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Russian concertos. Katerina Zaitseva, Nikita Fitenko, Alexander Tutunov.

Russian concertos. Katerina Zaitseva, Nikita Fitenko, Alexander Tutunov.
ID: CR104
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano

1 - Katerina Zaitseva
2 - 4 Nikita Fitenko
5 - 6 Alexander Tutunov

Internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Nikita Fitenko has performed recitals and with orchestras in the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, and South and North America. He has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as St. Petersburg Capella Symphony, Russian Chamber Philharmonic of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg State Conservatory Orchestra, Slovak National Philharmonic, Lewisville Symphony, Rapides Symphony, State Hermitage Orchestra, and Northwestern Symphony Orchestra among others.
Native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Nikita Fitenko graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory with a citation for excellence given to only five other graduates in the last fifty years. After receiving the Anton Rubinstein Memorial Award he came to study to the US pursuing his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of North Texas. Nikita Fitenko is a prizewinner of several competitions including Belarusian International Piano Competition (Minsk, Belarus), Beethoven Piano Competition (Memphis, TN), and the Houston Symphony National Young Artist Competition (Houston, TX) among others. In 1999 and 2000, his three CDs of complete piano music by the Russian composers Georgy Sviridov and Sergey Slonimsky were released on the Altarus label. Currently, Dr. Fitenko holds a position of Associate Professor and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Since 2002, Nikita Fitenko has been the artistic director of the Louisiana Piano Series International. He is also the founder and artistic director of the Louisiana International Piano Competition.
Alexander Tutunov was born in Vitebsk, Belarus. At the age six, he entered the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory, being one of three chosen from 200 applicants. He graduated cum laude. Dr. Tutunov also holds diplomas with honors in concert performance from the Minsk Musical College, the University of North Texas, and the Belarusian National Academy of Music. On the concert stage, Alexander Tutunov was the first prize winner in several national and international piano competitions. In addition to radio and television appearances, he has performed extensively as a recitalist and orchestral soloist in the former Soviet Union, Europe, China, Mexico, and throughout the United States. Among his recent recordings is the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by Peter Sacco with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. He is presently under contract with Altarus Records to record the complete solo piano works of Lev Abeliovich. He also has recorded on the AUR, Bravissimo, and Albany Records labels. While maintaining an active performing schedule, Dr. Tutunov is currently Professor of Piano and Artist in Residence at Southern Oregon University, Artist in Residence at the University of Alaska Southeast as well as Co-founder and the Associate Director of the Chinese-American International Piano Institute in Chengdu, Sichuan. He is also in demand as an adjudicator for national and international piano competitions.
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P. I. Tchaikovsky - M. Fedotov and G. Petzova live from Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire

P. I. Tchaikovsky - M. Fedotov and G. Petzova live from Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire
ID: CR077
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Violin

7 - 10 Transcription by Aida Isakova
On this CD, three pieces from the cycle "Reminiscences of the Dear Place" op. 42 by Peter Tchaikovsky are represented ("Meditation", "Scherzo", and "Melody"), as well as "Melancholy Serenade" op. 26 for violin and orchestra transcribed by the author for violin and piano and "Waltz-Scherzo" (transcribed by V.Besekirsky) that were performed in the concert as a whole cycle. The transcriptions of the famous works by Tchaikovsky - ouverture “Romeo and Juliet” and fragments from the ballet "The Nutcracker" were made by the composer, professor Aida Isakova in 1997. In these pieces, the classical traditions of transcription are developed but they also have some specific features; the pieces are written for an ensemble of two instruments and for concrete soloists; the music of the transcriptions is a full, instrumentally elaborate version of the authors' scores. Maxim Fedotov and Galina Petrova confess that, while performing these pieces, they don't pursue the aim of competing with the orchestra; the goal is to express their attitude to the great compositions by the means of their own beloved instruments.
Maxim Fedotov is a Russian violinist, "Russian Paganini", "brilliant artist and perfect master" ("Frankfurter Rundschau"). Laureate and winner of major International Violin Competitions: in Tokyo, International Tchaikovsky Competition, Paganini International Violin Competition. Peoples' Artist of Russia, Laureate of the Moscow Government Prize, Professor of the Moscow Conservatory, Head of Violin and Viola Chair of the Russian Music Academy. President of the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars. Gives guest appearances in the most prestigious concert halls worldwide. Performed more than 50 recitals and symphonic concerts at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory during the last 10 years. Plays with all major Russian orchestras, with a number of European and Japanese orchestras. Performs with world famous conductors. The important part of his artistic life is occupied by performances and recordings in a duet with pianist Galina Petrova. Among his records there are also "24 Caprices" by Paganini ("DML-classics") and a series of CDs "All music for a violin and orchestra by Bruch" ("Naxos"). Maxim Fedotov is the fist violinist, who performed recital with two violins of Niccolo Paganini - Guarneri del Jesu and J.B.Vuillaume (St.Petersburg, 2003). Since 2003 he is the principal conductor of the Russian Symphony Orchestra. Conducts a number of companies, among which are "Musica Viva", Chamber Orchestra of Vatican, Zagreb Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, National Symphony Orchestra of Kazakhstan, National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan, Baden-Baden Philhar-monic and others. Galina Petrova is a brilliant pianist - ensemble player. Her mastership is distinguished for "superb piano mastery combined with wonderful music intellectuality and artistic charm" ("La Voce del Popolo"). Merited Artist of Russia, Laureate of the Moscow Government Prize (2003). Soloist of the Moscow State Philharmony. Performs in all prestigious concert halls of Russia. Toured in Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, Croatia, Australia, China, countries of the Baltic area and others. Was elected to join Petrovskaya Academy of Science and Arts (St.Petersburg) as its Corresponding Member. Hold master classes in Japan, Croatia, Australia. Participates in major festivals and culture events - "Moscow Stars", "Russian winter", "Talents of Russia", "Stars of the Planet", Russian culture festivals in different countries. Took part in the "Millenium Concert" at the Grand Hall of the UN General Assembly (New York, 2000). Has made recordings for CDs released by "DML-classics", "Naxos", "Gold Club", etc. Galina Petrova is the partner of violinist Maxim Fedotov in all his chamber performances. Their duet is considered to be the most harmonious ensemble of our times. Critics call them "Musicians with temperament of a tiger", "the best Moscow duet" ("The Independent Newspaper"), "brilliant Russian virtuosos" ("Nice Matin")
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H. Alexandersson - Symfoni Nr.2 / Overture in C Minor - Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, Paul Mägi

H. Alexandersson - Symfoni Nr.2 / Overture in C Minor - Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, Paul Mägi
ID: CDS1076-2
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Orchestra

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Occasion - Maria Fedotova, flute -(Piazzolla, Berlioz, Ibert, Zgraia)

Occasion - Maria Fedotova, flute -(Piazzolla, Berlioz, Ibert,  Zgraia)
ID: CR035
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

This recording has been made by musicians united almost by chance - thanks to the occasion. They do not form a permanent ensemble and they are all otherwise engaged in their own projects. The music that they have recorded together does not take a leading place in their repertoire, possibly because it is considered not really "serious" by "serious" musicians. Even for the composers whose works are featured these pieces are not essential. Sometimes even the most uncompromising artist gives up his ambition for a while for the sake of popular recognition and approval. But even when composing "accidental" music a true artist would express another, quite different side of his creative individuality following the high standards previously set for himself.
The occasion played its role not only in creation of the pieces featured here, but also in the lives of the composers.
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Yngve Sköld -Poem For Cello and Piano, Sonat For Cello and Piano, Op.27, Suite For Horn and Piano

Yngve Sköld -Poem For Cello and Piano, Sonat For Cello and Piano, Op.27, Suite For Horn and Piano
ID: CDA1665-2
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano and Cello

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Chamber music by Valeri Tarakanov - (dedicated to the 70th anniversary)

Chamber music by Valeri Tarakanov - (dedicated to the 70th anniversary)
ID: CR034
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Moscow Trio : Vladimir Ivanov, violin / Alexander Bonduriansky, piano / Mikhail Utkin, cello

Valery Tarakanov was born in 1934. Both his parents were scientists specializing in medicine; they were great music-lovers and it was a family tradition to play classical music at home. Valery Tarakanov graduated from school with a Gold medal. Later, he studied at the Moscow State University Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty (graduated with distinction in 1956). He followed the postgraduate course at the Mathematics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Since 1961, Valery Tarakanov works in the same Institute; at present, he is one of the leading scientists at the Institute, doctor of mathematics, the author of several monographs and more than 150 scientific works.
Mr. Tarakanov's musical talent led him to the Vladimir Stassov music School where he studied as a violinist and later to the Ippolitov-Ivanov Musical College. Later on, he improved his skills, taking lessons from many prominent piano and music theory professors. He was especially interested in composition and studied with famous composers Andrei Volkonsky, Eduard Khagagortyan and Edisson Denissov. His brother, Mikhail Tarakanov, an eminent musicologist, also had important impact on his creative life. Among those who played significant part in Valery Tarakanov's musical development was, surprisingly, his mathematics professor Igor Schafarevich, an outstanding scientist, member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. The composer himself thinks that he awes to academic Schafarevich his ability to feel the logic of musical form, construct and organize the music (an absolutely necessary part of composing, which does not affect the emotional side).

The name of Valery Tarakanov is well known in the musical world. His compositions - the opera "Antony and Cleopatra", Vespers, Liturgy, violin and cello concertos, vocal cycles, romances and works for choir - are performed in the important concert halls of Moscow and other Russian cities. Many popular radio stations - "Orpheus", "Radio of Russia" and others, include them in their programs. Among the performers - most eminent Russian musicians, orchestras, choirs: the choir of the Academy of the Choir art, "The Seasons" Chamber orchestra, the soloists of the famous "Moscow trio" - Alexander Bonduriansky, Vladimir Ivanov and Mikhail Utkin, Mikhail Tolpygo and many others. Since 1995 Valery Tarakanov is a member of the Composer's Union of Russia; he participates in its musical and social activities.
The music of this exceptionally talented composer, bright and sincere, expressive and highly intellectual, cannot leave the listener indifferent; his works have become widely known among those who love the musical art.

Let us be like the sun for voice, violin and piano, op.29 in four movements on the verses by Konstantin Balmont. The first piece, "The Dead Ships", is mournful and meditative. The dead ships symbolize the souls of the people who have passed away. All human deeds and hopes seem to be vain. The second movement, "Eternal Aspiration", in contrast with the first one, is inspired by the idea of creative activity and thirst for knowledge. The third ("Only where you are") and fourth ("Let us be like the sun") embody the love for God and aspiration for eternity. The violin is not just accompanying the soloist; the violin part is elaborate and quite original. The third movement, for instance, is a dialogue of tenor and violin; the piano does not participate.

Sonata for violin and cello in four movements, op. 27.
Sonata is a duo of the two string instruments, which contains four movements. The music depicts a panorama of the relationship of the two people, two loving partners, husband and wife. The first movement is a lyrical dialogue, full of tenderness and harmony, embodying love, unity of purpose. In the second movement, there is an agitated atmosphere of a heated argument, with some elements of obstinacy and even with something capricious in it, but without any estrangement. The music of the third movement - Menuet - is full of mild lyricism. The energetic music of the Finale sometimes reminds the "arguments" of the second movement. In the end, the theme of unity and love from the first movement appears. But in the last bars we hear another funny "hot discussion".

A Chest of Fairytales. Trio for piano, violin and cello ¹ 2 in four movements. Each movement has a program: it is based upon one of the famous children's fairytales. The first movement embodies the tale of the Little Red Riding Hood. The music depicts all the details of the story just as they happen. In the other movements, the music doesn't follow al the events, showing only some of the episodes. The second part, Thumbelina, depicts the birth of the little girl, her games and songs, boating in a plate full of water, and then the arrival of the King of Elves and his proposal, the elves greeting their queen. The third movement is dedicated to the story of the Sleeping Beauty. The music embodies the terror and embarrassment when the Princess pricks her finger, the spellbound kingdom that falls asleep and the magic forest that grows up around the castle, and in the end - the anticipation of the kingdom's future awakening. The fourth movement - "Little Muck - the royal footman". Little Muck is running unceasingly, desperately in his magic shoes, until he remembers the spell that can stop them. The music of these four pieces is based upon the rhythms of the four old dances: Passepied, Courante, Siciliana and Galop. The parts of all instruments are very elaborate.

The Seasons. Suite for cello and piano in four movements, op. 24. A traditional theme - human reaction to the periods of the year's circle that follow each other. Four pieces of the suite embody the four seasons.

The spring. The ebullient young forces of the Nature arise after the long winter's sleep, sweeping off all the obstacles in their way. The picture of spring is embodied in the energetic and impetuous music of this piece, full of contrasts of musical themes, with the bright virtuosity of the cello part.

The summer. A nocturne that depicts a poetic night scene. Now, when the nature is rich and abundant, in the deep of the night a love scene takes place. Passionate words of confession, declarations of love, tender whisper of the two lovers are heard.

The autumn. An intermezzo. The music of this movement is full of sadness and melancholy. These are the moments of extinction, the Nature's farewell: the Nature, in its beautiful attire, is about to fall asleep.

The winter. The continuos motion of this movement depicts a picture of a snow-fall, followed by a real snow and wind storm.
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Arnold Schoenberg Festival in Moscow Conservatoire

Arnold Schoenberg Festival in Moscow Conservatoire
ID: SMCCD0009
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Arnold Schoenberg Festival in Moscow Conservatoire
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Maxim Fedotov, Galina Petrova. Beethoven

Maxim Fedotov, Galina Petrova. Beethoven
ID: CR087
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Violin

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Vasily Shcherbakov. 3 centuries of piano

Vasily Shcherbakov. 3 centuries of piano
ID: CR091
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano

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Vivaldi, Tarakanov - String concertos performed by A. Trostiansky and M.Utkin

Vivaldi, Tarakanov - String concertos performed by A. Trostiansky and M.Utkin
ID: CR069
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Violin

Valery Tarakanov was born in 1934. He studied at the Moscow State University Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty (graduated with distinction in 1956). He followed the postgraduate course at the Mathematics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Since 1961, Valery Tarakanov works in the same Institute; at present, he is one of the leading scientists at the Institute, doctor of mathematics, the author of several monographs and more than 150 scientific works.
Mr. Tarakanov's musical talent led him to study music at the Ippolitov-Ivanov Musical College. Later on, he improved his skills, taking lessons from famous composers Andrei Volkonsky, Eduard Khagagortyan and Edisson Denissov.
The name of Valery Tarakanov is well known in the musical world. His compositions - the opera "Antony and Cleopatra", Vespers, Liturgy, violin and cello concertos, vocal cycles, romances and works for choir - are performed in the important concert halls of Moscow and other Russian cities. Many popular radio stations include them in their programs. Among the performers - most eminent Russian musicians, orchestras, choirs.
Since 1995 Valery Tarakanov is a member of the Composer's Union of Russia; he participates in its musical and social activities.
The music of this exceptionally talented composer, bright and sincere, expressive and highly intellectual, cannot leave the listener indifferent; his works have become widely known among those who love the musical art.

Mikhail Utkin was born 1952 in Vilnius (Lithuania). Since 1959 he studied at the Central Musical School at the Moscow State Conservatory in the class of professor Stefan Kalianov.
In 1970-75, studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Mstislav Rostropovich and later with Stefan Kalianov. Since 1975, followed the post-graduate course in the same class. Winner of the International Competition of the Prague Radio "Concertino-Praha" (1967). Prize-winner of the International String Quartet Competition in Liege (1972). Since 1974, Mr.Utkin has been a member of a well-known ensemble "Moscow Piano Trio". Together with his colleagues - violinist Vladimir Ivanov and pianist Alexander Bonduriansky - he won the First Prize in Budapest (1975) and Maurice Ravel Gold Medal at the international festival "Musical May" in Bordeaux (France, 1976).
Mr. Utkin's concert activity is extensive and diverse. He appears as a soloist and with orchestras; his interpretation of the 2nd Concerto by Shostakovich with Gewandhaus-Orchestra under Kurt Masur (1979) was highly appraised by the press. He plays with "Moscow Trio" and other musicians. Numerous concerts, radio recordings, performances at major European Festivals brought to Mikhail Utkin a standing reputation of top-class performer.
Mr. Utkin was always attracted by contemporary music, he was the first performer of many modern compositions. Later, his creative partnership with famous composers Alexander Tchai-kovsky and Karen Khatchaturian proved to be very fruitful.
In 1978, he was invited by the Moscow State Conservatory to lead a cello-class. He worked at the Conservatory for ten years. Even after he left the post due to his extensive concert tours, he continues to give master classes in Germany (Leon-berg, Schwaebisch Hall, Waiblingen, Kirchheim), Switzerland (St.Gallen), Finland (Kuopio), USA (Hammond, San Marcos, Baton Rouge).
Mr. Utkin's activities were highly appraised. Among other important awards, he received an honorary title of "People's artist of Russia" , the most prestigious title for artists in Russia.

Alexander Trostiansky was born in 1972 to a family of musicians. He began his musical education in Novosibirsk, where his teachers were B. Trostyansky, M. Liberman. Later, he continued his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory in the class of Professor Irina Bochkova. He is a prize-winner of the many international competitions including Premio Paganini (Genoa, Italy, 1990); Centre d'Arts (Orford, Canada, 1996, 1st prize); F.Schubert and 20th Century Music (Graz, Austria, 1997, 3rd prize); Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1998, 5th prize)
Mr. Trostiansky participated in "Moscow Autumn", "Musik im Michel", "December Evenings by S.Richter", "Oleg Kagan Musikfest" (Kreuth) and other festivals. He recorded with Melodia, Chandos, Dowani, Egan Records, Naxos labels, made recordings for Radio-1-Russia and Orpheus-Radio. He is the soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic Society. He performed in Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, U.S.A., France as well as all over Russia. He appeared in Great Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and St.Petersburg Phil-harmonic, Concerten Congresgebouw de Doe-len, Jurriaanse Zaal (Rotterdam, Holland), Linbury Studio Theatre, Covent Garden (London), Goe-theanum (Dornach, Switzerland), Kravis Perfor-ming Arts Center (West Palm Beach), Schoenberg Hall (Los Angeles), Herbst Theatre (San-Fran-cisco), Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall (New York).
Mr. Trostiansky was the member of "Romantic-Trio" at the Moscow Philharmonic Society in 1997-99. He also played with such musicians as Alexei Lubimov, Alexander Rudin, Natalia Gutman, Alexander Melnikov, Natalia Trull, Denis Shapovalov.
Since 1999 he serves as the professor of violin at the Moscow State Conservatory.
Since 2002 he also teaches at the Department of the Performing on Ancient Instruments at the Moscow Conservatory. Since 2005 he is the Guest-Professor at the Kirov Regional College of Arts. He also teaches master classes in the United Kingdom, France, South Korea, Kazakhstan and over Russia.

Vladislav Bulakhov graduated from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music as a violinist in 1984. In 1983, he joined the re-established New Moscow Chamber Orchestra headed by Igor Zhukov. Bulakhov's ten years of experience in this orchestra, added to the intensive study with his father, a professional conductor, formed the foundation for the creation of The Seasons Orchestra.
Mr. Bulakhov's artistic manner is characterized by convincing, precise and rhythmically clear gestures, a natural temperament and the ability to bring out each individual voice in the musical score. His intimate knowledge of string instruments enables him to achieve an extraordinary variety of orchestral tone colors with expressive articulation and a seemingly endless range of dynamic gradations. The conductor's careful consideration of the composer's score and his attention to details are displayed in unity with the confident perception of the architectonics of the musical work in the whole.
Vladislav Bulakhov, conductor of The Seasons Orchestra, is capable of interpreting works of various musical eras and styles with equal skill. He possesses the ability to learn new compositions quickly and proficiently, has a talent for management and the capacity to work hard, all of which promise an interesting and creative future for this musician.
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