The Unknown Composer

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I've just found this thread. great!

I'll move my last post to here:


I can't find anything about this "Karchmareff" guy...any help?

I have the name of one piano piece by him: "Fairy-Tale".

Thanks.
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Pianoman wrote: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:47 pm I've just found this thread. great!

I'll move my last post to here:


I can't find anything about this "Karchmareff" guy...any help?

I have the name of one piano piece by him: "Fairy-Tale".

Thanks.
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That is the European version of his name, its actually is Korchmaryov.

Klimenty Arkad’yevich Korchmaryov. Born 1899, Verkhnedneprovsk [now Dnepropetrovsk district]: died 1958, Moscow. Composer and pianist.

Graduated in 1919 from the Odesa Conservatoire after studies in composition and piano [he studied with Biber and Malishevsky].

From 1919 he lived periodically in Turkmenia, where he collected over 200 folksongs and composed the first Turkmenian national ballet ‘The Merry Deceiver’. From 1921-23 he taught at the Dnepropetrovsk Conservatoire and concertized through the area. From 1923 he lived in Moscow. His students include Yorish.

Piano works include:

Conte [Fairytale-Legend] (1916)

Trois Morceaux (1918 -19)
1. Chanson printaniere
2. Improvisation
3. Clarete

Prelude for the Left hand (1922)

Piano Concerto (1924)

‘Revolutionary Carnival’ Fantastic Variations based on the theme of the French song ‘Carmagnole’ (1924)

Velikaya skorb’ [Great Sorrow] (1926)

Evreiskiy prazdnik [Jewish Holidays] (1926)

‘The Life and the Conditions of the Peoples of the USSR’ Suite (1926)

Pieces from the opera ‘Ivan the Soldier’ (1925-27)
1. Coronation Procession of the Tsar
2. Scherzo
3. Procession of the Nobles

American [inspired by the ragtime of Joplin and Roll Morton] (1928)

‘From the exhibition of AKhRR (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia)’ - Two Pieces
1. Round and about in Neskuchnom’s Garden
2. Kuraishchik [Bashir herdsman]

Search Pianophilia on that spelling, but if not then I have: Prelude (LH), Trois Morceaux, Fariytale-Legend, Violin Sonata, Opera 'Ten Days that Shock the World'. Let me know if you want to see any of these ?

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mballan wrote: Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:40 am
Pianoman wrote: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:47 pm I've just found this thread. great!

I'll move my last post to here:


I can't find anything about this "Karchmareff" guy...any help?

I have the name of one piano piece by him: "Fairy-Tale".

Thanks.
Pianoman

That is the European version of his name, its actually is Korchmaryov.

Klimenty Arkad’yevich Korchmaryov. Born 1899, Verkhnedneprovsk [now Dnepropetrovsk district]: died 1958, Moscow. Composer and pianist.

Graduated in 1919 from the Odesa Conservatoire after studies in composition and piano [he studied with Biber and Malishevsky].

From 1919 he lived periodically in Turkmenia, where he collected over 200 folksongs and composed the first Turkmenian national ballet ‘The Merry Deceiver’. From 1921-23 he taught at the Dnepropetrovsk Conservatoire and concertized through the area. From 1923 he lived in Moscow. His students include Yorish.

Piano works include:

Conte [Fairytale-Legend] (1916)

Trois Morceaux (1918 -19)
1. Chanson printaniere
2. Improvisation
3. Clarete

Prelude for the Left hand (1922)

Piano Concerto (1924)

‘Revolutionary Carnival’ Fantastic Variations based on the theme of the French song ‘Carmagnole’ (1924)

Velikaya skorb’ [Great Sorrow] (1926)

Evreiskiy prazdnik [Jewish Holidays] (1926)

‘The Life and the Conditions of the Peoples of the USSR’ Suite (1926)

Pieces from the opera ‘Ivan the Soldier’ (1925-27)
1. Coronation Procession of the Tsar
2. Scherzo
3. Procession of the Nobles

American [inspired by the ragtime of Joplin and Roll Morton] (1928)

‘From the exhibition of AKhRR (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia)’ - Two Pieces
1. Round and about in Neskuchnom’s Garden
2. Kuraishchik [Bashir herdsman]

Search Pianophilia on that spelling, but if not then I have: Prelude (LH), Trois Morceaux, Fariytale-Legend, Violin Sonata, Opera 'Ten Days that Shock the World'. Let me know if you want to see any of these ?

Malcolm
Many thanks once again. With your precious help. I got what I wanted. He is on IMSLP, also...

Any tips on solving this kind of situations in the future? Or do I need a specific knowledge (of the russian language, for example) to get there?

Thanks!
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Pianoman - if you have any queries re. Russian composers / music, then suggest you contact me direct (you have my e-mail address), or can leave me a personal message on Pianophilia.

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mballan wrote: Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:41 am Pianoman - if you have any queries re. Russian composers / music, then suggest you contact me direct (you have my e-mail address), or can leave me a personal message on Pianophilia.

Malcolm
Thanks Malcolm!
I will do that (in this exact moment because I have another question)
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can anyone identify this march? I was thinking of the Strauss-es of course...but not quite?

it seems familiar enough that someone here might 'name that tune!'

Thank you (and have fun)!
Unknown March.mp3
UPDATE: March identified as Victor Herbert's 'Inauguration March' (Dedicated to President McKinley) (1897)
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musiclife217 wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:44 am can anyone identify this march? I was thinking of the Strauss-es of course...but not quite?

it seems familiar enough that someone here might 'name that tune!'

Thank you (and have fun)!

Unknown March.mp3
Could be the Inauguration March by Victor Herbert.
In Bach we trust.
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FW190 wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:37 pm
musiclife217 wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:44 am can anyone identify this march? I was thinking of the Strauss-es of course...but not quite?

it seems familiar enough that someone here might 'name that tune!'

Thank you (and have fun)!

Unknown March.mp3
Could be the Inauguration March by Victor Herbert.
Wow, that is it ! Performed at U. S. President McKinley's 1897 inauguration! Kudos!

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FW190 wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:37 pm
Could be the Inauguration March by Victor Herbert.
I know it may spoil the fun, but the free Shazam app that you can load on your phone identifies this just by playing the mp3 for a few seconds.
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Pianoman wrote: Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:40 am
Any tips on solving this kind of situations in the future? Or do I need a specific knowledge (of the russian language, for example) to get there?
Usually IMSLP lists alternate spellings and transliterations of composer names, but if that doesn't work, and you're in a hurry, you can run the name through Google Translate to get a Cyrillic version and then search with that. That may turn up Russian sheet music resources or Youtube performances labelled in Cyrillic text.

NB The Cyrillic version may not be the exact original version, but because of the way such translation programs work, you may still find what you're looking for.
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