored here. Nevertheless, the pieces in this collection span a considerable stretch of Glinka’s life. They range from the Variations on a Theme by Mozart, written when the composer was just eighteen and already demonstrating the skill with which he would repeatedly and creatively re‐work the musical motifs of others’ works; via the Viola Sonata, an unfinished and yet unintentionally rich contribution to the scant repertory of a beautiful instrument, later completed by violist Vadim Borisovsky; to the Serenade on Themes from Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, an intriguing and unusual arrangement for a selection of deep‐timbred instruments that nonetheless succeeds in bringing out the individual melodic voice of each one. This varied selection is performed by an accomplished and acclaimed ensemble, the Bolshoi Theatre Soloists, each of whom leads their specific section of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra. They are conducted by Alexander Lazarev, who has been their principal conductor for 25 years. The Bolshoi Theatre Soloists have toured throughout Europe and the USA.

“This collection of Mikhail Glinka's youthful chamber music is a lot of pleasant fun...If you want to try an hour of diverting early-romantic chamber music, you can do a lot worse.” MusicWeb International, 12th August 2013

Brilliant Classics - 94641

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Glinka: Piano Works

Glinka: Piano Works


Glinka:

Variations on the Romance Banetta sia la madre in E major

Nocturne in E flat major

Polka in D minor

Mazurka in G major

Prayer after Lermontov

Andalusian Dance "Las Mollares"

Variations on Glinka’s own theme

Variations on a theme from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

Galop Impromptu on the Barcarolle from Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore

Barcarolle

Tarantella

Mazurka in F major

Variations on the song The Nightingale by Alexandr Alabiev in E minor

Mazurka in C major


Valeri Kamyshov (piano)

Glinka was a remarkable pianist and brilliant improviser and appeared as a soloist, a member of ensembles, as an accompanist and was well known in Russia and overseas. He composed piano pieces throughout his life, all of which demonstrate extraordinary finesse and skillfulness, requiring performer’s skills to match.

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Stanchinsky & Glinka - Two Genius’s of Russian Piano Music

Stanchinsky & Glinka - Two Genius’s of Russian Piano Music


Glinka:

Variations on a theme from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

The Lark

Nocturne in F minor 'Separation'

Stanchinsky:

Piano Sonata in E flat minor

Etude in G minor

Three Preludes for Piano


Alexander Malkus (piano)

The music of these two composers spans a period in Russian history that saw a remarkable output of creative and artistic achievement. Michael Ginka died in 1857, Alexei Stanchinsky was born in 1888 and died in 1914 yet both composers share that distinctive Russian romanticism as composers.

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19th and 20th-Century Harp Music

19th and 20th-Century Harp Music


Bartók:

Romanian Dances

Britten:

A Ceremony Of Carols, Op. 28: Interlude

Debussy:

Two Arabesques for Solo Harp

Fauré:

Impromptu No. 6 in D flat major for harp, Op. 86

Glinka:

Variations on a theme from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

Hindemith:

Sonata for Harp

Roussel:

Impromptu for harp, Op. 21

Tournier:

Etude de Concert 'Au Matin'


Decca L'Oiseau Lyre - 4758727

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Transfigured Mozart

Transfigured Mozart

Mozart transcriptions


Alkan:

Andante du 8 Quatuor (after Mozart)

Friedman, I:

Romance from Eine kleine Nachtmusik (after Mozart)

Menuetto in D major from Mozart’s Divertimento for string quartet and two horns K334

Glinka:

Variations on a theme from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

Hummel, J:

Fantasina in C major on ‘Non più andrai', Op. 124

Raff:

Souvenirs de Musique de W A Mozart's Don Giovanni

Reger:

Variations and Fugue for Orchestra on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 132

(arr. for solo piano by Karl Salomon)

Thalberg:

Lacrimosa tiré du Requiem de Mozart


Petronel Malan (piano)

Hänssler Transfigured - HAEN98231

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Portrait of the Harp (Darlun O'r Delyn)

Portrait of the Harp (Darlun O'r Delyn)


Dussek, J L:

Harp Sonata in C minor

Eberl:

Theme, Variations and Rondo Pastorale (formerly attributed to Mozart)

Glinka:

Variations on a theme from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

Handel:

Saul: David's harp solo

Pastorale

Jones, E:

Y Bardd Yn Ei Awen (The Inspired Bard)

Parry, J II:

Sonata Rhif

Rosetti:

Sonata No. 2

Spohr:

Fantasy in C minor, Op. 35


Elinor Bennett (harp)

Sain - SCD9053

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Echoes of a Waterfall

Echoes of a Waterfall

Romantic harp music of the 19th century


Glinka:

Variations on a theme from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

Godefroid:

Bois solitaire - Romance sans paroles

Etude de Concert in E flat minor, Op. 193

Hasselmans:

La Source, Op. 44

Prelude Op. 52

Chanson de mai - Romance sans paroles Op. 40

Parish-Alvars:

Divertissement Op. 36

Spohr:

Variations on 'Je suis encore dans mon printemps', Op. 36

Thomas, John:

Echoes of a Waterfall - Caprice

Watching the Wheat (Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn)

Megan's Daughter (Merch Megan)


Helios - CDH55128

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Glinka - Complete Piano Music, Volume 3

Glinka - Complete Piano Music, Volume 3


Glinka:

Polonaise in E major

Grande Valse in G major

Six mazurkas

Cotillon in B flat major

Valse in E flat major 'Mélodique'

Andalusian Dance "Las Mollares"

Bolero

Tarantella

French Quadrille

Polka in D minor (piano 4 hands)

Contredanse "La couventine"

Contredanse in G major

Galopade for Piano in E flat major

Valse in B flat major 'La favorite'

A Farewell Waltz

Variations on a theme from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

(original version)

Variations on the terzetto from the opera "A Life for the Tsar"

The Lark


BIS - BISCD981

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Glinka - Complete Piano Music, Volume 1

Glinka - Complete Piano Music, Volume 1


Glinka:

Nocturne in E flat major

Three Fugues

Valse-Fantaisie in B minor for piano, G. vi193

Nocturne in F minor 'Separation'

Four Musical Essays

Two fragments from the opera Ruslan and Ludmila

Children's polka in B flat major

Variations on a theme from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

(second version)


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Harp Music From Six Centuries

Harp Music From Six Centuries


anon.:

Saltarello

Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn (Watching the wheat)

Bach, J S:

Largo (from Violin Sonata V)

Backofen:

Andante & Minuet

Bunting:

Bunting Collection

Carolan’s Concerto - Song of the chanter - Bagpipe Tune

Cabezón, A:

Rugier, glosado de Antonio

Dizi:

Romance in A-flat major (Etude No. 21)

Galilei, V:

Saltarello

Glinka:

Variations on a theme from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart

Godefroid:

Etude de Concert in E flat minor, Op. 193

Guridi Bidaola:

Viejo Zortzico

Handel:

Keyboard Suite, HWV 432 in G minor: Passacaille

Natra:

Sonatina for harp

Neusidler, H:

Der Zeuner Tanz

Tallis:

O ye tender babes of England

Tchaikovsky:

Lullaby, Op. 16 No. 1

Tournier:

En France - l'éternel rêveur - Etude de Concert 'Au Matin'

trad.:

Och nan och, ‘smi fo leireadh (Sad am I) - Clychau Aberdyfi (The Bells of Aberdovey)

Williams, Grace:

Hiraeth


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