Russian & Soviet Composers - Part 3

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Re: Russian & Soviet Composers - Part 3

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Il’ya Aleksandrovich Sats. Born 1875, Chernobyl: died 1912, Moscow. Attended the Moscow Conservatoire from 1897-199, where he studied cello, and composition with Taneyev. Owing to political repressions, he left Moscow to teach in Irkutsk (1900-03). He later returned to Moscow to study conducting at the Music-Dramatic School of the Moscow Philharmonic Society.
In 1905 he became music director of the Moscow Arts Theatre, for which he wrote incidental music to a number of plays including Andreyev’s ‘A Man’s Life’ and Maeterlinck’s ‘Blue Bird”. He also composed works in an avant-garde style. His daughter was the inspiration behind Prokofiev’s musical tale ‘Peter & the Wolf’.

Sats wrote very littlefor the piano – most are arrangements of pieces from the incidental music he wrote to plays. I have posted one of these – the Waltz from Yushkevich’s “Miserere”.
Sats I - Waltz from 'Miserere'.pdf
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PS. Sats died suddenly aged just 37 years, whilst writing the music for his oratorio "Death" !!
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Hi dear members.

were S. Feinberg's Tale and Procession for piano ,Piano Concerto No. 3, Rhapsody on Karbardino-Balkarian Themes, and Songs of the West(folksong arrangements) published by muzgiz?

If one of them exists, please upload here!

thank you.
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Dear Friends,

I've recently acquired a series of works by 19th century Russian composer A. Balabanov. A quick search through Wikipedia gave no information on the composer. This is rare material dating from the 1870s - 1880s, and while in a light salon vein these pieces certainly haven't been heard for more than a century.

I am extremely indebted to our wonderful Russian Mentor, Malcolm, for kindly translating all the title and composer name information on these pieces!!

Thanks, Malc! :D :D

Enjoy all!

Frank
Balabanov A - _Will-o_-the- wisp_ Waltz.pdf
Balabanov A - Bulgarian Mazurka.pdf
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...continuing on Balabanov....

Balabanov A - 'Merry Bezkonechno' Polka.pdf
Balabanov A - Op 68 _The Tomboy_ Polka.pdf
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Balabanov A - Op 82 _Novelty_ Polka-Mazurka.pdf
Balabanov A - Op 80 'Our knowing' Quadrille.pdf
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Balabanov A - 'The Dove' Waltz.pdf
Balabanov A - Op 84 _Russian Wedding_ Quadrille.pdf
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Balabanov A - 'Vostrushka' Polka.pdf
Balabanov A - 'The West Wind' Polka.pdf
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Hello everyone,

I've seen that in some site the Op.43 of F. Blumenfeld is signed like "piano solo" work.
For example:
-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... Blumenfeld
-http://www.klassika.info/Komponisten/Bl ... ttung.html

In the Malcolm encyclopedia isn't present, then should be not a piano solo work; IMSLP is prudent, write only "Dwie pieśni (after Mickiewicz)"

I wanna be sure that Op.43 is a song, but the score to ensure this is extremely rare......

Anybody can say that Op.43 is surely a song? Is a mistake what is written on Wiki etc.?


Thanks for the help.
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Duirton wrote:Hello everyone,

I've seen that in some site the Op.43 of F. Blumenfeld is signed like "piano solo" work.
For example:
-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... Blumenfeld
-http://www.klassika.info/Komponisten/Bl ... ttung.html

In the Malcolm encyclopedia isn't present, then should be not a piano solo work; IMSLP is prudent, write only "Dwie pieśni (after Mickiewicz)"

I wanna be sure that Op.43 is a song, but the score to ensure this is extremely rare......

Anybody can say that Op.43 is surely a song? Is a mistake what is written on Wiki etc.?

Thanks for the help.
Duirton

I can confirm that Op 43 by Blumenfeld is definitely Two Songs [words by Adam Mickiewicz] for voice and piano [words in Polish and Russian]. Published by Belaieff in 1912. I can only suggest that either the two sites you have mentioned have made an error [which I think is more likely], or that someone else has made a piano transcription of one or both of these songs [although I have never come any record of these transcriptions if they do exist, and definitely not by Blumenfeld].

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Hi Folks,

Here are two works by Sigismond M. Blumenfeld, (vital dates 1852-1920, courtesy of Malcolm's Russian Encyclopaedia). I could find no biographical details on the composer, although undoubtedly a relative of Felix Blumenfeld. These are excellent mazurkas and rare Belaieff publications. Enjoy!

Frank
Blumenfeld, Sigismond - 02 - Quasi Mazurka sur le nom Be-La-Ef.pdf
Blumenfeld, Sigismond - 06 - Deux Mazurkas.pdf
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