ALEXANDER ALYABYEV (1787-1851): Introduction, Theme and Variations for Violin and Orchestra (Eduard Grach [violin], USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Verbitsky, rec. 1986), Overture in F Minor (Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Alexander Korneyev. rec. 1990), Suite from the Ballet The Magic Drum, Overtures from the Vaudevilles Three Tens, The Inseparable (“Concertino” Soloists Ensemble; Andrei Korsakov. rec. 1987)and The Village Philosopher (USSR State Academic SO; Nikolai Anosov. rec. 1948), Violin Sonata in E Minor, Piano Trios in A Minor (Levon Ambartsumian [violin], Alexander Knyazev [cello], Mikhail Vosresensky [piano] rec. 1986) and in E Flat (Moscow Trio. rec. 1988), String Quartets No. 1 in E Flat and No. 3 in G (Rimsky-Korsakov Quartet. various, rec. 1965), Quartet for 4 Flutes in G (various, rec. 1990), Wind Quintet in C Minor (rec. 1975).
Catalogue Number: 09X024
Reference: MEL CD 10 02629
Description: One of the least recorded important composers in Russian history, many of whose major works did not get edited and published until the middle of the 20th century, gets a release worthy of him. Decent notes too. 3 CDs.