Russian & Soviet Composers - Part 3

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Re: Russian & Soviet Composers - Part 3

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Picking up from a thread in the Alfor archive based on this volume of Concert Pieces arranged by M.Sagradova
http://pianophilia.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=2529

Isokani translated the contents as concert transcriptions by M. Sagradova, meant for children (!! :o )
1. Shostakovich - Lyrical Waltz from 1st Ballet Suite
2. Khrennikov - Svetlana's Lullaby from the show 'A Long time Ago'
3. Pakhmutova - Tenderness
4. Concert paraphrase on themes from Milyutin's operettas Uneasy Happiness (1947) and Alarm Among the Girls (1944).

Yuri Sergeyevich MILYUTIN (1903-1968) was a composer known for his operettas and movie scores. Alexander Tsfasman arranged some themes from a Milyutin movie score, which have been uploaded elsewhere on PP.

I've set the last piece in Musescore: https://musescore.com/user/4151271/scores/6712783. Please advise any errors or layout mishaps: Musescore is not great at managing some score elements like multi-stave slurs when the layout is stretched.

I haven't been able to find anything about M.Sagradova (М. Саградовой) who appears to have been a prolific arranger.
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Bingo - yes, Sagradova has been a hard one to track down. All I know about her is below along with a list of her transcriptions. Have been after the Shaporin transcriptions for a while.

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Mariya Artem’evna Sagradova. Born 1911 : died ??? Trained at the Astrakhan Music College. Little else currently known. Wrote a number of noted transcriptions during the Soviet period.

Concert Paraphrase on themes from Milyutin’s operettas ‘Restless Happiness’ and ‘Troubled Girls’

Transcriptions (all solo piano):

Khachaturyan:

Dance of the Egyptian Girl from the ballet ‘Spartacus’ (Soviet Composer 1962)

Aegina’s Dance from the ballet ‘Spartacus’

Khrennikov:

Prelude (Lullaby of Svetlana) from the play ‘A Long Time Ago’ (Soviet Composer 1968)

Pakhmtova:

Tenderness (Soviet Composer 1968)

Shaporin:

Waltz from the opera ‘The Decembrists’ (Soviet Composer 1963)

Op 10 No. 4 Zaklinanie (Invocation) (Soviet Composer 1962)

Shostakovich:

Waltz-Joke from 1st Ballet Suite (Soviet Composer 1964)

Lyrical Waltz from 1st Ballet Suite (Soviet Composer 1968)

The Hunting scene from ‘Hamlet’ Suite (Muzyka)
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Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin

Russian composer. Born Moscow, 18 April, 1903: died Moscow, 10 June, 1968 . Milyutin studied with Vasilenko and Alexandrov at the Municipal Technical school. He was an actor in his youth but then started composing, principally for the theatre; he is recognised as one of the masters of Soviet operetta. His works, as well as being staged in Russia, have been performed all over Eastern Europe

Stage Works:
Operettas:

Zhizn' aktyora [The life of an actor], 1940;

Devichiy perepolokh [Girlish commotion], 1944;

Bespokoynoye schast'ye [Unsettled happiness], 1947;

Trembita, 1949;

Pervaya lyubov' [First love], 1950;

Lyubushka, 1952;

Potseluy Chanitï [Chanita's kiss], 1956;

Fonari-fonariki [Lamps - little lamps], 1958;

Tsirk zazhigayet ogni [The circus lights fires], 1961;

Anyutinï glazki [Anyutina's eyes], 1964;

Tikhaya semeyka [The quiet little family], 1968

From "The Guide to Light Opera and Operetta"".
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mballan wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:05 am Bingo - yes, Sagradova has been a hard one to track down. All I know about her is below along with a list of her transcriptions. Have been after the Shaporin transcriptions for a while.

Malcolm

Mariya Artem’evna Sagradova. Born 1911 : died ??? Trained at the Astrakhan Music College. Little else currently known. Wrote a number of noted transcriptions during the Soviet period
...
Pakhmtova:

Tenderness (Soviet Composer 1968)
Thank you for the full name! I shall watch out for the Shaporin.

The collection I linked also has two other Sagradova transcriptions of Pakhmutova (below) and the Shostakovich Romance from The Gadfly.

Song "My Beloved"
Melody
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Evsey Gdalyevich VEVRIK (Ukraine)
caostotale wrote: Sun May 12, 2013 2:41 am Scant bio at:
http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... 25035.html
June 21 (July 4) 1919 in Nikolaev. Composer. In 1949 he graduated from Leningrad. cons. by class f-p. Author of the mono-musical for children "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" (Leningrad, 1972), as well as adaptations of Indonesian folk songs.

I found a reference to him acting as "composer-accompanist" for USSR gymnasts at 1962 World Championships in Prague. Nine-time Olympic champion Latynina Larisa Semyonovna writes "I saw a score of 9.9 and quickly glanced at Yevsey Gdalyevich Vevrik, our composer-accompanist, who composed the music especially for my performance. He sat at the instrument, tired, hunched over, and smiled."
https://thebridgestudio.ru/en/skolko-ra ... zha-i.html

Year of death 1984, reported in the St Peterburg archives https://spbarchives.ru/infres/-/archive/cgali/R-711

His catalog of works indicates that he adapted many folk melodies for gymnastic floor exercises. It's possible that Anatoly Alexandrov was one of his teachers as his archive includes a dedicated photograph from A.
The composer is credited with arranging the first set of pieces, and composing the second:

Evsey Gdalyevich VEVRIK (Ukraine)
A Wreath of Folk Melodies (4), for piano; 1. Guacho Dance (Argentinian Melody), 2. Chardash (Hungarian Melody), 3. The Girl from Ipanema (Brazilian Melody), 4. Dance, Dance (Czech Melody), 5. Oh you, Dushechka (Russian Melody)

Fantasia, on a theme from Bizet's 'Carmen', for piano
Vevrik is also the editor of some of the collections of Russian popular melodies and works for children posted here. There is an implication that he arranged the works, but that isn't stated categorically.
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Thank you Bingo for the additional data on Vevrik..............I had very limited information on the composer, and the link to the St P archive was very illuminating and means I can add more data for my 'book'. And yes, by the look of things he transcribed quite a number of works for various sporting events.

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Jim Faston wrote: Tue May 08, 2018 10:09 pm Two new uploads of piano music by Genary Korganov on IMSLP - the Rhapsodie caucasienne and 'Bayati' (Fantaisie sur les thèmes Caucasiens).
I just noticed that his Etude in C minor (WoO) is also the Op.10 Miniatures No.6 Impromptu

The IMSLP upload of the Etude has no cover-page or other contextual information, other than fingering by G.W.Marston
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bingo wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:51 am
Jim Faston wrote: Tue May 08, 2018 10:09 pm Two new uploads of piano music by Genary Korganov on IMSLP - the Rhapsodie caucasienne and 'Bayati' (Fantaisie sur les thèmes Caucasiens).
I just noticed that his Etude in C minor (WoO) is also the Op.10 Miniatures No.6 Impromptu

The IMSLP upload of the Etude has no cover-page or other contextual information, other than fingering by G.W.Marston
bingo - this is my copy, although haven't compared to the IMSLP one, it does have a cover. And yes, it is the Op 10 No. 6 Impromptu republished as an etude.

By the way I tend to use the more common usage of his name as Karganov rather than Korganov (but you are right it should be written as Korganov).

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Karganov G - WoO Etude in C minor.pdf
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Thanks Malcolm. It seems the IMSLP version of the "Etude" is a cleaned up copy of your scan (recognisable from the pencil marks in the first measure), sans cover.

The cover lists additional "Karganoff" works as Nocturne (of which there are at least three), Mazurka (ditto) and Scherzino (likely the Op.10 #5)

For those who would like to 'hear' the full set of Korganov Op.10 Miniatures: https://musescore.com/user/4151271/scores/6735399

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Two very good albums of piano works by Mikhail Iordansky. Translation of pieces within each album below.

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Iordansky M - Piano Pieces for Children (Soviet Composer 1984).pdf
Iordansky M - Piano Pieces for Children
TWO PIECES ON WHITE KEYS
1. Persistent motive
2. Dance
TWO PIECES ON BLACK KEYS
1. Ancient melody
2. Cuckoo song
THREE EASY PIECES
1. Chorale
2. Minuet
3. Canon
FOUR CHILDREN'S PIECES
1. Etude.
2. Music box
3. Eastern melody
4. Waltz
TWO Jokes
1. (F-dur)
2. (F-dur)
THREE EASY PIECES. Op. 61
1. Dance in the character of a waltz.
2. Dance in the character of a mazurka
3. Meditation.
THEME AND PIECES-VARIATIONS
Theme.
1. Dawn
2. Shepherd boy
3. Waltz
4. Fairy tale.
5. Mazurka
THREE DIALOGUES
1. (g-moll)
2. (c-moll)
3. (G-dur)
TWO MUSICAL MOMENTS. Op. 86
1. (f-moll)
2. (B-dur)
THREE MAZURS
1. (e-moll). Op. 49 No. 1
2. (Fidur). Op. 49 No. 2
3. (G-dur). Op. 49 № 4
THREE SKETCHES. Op. 82 a
1. (c-minor)
2. (a-minor)
3. (C-major)
FIVE PIECES. Op. 82 6
1. Prelude (C-dur).
2. Waltz
3. Prelude (D major).
4. Fantastic dance.
5. Prelude (F-
major ) FOREST SKETCHES. Op. 90
1. (C-major)
2. (G-major).
3. (d-moll)
4. (a-moll)
5. (b-moll)
6. (G-dur)

Iordansky M - Selection of Piano Pieces (1978).pdf
Iordansky M – Selection of Piano Pieces
TWELVE CHILDREN'S PIECES. Op. 75
1. Ay, doo-doo!
2. Joke
3. Musical box
4. Joke
5. Story
6. Ancient dance
7. Mazurka
8. Bee
9. Sad song
10. Melody
11. Elegy
12. Humoresque
SEVEN EASY PIECES. Op. 53
1. The pipe
2. Dance
3. Song
4. Waltz
5. Humoresque
6. Humoresque
7. Uzbek dance
TWO PIECES IN THE OLD STYLE
FIVE PIECES. Op. 80
1. Evening in the mountains
2. Impromptu
3. Impromptu
4. Autumn song
5. Scherzo
EIGHT PIECES. Op. 70
1. Birds have arrived
2. Night voices
3. Waltz
4. Song in the steppe
5. Clown
6. Impromptu
7. Prelude (canon)
8. Song (canon)
TWO PIECES ON SLOVAK THEMES
1. Ruddy apple
2. Rain
TWO PIECES IN THE CHARACTER OF FOLK
DANCES
1. Bulgarian dance
2. Ukrainian dance
THREE FAIRY TALES. Op. 68
1. (D minor)
2. (F major)
3. (D minor)
SIX PIECES-STUDIES. Op. 81a
1. (almost a waltz)
2. (march)
3. (dialogue).
4. (simple song)
5. (study)
6. (dance)
TWO PIECES. Op. 76
1. Prelude
2. Scherzo
THREE PIECES. Op. 46
1. Song
2. Intermezzo
3. Waltz
THREE PIECES. Op. 77
1. The road through the gorge (canon)
2. Quiet in the forest.
3. The breeze blew
WALTZ VARIATIONS. Op. 37.
SEVEN MAZUROK. Op. 39
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