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Glinka: Septet, Trio Pathetique, Serenade & 3 Russian Songs / Consortium Classicum


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777871  
Composer:  Mikhail Glinka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mikhail Glinka, the founder of Russian national opera composition and Russian symphonic music, is known internationally above all for his operas A Life for the Tsar and Ruslan and Lyudmila and his orchestral work Kamarinskaya. His chamber oeuvre is little known outside Russia and – apart from piano music and songs with piano – is limited to a few works. The complete edition of Glinka’s works edited in the Soviet Union contains a mere eight chamber compositions. The form of Glinka’s Septet is modeled above all on the symphonies of Viennese classicism; for its themes, however, he draws on the folk melodies with which he had been familiar since his childhood, thereby combining Western tradition with Russian melodic designs. His Trio Read more pathétique and the Serenata distinguished by great virtuosity and colorfulness are played without breaks between the four movements. The Three Russian Songs heard on the present recording form a group created by the composer Eduard Hermann during the 1880s. He employed songs with piano accompaniment by Glinka and arranged them for a piano trio. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Septet in E flat major by Mikhail Glinka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1823; Russia 
2.
Trio pathétique for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano in D minor by Mikhail Glinka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Russia 
3.
Russian Songs (3) by Mikhail Glinka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
4.
Serenata in E flat major on themes from Donizetti's "Anna Bolena" by Mikhail Glinka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Russia 

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