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Sevastian,Alexander
Release Date: 09/13/2011 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 29929   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  G. ShenderjovVyatcheslav KorolyovSergei RachmaninovModest Mussorgsky,   ... 
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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The four?time first prize winner of international accordion competitions including the prestigious Coupe Mondiale in 2007 in Washington, Alexander Sevastian is one of the most active classical accordionists on the international stage. Since 2007, he has been passionately developing his solo career and it is great pleasure that he presents here, for the Analekta label, a recital which demonstrates the versatility of his instrument.

This album includes accordion versions of works by Piotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky (two of his Seasons and an excerpt from his famous Nutcracker), Modest Mussorgsky (taken from his mythical Pictures at an Exhibition) and Sergei Rachmaninoff (the haunting Vocalise). He also performs works dedicated to the
Read more instrument by Vyatcheslav Semionov, an icon of the accordion, whose compositions are regularly chosen among the imposed repertoire for the most prestigious contests; Vladislav Zolotaryov, who gave the accordion its reputation as a classical instrument; Vyatcheslav Korolyov, author of several fantasies based on Russian folkloric melodies; Georgy Shenderyov, champion of an authentic national style; and Ivan Panitsky, who wrote contagiously expressive pieces.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Russian Dance, for accordion by G. Shenderjov
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2.
Impromptu on the Russian Song "Oi ty Rozh", for accordion by Vyatcheslav Korolyov
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
Fantasia on the Russian Song "Oi moroz moroz", for accordion by Vyatcheslav Korolyov
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
4.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
5.
Duets (6) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 11: no 1 in G minor, Barcarolle by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
6.
Pictures at an exhibition: no 2, The Gnome by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
7.
Pictures at an exhibition: no 9, Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8.
Don Rhapsody for accordion No. 1 by Viatcheslav Semionov
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
9.
Fantasy on "Oi da, Snowball Tree", for accordion by Ivan Panitsky
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
10.
Chamber Suite, for accordion by Vladislav Zolotaryov
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Written: circa 1965 
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 17 Minutes 54 Secs. 
11.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 10, Octobre "Chant d'automne" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
12.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 11, Novembre "Troika" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
13.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 3, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Sevastian (Accordion)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 02/2011 
Venue:  Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praines Chur 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 

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