Anatole Liadov

Biography

Born: May 11, 1855; St. Petersburg, Russia   Died: August 28, 1914; Polinovka, Russia   Period: Romantic
Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov (the last name is often spelled "Liadov") was the son and grandson of noted conductors who led musical ensembles at the Mariinsky Theater and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, respectively. The young Lyadov showed exceptional talent and was admitted to the Conservatory. While admiring his native talent, his main teacher, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, was forced to expel him for unexplained absences. He was later permitted Read more to take the graduation exams, and passed them easily. He became a noted professor and ethnomusicologist (publishing over 120 folk songs). He married in 1884, a match that gave him considerable wealth and a large estate at Polinovka.
His music is beautiful, exceptionally skilled and imaginative, with an impressionistic mood (though not the Debussyian style that word usually denotes). He was said to be shy and diffident. Either because of exceptional lack of confidence or laziness he was incapable of completing more than a few large-scale works. He wrote some piano pieces and songs, a few choruses, and about a dozen small but evocative orchestral works, some of which were fragments from his unfinished opera Zoryushka. His inability to finish a commission from Diaghilev to write the score for a ballet, The Firebird, led, famously, to its being given to the young Igor Stravinsky and launching that composer to international fame. Read less
Liadov: Orchestral Works / Gunzenhauser, Slovak Po
Release Date: 11/20/2001   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8555242   Number of Discs: 1
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Stravinsky: Petrushka; Liadov: Baba-yaga, Enchanted Lake, Kikimora / Fischer
Release Date: 07/27/2010   Label: Signum U.k.  
Catalog: 195   Number of Discs: 1
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Anatole Liadov


MOST POPULAR WORKS
No. 1. Religious Chants: Moderato
No. 2. Christmas Carol Kolyada: Allegretto
No. 3. Plaintive Song: Andante
No. 4. Humorous Song I Danced with the Gnat: Allegretto
No. 5. Legend of the Birds: Allegretto
No. 6. Cradle Song: Moderato
No. 7. Round Dance: Allegro
No. 8. Village Dance Song: Vivo
WORKS
No. 1 in C sharp minor: Allegro con fuoco
No. 2 in A major: Allegretto
No. 3 in B flat major: Allegro grazioso
No. 4 in E major: Ad libitum - Vivace
No. 1. Presto
No. 2. Allegro
No. 3. Allegretto
No. 4. Allegro con fuoco
No. 5. Vivace
No. 6. Allegro
No. 7. Moderato
No. 8. Allegro moderato
No. 9. Allegretto tranquillo
No. 10. Allegro
No. 11. Tempo di valse
No. 12 Prestissimo
No. 13. Vivace
No. 14. Presto
No. 1 in D major: Allegro vivace
No. 2 in F major: Allegro energico
No. 1. Allegro con fuoco
No. 2. Allegretto
No. 1. Waltz in F sharp minor
No. 2. Mazurka in A flat major
No. 1. Prelude in D major
No. 2. Mazurka in C major
No. 3. Mazurka in D major
No. 1. Prelude in B minor
No. 2. Mazurka in the Dorian mode in A minor
No. 3. Mazurka in F sharp minor
No. 1. Prelude in D major
No. 2. Giga in F major
No. 3. Fugue in G minor
No. 4. Mazurka in G major
No. 5. Mazurka in B major
No. 6. Mazurka in C major
No. 1. Religious Chants: Moderato
No. 2. Christmas Carol Kolyada: Allegretto
No. 3. Plaintive Song: Andante
No. 4. Humorous Song I Danced with the Gnat: Allegretto
No. 5. Legend of the Birds: Allegretto
No. 6. Cradle Song: Moderato
No. 7. Round Dance: Allegro
No. 8. Village Dance Song: Vivo
Theme: Moderato
Variation 1: Allegretto
Variation 2: Scherzando
Variation 3: Andante
Variation 4: Allegretto
Variation 5: Veloce
Variation 6: Andante pastorale
Variation 7: Allegro con fuoco
Variation 8: Andantino
Variation 9: Soave
Variation 10: Moderato - Coda


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