Anton Arensky

Biography

Born: July 12, 1861; Novgorod, Russia   Died: February 25, 1906; Terioki, Russia  
Little known today, Anton Arensky was one of the brightest stars of the late nineteenth century Russian music scene. Arensky was born in 1861 to a pair of devoted amateur musicians under whose guidance he began his training. After private studies (piano and composition) with Zikke in St. Petersburg, Arensky entered that city's conservatory in 1879, taking lessons from Rimsky-Korsakov. He scored consistently high marks with conservatory faculty Read more during his three years as a student, eventually graduating with a gold medal; upon the completion of his studies in 1882 Arensky became one of the youngest professors ever hired by the Moscow Conservatory.

Arensky's years at Moscow were fruitful; between 1882 and his resignation from the Conservatory's faculty in 1895 he completed most of his larger works (including the early Piano Concerto of 1882 and both Symphonies: B minor 1883; A major 1889). In 1891 his first opera, Son na Volge (A Dream on the Volga) -- which he had worked on intermittently since his student days -- was successfully premiered in Moscow. His next operatic endeavor, however, fared rather worse than the first; Rafael was an immediate failure at its 1894 premiere.

Asked to replace Balakirev as director of the imperial chapel in St. Petersburg, Arensky returned to his home city in 1895; save for occasional national and international tours, he remained there for the rest of his life. By the mid-1890s Arensky's somewhat diminished stature as a composer was replaced by an increased public awareness of his gifts at the keyboard and on the podium. Having served as director of the Russian Choral Society (1888 to 1895) during his Moscow days, Arensky was no stranger to the baton, and in 1901 he resigned his position at the imperial chapel to pursue a fuller schedule of conducting and performing appearances. Death came prematurely in 1905 when Arensky, after decades of hard living and overindulgence, succumbed to tuberculosis.

Save for the well-known Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky for string orchestra, little of Arensky's substantial output has maintained a place on contemporary concert programs. He was essentially a miniaturist, and his finest music is to be found in the shorter works for solo piano and his melodious songs (which seem to have influenced Rachmaninov's conception of Russian song). Arensky's style, especially in such early works as the Piano Concerto and First Symphony, is too inconsistent to bear witness to a strong musical personality, and instead presents as a pastiche of stylistic traits borrowed from a variety of influences, such as Chopin and Tchaikovsky (though rarely Arensky's own teacher Rimsky-Korsakov). However, his influence as a teacher -- to such future luminaries as Rachmaninov and Scriabin -- has earned him a place of distinction in the history of Russian music. Read less
Arensky: Piano Concerto, Fantasia / Yablonsky, Scherbakov, Russian PO
Release Date: 04/28/2009   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8570526   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $12.99
CD: $9.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $12.99   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

Arensky: Piano Music / Adam Neiman
Release Date: 07/27/2010   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8572233   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $12.99
CD: $9.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $12.99   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

Rachmaninoff: Elegiac Trio; Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2
Release Date: 07/10/2015   Label: Nimbus  
Catalog: 5917   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $17.98
CD: $14.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $17.98   CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

Tchaikovsky, Arensky: Piano Trios / Ashkenazy, Stamper, Etc.
Release Date: 02/15/1994   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8550467   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $12.99
CD: $9.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $12.99   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

Arensky: Three Suites / Yablonsky, Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Release Date: 11/18/2003   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8553768   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $12.99
CD: $9.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $12.99   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

Browse 26-50 of 124 Available Recordings
1 2 3 4 5
  • 26.
    Tchaikovsky: The Seasons; Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1
    Label: Northern Flowers   Catalog: 9997 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Anton Arensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arensky Trio
    On sale! $19.98
    CD: $16.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $19.98   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 27.
    Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Trio In C; Arensky: Piano Trio No.1 / Kinsky Trio Prague
    Label: Praga   Catalog: 250285 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Anton Arensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kinsky Trio Prague
    On sale! $25.98
    SuperAudio CD: $21.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $25.98   SuperAudio CD:  $21.99 Add to Cart

  • 28.
    Arensky: Suites For Two Pianos / Natalia Lavrova, Vassily Primakov
    Label: Lp Classics   Catalog: 50162245 Release Date: 11/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Arensky
    Performer:  Natalia Lavrova,  Vassily Primakov
    Recommendation
    CD: $19.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 29.
    Russian Violin Concertos - Conus, Arensky, Weinberg / Ostrovsky
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572631 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Julius Conus,  Mieczyslaw Weinberg,  Anton Arensky
    Performer:  Sergey Ostrovsky
    Conductor:  Thomas Sanderling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $12.99
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $12.99   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 30.
    Ying Quartet Plays Anton Arensky
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 92143 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Arensky
    Performer:  Adam Neiman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ying String Quartet
    Recommendation
    CD: $17.99
    Low Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 31.
    Russian Romance / Rubtsov, Kvitko
    Label: Blue Griffin   Catalog: 233 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Alexander Griboyedov,  Alexander Glazunov,  Alexander Grechaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Sergei Kvitko,  Maxim Rubtsov
    On sale! $22.98
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 32.
    A. Arensky: Suite Nos. 1 And 3
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1000148 Release Date: 08/09/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Arensky
    CD: $14.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 33.
    Artistry Of Josef Gingold
    Label: Enharmonic Records   Catalog: 015 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Edouard Lalo,  Franz Schubert,  Anton Arensky,  Ernest Bloch  ... 
    Performer:  Josef Gingold,  Earl Wild,  Harvey Shapiro,  Carlton Cooley
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio State University Symphony Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $41.98
    CD: $35.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $41.98   CD:  $35.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 34.
    The Heifetz Collection Vol 6 - 1946-1947
    Label: Rca Victor Gold Seal   Catalog: 61737 Release Date: 04/21/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco,  Maurice Ravel,  Nikolai Medtner  ... 
    Performer:  Jascha Heifetz,  Emanuel Bay,  Stanley Chaloupka
    Conductor:  Franz Waxman,  William Steinberg,  Sir Malcolm Sargent
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra,  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
    On sale! $24.98
    ArkivCD $21.99
    Backorder
    On sale!   $24.98   ArkivCD:  $21.99 Add to Cart

  • 35.
    Liisa Pohjola, Piano
    Label: Alba   Catalog: 286 Release Date: 02/08/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Claude Debussy,  Robert Schumann,  Jean Sibelius  ... 
    Performer:  Liisa Pohjola,  Olli Pojhola,  Jeanne Loriod
    Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
    On sale! $69.98
    CD: $53.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $69.98   CD:  $53.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 36.
    Martin Cousin Plays Glazunov Liadov & Arensky
    Label: Somm   Catalog: 100 Release Date: 02/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Glazunov,  Anatole Liadov,  Anton Arensky
    Performer:  Martin Cousin
    Recommendation
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 37.
    Arensky: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2 / Rachmaninov Trio Moscow
    Label: Tudor Records   Catalog: 7152 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Arensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rachmaninov Trio Moscow
    Recommendation
    CD: $19.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 38.
    Slavic Opera Arias / Piotr Beczala
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 814101 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Borodin,  Feliks Nowowiejski,  Wladyslaw Zelenski,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ... 
    Performer:  Piotr Beczala
    Conductor:  Lukasz Borowicz
    CD: $22.49
    In Stock
    CD:  $22.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 39.
    Two Pianists - Brahms, Lutoslawski , Arensky, Copland
    Label: Twopianists (Label)   Catalog: 1039022 Release Date: 08/31/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Witold Lutoslawski,  Anton Arensky,  Aaron Copland
    Performer:  Luis Magalhaes,  Nina Schumann
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 40.
    Arensky: Piano Music / Adam Neiman
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572233 Release Date: 07/27/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Arensky
    Performer:  Adam Neiman
    Recommendation
    On sale! $12.99
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $12.99   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 41.
    Russian Piano Music, Vol. 5 - Anton Arensky / Anthony Goldstone
    Label: Divine Art   Catalog: 25085 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Arensky
    Performer:  Anthony Goldstone
    Recommendation
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 42.
    Ravishingly Russian / Simpson, Houston Chamber Choir
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1311 Release Date: 08/11/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Dargomizhsky,  Sergei Taneyev,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  César Cui  ... 
    Recommendation
    On sale! $13.98
    CD: $11.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $13.98   CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 43.
    Legendary Russian Pianists
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 9014 Release Date: 06/02/2009   Number of Discs: 25
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Dmitri Kabalevsky,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Rudolf Kerer,  Konstantin Igumnov,  Yakov Flier,  Vladimir Horowitz  ... 
    Conductor:  Alexander Gauk,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  David Oistrakh,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  USSR Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra,  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $98.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $98.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 44.
    Arensky, Rimsky-korsakov / Nash Ensemble
    Label: Crd Records   Catalog: 3409 Release Date: 05/01/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Anton Arensky
    Performer:  Antony Pay,  Judith Pearce,  John Pigneguy,  Brian Wightman  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
    CD: $14.99
    Low Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 45.
    Arensky: Piano Concerto, Fantasia / Yablonsky, Scherbakov, Russian PO
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570526 Release Date: 04/28/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Arensky
    Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov
    Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $12.99
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $12.99   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 46.
    Martha Argerich And Friends - Live From The Lugano Festival 2008
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 67051 Release Date: 04/07/2009   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Astor Piazzolla,  Antonín Dvorák,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Martha Argerich,  Eduardo Hubert,  Karin Lechner,  Lily Maisky  ... 
    Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
    Recommendation
    CD: $32.49
    In Stock
    CD:  $32.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 47.
    The Romantic Violin Concerto Vol 7 - Arensky, Taneyev / Gringolts, Volkov, Et Al
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67642 Release Date: 02/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev,  Anton Arensky
    Performer:  Ilya Gringolts
    Conductor:  Ilan Volkov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $21.98
    CD: $19.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $21.98   CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 48.
    Rachmaninov, Arensky, Shostakovich: Piano Trios / Trio Nota Bene
    Label: Claves   Catalog: 2720 Release Date: 11/11/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Anton Arensky,  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Xavier Pignat,  Julien Zufferey,  Lionel Monnet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Nota Bene
    On sale! $19.98
    CD: $16.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $19.98   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 49.
    Debut / Saint Michael Trio
    Label: Cd Baby   Catalog: 5637459846 Release Date: 10/30/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Arensky,  Felix Mendelssohn,  John T. Williams,  Astor Piazzolla  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saint Michael Trio
    CD: $16.99
    Back Order
    CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 50.
    Russian Songs - Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Glinka / Burchuladze, Ivanova
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 421417 Release Date: 10/15/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mikhail Glinka,  Anton Arensky,  Anton Rubinstein,  Alexander Borodin  ... 
    Performer:  Ludmilla Ivanova,  Paata Burchuladze,  David Smith
    Recommendation
    ArkivCD $16.99
    Backorder
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

1 2 3 4 5

Anton Arensky


MOST POPULAR WORKS
I. Romance
II. Valse
III. Polonaise
I. Le savant (The Scholar)
II. La coquette (The Coquette)
III. Polichinelle (The Buffoon)
IV. Le reveur (The Dreamer)
V. La danseuse (The Dancer)
I. Theme (Andante)
II. Variation I: Dialogue
III. Variation II: Valse
IV. Variation III: Marche triomphale
V. Variation IV: Menuet (XVIIIeme siecle)
VI. Variation V: Gavotte
VII. Variation VI: Scherzo
VIII. Variation VII: Marche funebre
IX. Variation VIII: Nocturne
X. Variation IX: Polonaise
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
III. Elegie: Adagio
IV. Finale: Allegro non troppo
Theme: Moderato
Variation 1: Un poco piu mosso
Variation 2: Allegro non troppo
Variation 3: Andantino tranquillo
Variation 4: Vivace
Variation 5: Andante
Variation 6: Allegro con spirito
Variation 7: Andante con moto
Coda: Moderato
WORKS
I. Allegro moderato
II. Vivace
III. Tempo di valse
IV. Andantino
V. Allegro molto
VI. Allegro risoluto
No. 1. Allegro molto
No. 2. Vivace
No. 3. Andante sostenuto
No. 4. Allegro
No. 5. Andantino
No. 6. Allegro moderato
I. Allegro Maestoso
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo-Finale: Allegro molto
Allegro -
Adagio non troppo - Allegro -
Tempo di valse -
Poco meno moss
Ouverture
No. 1: Scene et danse de coquetterie
No. 2: Entree de Cleopatre
No. 3: Danse d'Arsinoe et des esclaves
No. 4: Danse de Berenice et scene
No. 5: Scene d'empoisonnement
No. 6: Danse des Juives
No. 7: Danse des egyptiennes
No. 8: Charmeuse des serpents : Deuxieme danse d'Arsinoe
No. 9: Danse des Ghazies
Cadence de la harpe
No. 10: Pas de deux (Tempo di valse)
No. 11: Allegro moderato
No. 12: Entree solennelle d'Antoine
No. 13: Finale
Quatre Etudes Op.41 (1896): No.1 in E flat major
Quatre Etudes Op.41 (1896): No.2 in F sharp major
Quatre Etudes Op.41 (1896): No.4 in A minor
Quatre Etudes Op.41 (1896): No.3 in E Flat minor
No. 1. Prelude
No. 2. Scherzo
No. 3. Elegie
No. 4. Mazurka
No. 5. Romance
No. 6. Etude
I. Allegro moderato
II. Variations: Andante - Tempo di valse - Allegro molto - Tempo I
III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
IV. Finale (Fuga): Allegro moderato
I. Romance
II. Valse
III. Polonaise
I. Le savant (The Scholar)
II. La coquette (The Coquette)
III. Polichinelle (The Buffoon)
IV. Le reveur (The Dreamer)
V. La danseuse (The Dancer)
I. Theme (Andante)
II. Variation I: Dialogue
III. Variation II: Valse
IV. Variation III: Marche triomphale
V. Variation IV: Menuet (XVIIIeme siecle)
VI. Variation V: Gavotte
VII. Variation VI: Scherzo
VIII. Variation VII: Marche funebre
IX. Variation VIII: Nocturne
X. Variation IX: Polonaise
I. Prelude: Allegro maestoso
II. Romance: Andantino
III. Le reve (The Dream)
IV. Finale: Presto - Andante - Presto
I. Praeludium: Allegro moderato
II. Aria: Andante sostenuto
III. Scherzino: Allegro
IV. Gavotte: Andantino
V. Elegia: Andante
VI. Romance: Andantino
VII. Intermezzo: Allegro capriccioso
VIII. Alla polacca: Allegro moderato
I. Variations sur un theme russe
II. Air de danse
III. Scherzo
IV. Basso ostinato
V. Marche
I. Adagio - Allegro patetico
II. Andante pastorale con moto
III. Scherzo: Allegro con spirito
IV. Finale: Allegro giocoso
I. Allegro giocoso
II. Romance: Adagio ma non troppo
III. Intermezzo: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Allegro giocoso e poi fuga
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
III. Elegie: Adagio
IV. Finale: Allegro non troppo
I. Allegro moderato
II. Romance: Andante
III. Scherzo: Presto
IV. Tema con variazioni
Theme: Moderato
Variation 1: Un poco piu mosso
Variation 2: Allegro non troppo
Variation 3: Andantino tranquillo
Variation 4: Vivace
Variation 5: Andante
Variation 6: Allegro con spirito
Variation 7: Andante con moto
Coda: Moderato
No. 1. Serenade
No. 2. To the Dying Star
No. 3. The Hot Spring