Vasilenko: Music for Viola and Piano
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Sergei Vasilenko: Complete Music for Viola and Piano

Catalogue Number: TOCC0127
EAN: 5060113441270
Release Date: 5 September 2011
Duration: 67:33

Viola Sonata, Op. 46
Lullaby
Four Pieces on Old Lute Music, Op. 35
Sleeping River
Oriental Dance, Op. 47
Suite Zodiakus I.A.S.
Four Pieces

Elena Artamonova, viola
Nicholas Walker, piano

The Russian composer Sergei Vasilenko (1872–1956) was influenced by the nineteenth-century nationalist school, by his teacher Taneyev and by Scriabin, adding an interest in Symbolism and hints of early modernism. The discovery of the seven viola compositions on this CD – most of them unknown before now – not only expands the repertoire of the instrument; it also points to the courage of a composer who spent his life treading the tight-rope between his own musical interests and the demands of Soviet ‘socialist realism’.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 67:33
1-4 Viola Sonata, Op. 46 (1923)

Sergei Vasilenko, composer
Elena Artamonova, viola
Nicholas Walker, piano
18:52
1 I. Allegro moderato 8:37 play
2 II. Andante amorevole 3:21 play
3 III. Fughetta. Molto energico 2:32 play
4 IV. Tempo del commincio (Allegro moderato) 4:22 play
5 Lullaby (c. 1952)

Sergei Vasilenko, composer
Elena Artamonova, viola
Nicholas Walker, piano

(first recording)
4:01 play
6-9 Four Pieces on Old Lute Music, Op. 35 (1918)

Sergei Vasilenko, composer
Elena Artamonova, viola
Nicholas Walker, piano

(first recording)
14:54
6 No. 1, Pavane 3:59 play
7 No. 2, Madonna Tenerina 3:51 play
8 No. 3, Serenade for the Lady of my Heart 3:15 play
9 No. 4, Knights 3:49 play
10 Sleeping River (1951)

Sergei Vasilenko, composer
Elena Artamonova, viola
Nicholas Walker, piano

(first recording)
2:22 play
11 Oriental Dance, Op. 47 (1922)

Sergei Vasilenko, composer
Elena Artamonova, arranger, viola
Nicholas Walker, piano

(first recording)
5:35 play
12-16 Suite Zodiakus I.A.S. after Unknown Authors of the Eighteenth Century (c. 1914)

Sergei Vasilenko, composer
Elena Artamonova, viola
Nicholas Walker, piano

(first recording)
13:34
12 No. 1, Ouverture 3:24 play
13 No. 2, Passacaille 2:58 play
14 No. 3, Minuet 1:53 play
15 No. 4, Plainte 2:55 play
16 No. 5, Musette 2:24 play
17-20 Four Pieces (1953)

Sergei Vasilenko, composer
Elena Artamonova, viola
Nicholas Walker, piano

(first recording)
8:15
17 No. 1, Prelude 1:34 play
18 No. 2, Etude 1:18 play
19 No. 3, Legend 3:11 play
20 No. 4, Scherzo 2:12 play

Artists

Sergei Vasilenko

Sergei Vasilenko, composer

Elena Artamonova

Elena Artamonova, arranger, viola

Nicholas Walker

Nicholas Walker, piano

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