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Russian Futurism Vol 4 - Gnesin / Krimets, Et Al


Release Date: 10/09/2007 
Label:  Arte Nova   Catalog #: 487221   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Mikhail Gnesin
Performer:  Stanislav KoriakinDmitri SurikovShulman BasiniaEdward Iatsoun,   ... 
Conductor:  Konstantin Krimetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Symphony OrchestraMoscow Soloists
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For a 1926 production of Gogol's "The Inspector General", Gnesin created the suite "The Jewish Band at the Ball in Nothingtown", a wonderful work replete with the tender lyricism, irony, and the grotesque.

Mikhail Gnesin, (Gnessin) (1887 - 1957) was a Russian composer, musicologist and teacher. Little known in the West, he studied composition with Rimsky-Korsakov and Liadov at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and was mentioned as an important influence in the memoirs of Igor Stravinsky. As professor at the important Gnesin Academy of Music, founded by his three sisters, he taught musicians as diverse as Khachaturian and Svetlanov.

Strongly drawn to Jewish music he also embraced Soviet
Read more themes and other ethnic influences from time to time, possibly as a way to avoid Stalinist repression. His earlier works have a late-romantic ecstatic lyricism, linked with the Russian symbolist movement. He later incorporated folk and Jewish themes in a rhythmically innovative approach somewhat reminiscent of Janacek, Kodaly and Bartok. At the request of the noted Moscow theater director Vsevolod Meyerhold for a 1926 production of Gogol's "The Inspector General", Gnesin created the suite "The Jewish Band at the Ball in Nothingtown", a wonderful work replete with the tender lyricism, irony, and the grotesque.
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Works on This Recording

1.
After Shelley, Op. 4 by Mikhail Gnesin
Conductor:  Konstantin Krimetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908 
2.
Requiem for String Quartet and Piano, Op. 11 by Mikhail Gnesin
Performer:  Stanislav Koriakin (Viola), Dmitri Surikov (Cello), Shulman Basinia (Piano),
Edward Iatsoun (Violin), Anna Zlozcovskaya (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914 
3.
Trio for Piano and Strings, Op. 63 by Mikhail Gnesin
Performer:  Edward Iatsoun (Violin), Shulman Basinia (Piano), Dmitri Surikov (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943 
4.
Songs of a knight errant, Op. 28 by Mikhail Gnesin
Performer:  Stanislav Koriakin (Viola), Anna Zlozcovskaya (Violin), Dmitri Surikov (Cello),
Svetlana Paramonova (Harp), Edward Iatsoun (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USSR 
5.
Adygeya, Op. 48 by Mikhail Gnesin
Performer:  Edward Iatsoun (Violin), Stanislav Koriakin (Viola), Dmitri Surikov (Cello),
Nikita Glagolev (French Horn), Morogovsky Alexandre (Clarinet), Shulman Basinia (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USSR 
6.
The Jewish Orchestra at the Ball in Nothingtown, Op. 41 by Mikhail Gnesin
Conductor:  Konstantin Krimetz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USSR 
Notes: Movements: Quadrille, Polka, Romance, Valse, Gavotte, Petit pieds, Gallop 

Featured Sound Samples

The Jewish Orchestra at the Ball in Nothingtown: I. Quadrille
The Jewish Orchestra at the Ball in Nothingtown: VI. Petits pieds

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