Lyadov: Piano Music, Volume 1
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Anatoly Lyadov: Complete Piano Music, Volume One

Catalogue Number: TOCC0082
EAN: 5060113440822
Release Date: 15 April 2010
Duration: 64:38

Biryulki, Op. 2
Six Morceaux, Op. 3
Arabesques, Op. 4
Etude, Op. 5
Impromptu, Op. 6
Deux Intermezzi, Op. 7
Deux Intermezzi, Op. 8
Deux Morceaux, Op. 9
Trois Morceaux, Op. 10
Trois Morceaux, Op. 11

Olga Solovieva, piano

Anatoly Lyadov (1855–1914) is remembered these days chiefly for his Musical Snuffbox, once a favourite encore. Lyadov was indeed a miniaturist – but a far more productive one than his reputation for laziness suggests. His substantial output for piano – never previously recorded in its entirety – reveals a composer with an energetic keyboard manner reminiscent of Schumann, often coloured with a hint of Russian folk-music.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
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1-14 Biryulki, Op. 2 (1876)

Anatoly Lyadov, composer
Olga Solovieva, piano
11:54
1 1, Presto 0:51 play
2 2, Allegro 0:28 play
3 3, Allegretto 0:57 play
4 4, Allegro con fuoco 1:09 play
5 5, Vivace 0:46 play
6 6, Allegro 0:34 play
7 7, Moderato 0:50 play
8 8, Allegro moderato 0:56 play
9 9, Allegretto tranquillo 1:12 play
10 10, Allegro 0:52 play
11 11, Tempo di Valse 0:56 play
12 12, Prestissimo 0:39 play
13 13, Vivace 0:28 play
14 14, Presto 1:16 play
15-20 Six Morceaux, Op. 3 (1876-77)

Anatoly Lyadov, composer
Olga Solovieva, piano

(first complete recording)
11:36
15 No. 1: Prelude 1:19 play
16 No. 2: Gigue 2:08 play
17 No. 3: Fugue (Moderato) 2:24 play
18 No. 4: Mazurka (Allegro) 2:26 play
19 No. 5: Mazurka (Allegro energico) 2:05 play
20 No. 6: Mazurka (Allegro non troppo) 1:14 play
21-24 Arabesques, Op. 4 (1878)

Anatoly Lyadov, composer
Olga Solovieva, piano

(first complete recording)
10:21
21 No. 1 (Allegro con fuoco) 1:26 play
22 No. 2 (Allegretto) 3:46 play
23 No. 3 (Allegro grazioso) 1:59 play
24 No. 4 (Ad libitum - Vivace) 3:10 play
25 Etude, Op. 5 (1881)

Anatoly Lyadov, composer
Olga Solovieva, piano
2:55 play
26 Impromptu, Op. 6 (1881)

Anatoly Lyadov, composer
Olga Solovieva, piano

(first recording)
1:27 play
27-28 Deux Intermezzi, Op. 7 (1881)

Anatoly Lyadov, composer
Olga Solovieva, piano

(first complete recording)
4:45
27 No. 1 (Allegro vivace) 2:39 play
28 No. 2 (Allegro energico) 2:06 play
29-30 Deux Intermezzi, Op. 8 (1883)

Anatoly Lyadov, composer
Olga Solovieva, piano

(first recording)
4:51
29 No. 1 (Allegro con fuoco) 2:02 play
30 No. 2 (Allegretto) 2:49 play
31-32 Deux Morceaux, Op. 9 (1883)

Anatoly Lyadov, composer
Olga Solovieva, piano

(first complete recording)
3:56
31 No. 1: Valse 1:29 play
32 No. 2: Mazurka 2:27 play
33-35 Trois Morceaux, Op. 10 (1884)

Anatoly Lyadov, composer
Olga Solovieva, piano
5:33
33 No. 1: Prelude 1:31 play
34 No. 2: Mazurka in C major 1:47 play
35 No. 3: Mazurka in D major 2:15 play
36-38 Trois Morceaux, Op. 11 (1885)

Anatoly Lyadov, composer
Olga Solovieva, piano
7:20
36 No. 1: Prelude 2:47 play
37 No. 2: Mazurka (in Dorian Mode) 2:03 play
38 No. 3: Mazurka in F sharp minor 2:30 play

Artists

Anatoly Lyadov

Anatoly Lyadov, composer

Olga Solovieva

Olga Solovieva, piano

Reviews

...In short, these are charming, deft performances, coolly but not clinically recorded in 2005 and 2008. They are splendidly crafted, and differ quite a lot from others who have ventured into the repertoire. ...Solovieva brings tremendous vigour and strength to these performances, and she has made an excellent, vibrant start to her series.

Jonathan Woolf MusicWeb International April 2014

Olga Solovieva on Lyadov's music

My thanks to Pyotr Klimov for suggesting that I might consider recording the complete piano works of Lyadov. As I learned these pieces, I understood with what thoroughness, accuracy and attention to detail they were composed – Lyadov’s art is that of the jeweller. In the early works one can hear the influence of Schumann and Chopin, but even here the typical ‘Lyadovian’ traits are always audible. In my view Lyadov’s piano output is not only highly individual; it is of a quality that makes it both important for Russian music and of world significance.

Olga Solovieva TOCC0082 liner notes

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