A somewhat well-known mid-century Soviet composer, Vadim Salmanov (1912-1978) was born in St. Petersburg and studied under Theodor Akimenko (theory) and Mikhail Gnesin (composition). He headed the composition department at Leningrad Conservatory from 1947-1951 and held various teaching posts throughout his life. According to Onno van Rijen, 'his early works are marked by a broad Russian melodism, with the harmonic structure following the models of Prokofiev and Shostakovich. After 1960 he adopted more advanced techniques, including polyphony.' His major works include four symphonies, six string quartets, two piano trios, a piano quartet, a sonata for piano and string orchestra, and numerous other orchestral, vocal, and stage works.
His symphonies, string quartets, and oratorio 'The Twelve (A. Blok)', are available on CD.
Vadim Nikolayevich SALMANOV
Romances, for voice and piano, [Vol. 1] (pub. 1984)
- Romances (3) on poems by A. Blok (1939); 1. We met with you, 2. Ring-suffering, 3. The street
- Romances (2) (1940); 1. Grape Harvest (P. Verlaine, trans. by F. Sologub), 2. Beggars (E. Verhaeren, trans. by B. Tomashevsky)
- Romances (4) on poems by A. Blok (1946); 1. Slowly in the door of the church, 2. Slow death, 3. Song of Ophelia, 4. Nighttime snowstorm
- Lucid Moments, lyrical cycle on words by A. Fet (1946); 1. The sun will just hide, 2. I do not know..., 3. Follow your steps, 4. A plea, 5. I wasted my soul in vain, 6. Everything, as it happened..., 7. Sleep, my child
- The Knight, cycle on words by P. Katenin (1957); 1. Invasion, 2. Defeat, 3. After the fight, 4. Scramble, 5. The Knight
- Romances (2) on words by S. Davydov (1959); 1. Spozaranok, 2. Autumn
- The Balcony (1961) (Garcia-Lorca, trans. by I. Tynyanov)
Romances, for voice and piano, Vol. 2 (pub. 1987)
- Russian Songs (folk lyrics) (3) (1970); 1. Full of you, white snowballs, 2. Grandmother had a goat..., 3. My sad heart...
- Romances (7) on poems by F. Tyutchev (1970); 1. Evening, 2. On the way back, 3. Vision, 4. Silence!, 5. Sleeplessness, 6. The Tomb of Napoleon, 7. The last hour
- Romances (5) on words by Shelley (1975); 1. Changeability (trans. by K. Balmont), 2. Philosophy of love (trans. by B. Tomashevsky), 3. Wanderers of the world (trans. by K. Balmont), 4. Time (trans. by K. Chemena), 5. Pan's Anthem (trans. by V. Levik)
- In Moments of Music, vocal cycle on poems by N. Rubtsov (1977); 1. Leaves flew away, 2. Where to fly, 3. Simple song, 4. Autumn leaves, 5. In moments of music, 6. Old man
- My Rus, vocal cycle on poems by N. Rubtsov (1977); 1. In the evenings, 2. Birch, 3. Road elegy, 4. The cranes are flying, 5. Morning at sea
The Twelve, oratorio-poem after A. Blok's poem (1957) (vocal score)
https://www.mediafire.com/file/ewavjyie ... ore%29.pdf
(nms, large file size)