Dmitri Kabalevsky

Biography

Born: December 30, 1904; Russia   Died: February 14, 1987; Russia  
The music of Russian composer and teacher Dmitri Kabalevsky was hailed by Communist authorities as the finest incarnation of their artistic vision. Born in St. Petersburg in 1904, he lived during a notoriously difficult time for composers in that country. In 1918, Kabalevsky moved with his family to Moscow, where he studied at the Scriabin Music School. At the age of 18, Kabalevsky began to compose, primarily for the piano. His early pieces were Read more studies for his young students, a practical facet of his compositional output which would remain with him throughout his career. He entered the Moscow Conservatory in 1925, studying piano with Goldenweiser and composition with Miaskovsky, the latter being particularly influential on Kabalevsky's developing musical outlook. By the end of the 1920s Kabalevsky was gaining notoriety as a composer; in 1928 the premiere of his First Piano Concerto launched him into the forefront of Soviet composers, while at the same time, the charming C major Sonatina for piano brought him international acclaim.
From his appointment to the composition faculty of the Moscow Conservatory in 1932 to his death in 1987, Kabalevsky produced a steady stream of works which sought to embody Soviet musical ideals through the use of diatonic tonality and accessible structural contours. He is perhaps best known for the overture to his opera Colas Breugnon (1936) which Arturo Toscanini conducted worldwide in the 1940s and 1950s. His suite The Comedians (1940), is another well-known work, especially the Galop, which has become a pops concert favorite, while the Piano Concerto No. 2 (1935) is likely his finest purely musical achievement. A series of concertos for young players (Violin 1948, Cello 1949, and the Third Piano Concerto of 1952) has greatly enriched the literature for student soloists. Kabalevsky's Requiem, Op. 72, completed in 1962, is a memorial to those who lost their lives during World War II. The text is based on a poem written by Robert Rozhdestvensky.
In addition to his compositional activities, Kabalevsky was a frequent contributor to pedagogical magazines and he held positions on various State educational bodies. Kabalevsky joined the Communist Party in 1940; by 1941 he received the Medal of Honour from the Soviet government for his musical prowess. During World War II, Kabalevsky wrote several inspirational songs and battle hymns. In 1942, his Great Homeland, and Avengers of the People were written to inspire heroism and patriotism. Kabalevsky's popular The Taras Family (1947) used music from the opera In the Fire. It became a success in spite of the 1948 party decree on music, probably because Kabalevsky's music had become more lyrical in nature. Kabalevsky was one of the few well-known Soviet composers who escaped the infamous 1948 condemnation of composers by the Central Committee of the Communist Party. (The scapegoats, including Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Khachaturian, and Miaskovsky were censured for indulging in "decadent formalism.")
Later in life, Kabalevsky became more involved in choral music. Kabalevsky continued to be a force in musical education. He was elected the head of the Commission of Musical Esthetic Education of Children in 1962, as well as being elected president of the Scientific Council of Educational Esthetics in the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of the U.S.S.R. in 1969. Kabalevsky also received the honorary degree of president of the International Society of Musical Education. Read less
Kabalevsky, Khachaturian: Cello Concertos / Lidström, Et Al
Release Date: 02/20/1996   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 719   Number of Discs: 1
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    Encores
    Label: Aparte   Catalog: 107 Release Date: 05/12/2015   Number of Discs: 1
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    Glazunov, Kabalevsky: Concertos;  Gliere / Oistrakh, Et Al
    Label: Vanguard Classics   Catalog: 1025 Release Date: 05/12/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reinhold Gliere,  Dmitri Kabalevsky,  Alexander Glazunov
    Performer:  David Oistrakh
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    Schumann, Kabalevsky, Falla, Granados, Haydn /Shafran, Et Al
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    Composer:  Manuel de Falla,  Gregor Piatigorsky,  Dmitri Kabalevsky,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Daniil Shafran,  Nina Musinian
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    Nadia Resienberg - 110th Anniversary Tribute
    Label: Roméo Records   Catalog: 7309 Release Date: 04/07/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Dmitri Kabalevsky,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Sergei Rachmaninov
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    Live Recital Recording / Stephen Beus
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    Prokofiev, Kabalevsky  / Leonard Elschenbroich
    Label: Onyx (Classical Label)   Catalog: 4122 Release Date: 11/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Dmitri Kabalevsky
    Performer:  Leonard Elschenbroich,  Alexei Grynyuk,  Petr Limonov
    Conductor:  Andrew Litton
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    Phase 4 Stereo - Stereo Concert Series
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    Kabalevsky - A Recital Of Concert Pieces / Kirsten Johnson
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 6283 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Kabalevsky
    Performer:  Kirsten Johnson
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    Kabalevsky: Piano Pieces For Children / Kirsten Johnson
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 6282 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Kabalevsky
    Performer:  Kirsten Johnson
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    Kabalevsky: Comedians Suite, Piano Concerto No 1 / Mnatsakanov
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1287 Release Date: 08/05/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Kabalevsky
    Performer:  Anatoly Sheludiakov
    Conductor:  Walter Mnatsakanov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Cinematographic Orchestra
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    Emil Gilels In Italy: Chopin, Schubert/Kabalevsky, Mozart
    Label: Archipel   Catalog: 547 Release Date: 07/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Dmitri Kabalevsky
    Performer:  Emil Gilels
    Conductor:  Franco Caracciolo
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    A Tribute To Erling Blondal Bengtsson, Vol. 3
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 740 Release Date: 05/20/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Kabalevsky,  Felix Mendelssohn,  André Jolivet
    Performer:  Erling Blondal Bengtsson,  Anker Blyme
    Conductor:  Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
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    RCA Living Stereo Collection Vol 2
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    RCA Living Stereo Collection Vol 1
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    Vladimir Horowitz Plays Great Sonatas
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    Dmitri Kabalevsky: Cello Concertos 1 & 2; Colas Breugnon Suite
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    Composer:  Dmitri Kabalevsky
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    Shostakovich, Kabalevsky: Cello Concertos / Ma, Ormandy
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    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Dmitri Kabalevsky
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    Classical Wellness: Musical Tonics For Mind, Body And Spirit
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 3464 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 3
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    Battle of Stalingrad / Pedersen, Royal Norwegian Air Force Band
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    Vladimir Horowitz Live at Carnegie Hall
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    A Century Of Russian Colours / Camille Thomas, Beatrice Berrut
    Label: Fuga Libera   Catalog: 712 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Dmitri Kabalevsky,  Lera Auerbach
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    Label: Urania   Catalog: 4206 Release Date: 07/16/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Dmitri Kabalevsky,  Moritz Moszkowski,  Sergei Prokofiev
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    Valentina Levko - Star Of The Bolshoi
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    Classical Caffeine
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Dmitri Kabalevsky


MOST POPULAR WORKS
The Comedians, Op. 26: Prologue
Comedians' Gallop
March
Waltz
Pantomime
Intermezzo
Little Lyrical Scene
Gavotte
Scherzo
Epilogue
WORKS
Overture
The People's Feast
The People's Calamity
The People's Insurrection
The Comedians, Op. 26: Prologue
Comedians' Gallop
March
Waltz
Pantomime
Intermezzo
Little Lyrical Scene
Gavotte
Scherzo
Epilogue
Concerto No. 1 in G minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 49: I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegretto
I. Molto sostenuto - Allegro molto energico -
II. Presto marcato -
III. Andante con moto
I. Moderato quasi andantino
II. Moderato - Allegro assai
III. Vivace marcato
I. Allegro moderato - L'istesso tempo - Piu mosso - Adagio molto sostenuto - Cadenza - Tempo I
II. Andantino semplice - Andantino con moto - Meno mosso - Tempo I
III. Allegro molto - L'istesso tempo - Poco meno mosso - Doppio meno mosso - Tempo I [Doppio piu mosso] - Poco piu mosso
I. Allegro molto - Poco piu mosso - Cadenza - Tempo I - Poco piu mosso
II. Andante con moto - Pochissimo piu mosso - Ancora pochissimo piu mosso - Tempo I
III. Presto - [ - ] - Tempo I [Prestissimo]
I. Allegro molto e energico - Meno mosso: Improvisato - Tempo I
II. Molto sostenuto: Improvisato - Molto espressivo - Molto sostenuto
III. Vivo - Piu mosso: Con brio
1. Allegro molto e con brio
2. Andantino cantabile
3. Vivace giocoso
No. 1. Andantino
No. 2. Scherzando
No. 3. Vivace
No. 4. Andantino
No. 5. Andante sostenuto
No. 6. Allegro molto
No. 7. Moderato e tranquillo
No. 8. Andante non troppo - Semplice e cantando
No. 9. Allegretto scherzando
No. 10. Non troppo allegro, ma agitato - Recitando, rubato
No. 11. Vivace scherzando
No. 12. Adagio
No. 13. Allegro non troppo
No. 14. Prestissimo possibile
No. 15. Allegro marcato
No. 16. Allegro tenebroso
No. 17. Andantino tranquillo
No. 18. Largamente con gravita
No. 19. Allegretto
No. 20. Andantino semplice
No. 21. Festivamente (non troppo allegro)
No. 22. Scherzando. Non troppo allegro
No. 23. Andante sostenuto
No. 24. Allegro feroce
No. 1. Semplice
No. 2. Vivo e leggiero
No. 3. Moderato quasi andante
No. 4. Allegro molto
Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in G major, "A Summer Morning On The Lawn"
Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C major, "Becoming A Young Pioneer"
Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in E minor, "An Evening Song Beyond The River"
Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in A major, "At The Young Pioneer Summer Camp"
Prelude and Fugue No. 5 in C minor, "The Story Of A Hero"
Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in F major, "A Feast Of Labour"
I. Introduction
II. Morning in Verona
III. Preparation for the Ball
IV. Procession of the Guests
V. Quick Dance
VI. Lyrical Dance
VII. In the Cell of Friar Laurence
VIII. Tarantella
IX.
X. Death and Reconciliation
I. Andante molto sostenuto
II. Allegretto con moto
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro non troppo ma con fuoco
II. Andantino semplice
III. Vivo - Allegro molto
I. Allegro moderato - Festivamente
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Presto assai
Sonata No. 3, Op. 46: I. Allegro con moto
II. Andante cantabile
III. Allegro giocoso
I. Allegro assai e lusingando
II. Andantino
III. Presto
I. Allegro non troppo - Risoluto
II. Sostenuto
III. Vivace
I. Andante molto sostenuto - Poco a poco animando - Piu mosso, agitato - Andante - Poco piu mosso - Allegro agitato - Poco a poco meno mosso - Adagio, con gran espressione - Lento assai
II. Allegro molto agitato e con spirito - Meno mosso - Andantino semplice - Tempo I - Coda: Gajo
I. Allegro quasi presto
II. Andante non troppo
III. Prestissimo scherzando
I. Allegro impetuoso - Molto meno mosso - Piu mosso - Molto agitato - Sostenuto, marziale
II. Andante marciale, lugubre - Tempo di marcia funebre e trionfale
I. Lento - Allegro molto e con fuoco - Doppio meno mosso - Poco piu mosso - Con fuoco - Piu mosso, agitato ed energico - Molto meno mosso - Strepitoso -
II. Largo
III. Allegretto capriccioso e con moto - Piu mosso - Presto assai
IV. Sostenuto assai - Allegro molto e energico - Presto