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Matvey Nikolaevsky: Two Dances For Orchestra; Piano Music; Songs

Nikolaevsky / Zlobina / Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Release Date: 10/09/2015 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 324   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail MordvinovSvetlana [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal] Zlobina
Conductor:  Filipp Chizhevsky
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 22 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Roaring Twenties roared in Russia as well as in Europe and America, to an extent generally unsuspected in the west. This CD reveals for the first time the light music of a minor master of the day, Matvey Nikolaevsky (1882–1942), whose songs and dances were hits in the early years of the Soviet Union. His style evolved effortlessly from the salon music of the late nineteenth century to the foxtrots, Charlestons and tangos popular during the relatively liberal New Economic Policy introduced by Lenin in 1921 and which Soviet audiences continued to enjoy after the NEP was abolished by Stalin in 1928. The Roaring Twenties roared in Russia as well as in Europe and America, to an extent generally unsuspected in the west. This CD reveals for the first time the light music of a minor master of the day, Matvey Nikolaevsky (1882–1942), whose songs and dances were hits in the early years of the Soviet Union. His style evolved effortlessly from the salon music of the late nineteenth century to the foxtrots, Charlestons and tangos popular during the relatively liberal New Economic Policy introduced by Lenin in 1921 and which Soviet audiences continued to enjoy after the NEP was abolished by Stalin in 1928. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
I Dreamt of Evening Skies, for voice & piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano), Svetlana [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal] Zlobina ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1903 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
2.
To Admire You Forever, for voice & piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano), Svetlana [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal] Zlobina ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1903 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
3.
Csardas, for orchestra by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Conductor:  Filipp Chizhevsky
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 06/01/2015 
Venue:  Mosfilm Ton-Studio One 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Gypsy Dance, for orchestra by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Conductor:  Filipp Chizhevsky
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 06/01/2015 
Venue:  Mosfilm Ton-Studio One 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
5.
Ballet Marches (2), for piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1929 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 8 Minutes 22 Secs. 
6.
The Snuff-Box, A Musical Box for piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1925 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
7.
Tango Satanique, for piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1920 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
8.
Charlie-Fox, charleston for piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1927 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
9.
Jou-Ré: Boston Waltz, for piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1925 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
10.
Hey, Enough!, for voice & piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano), Svetlana [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal] Zlobina ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1927 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
11.
Old Sofron on the Bench, for voice & piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano), Svetlana [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal] Zlobina ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1920 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
12.
Wide Runs the Road through the Fields, for voice & piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Svetlana [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal] Zlobina (), Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1929 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
13.
A Bell Jingles under the Shaft Bow, Russian Song for voice & piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Svetlana [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal] Zlobina (), Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1922 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
14.
Nocturne for piano in C minor by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1917 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
15.
Fantasia on the Russian Folksong "Korobeiniki", for piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1917 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
16.
Oh Come, Have Mercy!, gypsy romance for voice & piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano), Svetlana [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal] Zlobina ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1903 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
17.
A Day on the Volga, musical picture for piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1927 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 10 Minutes 36 Secs. 
18.
Miss Evelyn, foxtrot (shimmy, two-step) for piano by Matvey Nikolaevsky
Performer:  Mikhail Mordvinov (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1926 
Venue:  Popov Academy of Choral Art 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 

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