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Glinka: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 / Fiolia


Release Date: 02/10/2017 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 741  
Composer:  Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Inga Fiolia
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Glinka can justifiably be described as the fertile acorn from which grew the mighty oak of 19th century Russian national music. The graceful “Variations on a Theme by Mozart,” based on material from “The Magic Flute,” is remodeled so skillfully that it has effectively become an original theme. Fashionable salon pieces include the “Variations on Benadetta sia la madre,” an Italian romance, and “Variations on a Theme from Cherubini’s Faniska,” an opera greatly admired by Glinka. In Milan he became famous for his ability to reproduce on the piano the nuances of the voices of the great singers of the day, giving rise to two entertaining sets of operatic variations on themes by Donizetti and Bellini. The “Variations on The Nightingale” represent Read more his return to the Russian style. A multiple prizewinner of international competitions and described in the international press as a “poet on the piano with remarkable maturity,” Georgian-born pianist Inga Fiolia has a bright future. Since giving her first performance with an orchestra at the age of seven, she has shown outstanding ability as a soloist, accompanist, and interpreter of a wide variety of styles, from Baroque to 21st century compositions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations on an original theme for Piano in F major by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Inga Fiolia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1824; Russia 
2.
Variations on a theme from Cherubini's "Faniska" for Piano in B flat major by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Inga Fiolia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1827; Russia 
3.
Variations on themes from "Chao-Kang" for Piano in D major by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Inga Fiolia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Russia 
4.
Variations brillanti on a theme from Donizetti's "Anna Bolena" by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Inga Fiolia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Milan, Italy 
5.
Variations (3) on a theme from Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte" in E flat major by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Inga Fiolia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Russia 
6.
Variations on "Benedetta sia la madre" for Piano in E major by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Inga Fiolia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Russia 
7.
Variations on a Russian folksong for Piano in A minor by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Inga Fiolia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Russia 
8.
Variations on a theme from "Montecchi e Capuletti" for Piano in C major by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Inga Fiolia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832 
9.
Variations on Alab'yev's "The nightingale" in E minor by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Inga Fiolia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1833; Russia 

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