Anthology of Piano Music by Russian and Soviet Composers, Vol. 1NIKOLAI MYASKOVSKY (1881-1950): Sonata No. 3, Op. 19, ARAM KHACHATURIAN (1903-1978): Toccata (Nikita Mndoyants), DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): 24 Preludes, Op. 34 (Andrey Korobeynikov), TIKHON KHRENNIKOV (1913-2007): 5 Pieces, Op. 2, 3 Pieces, Op. 5 (Tikhon Khrennikov Jr.).
Catalogue Number: 07O077
Reference: MEL CD 10 01963
Description: The first evidence in a long time that Melodiya is alive again - both these discs are new recordings. And, though the first volume only has 14 minutes of world premiere recordings, collectors of Soviet music will want to hear Khrennikov’s very early (1933 and 1934-35) sets of conservative, lyrical, late Romantic piano pieces while Myaskovsky’s 11-minute sonata from 1920, drenched in dark despair, is hardly a repetoire item either.