PETER TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893): Amid the Din of the Ball, Op. 38/3, Frenzied Nights, Sleepless Nights, Op. 60/6, In This Moonlit Night, Op. 73/3, None But the Lonely Heart, Op. 6/6, Wait, Op. 16/2, O Child! Beneath Your Window, Op. 67/6, Bitterly and Sweetly, Op. 6/3, As Over the Burning Ashes, Op. 25/2, We Sat Together, Op. 73/1, So What More Can I Say?, Op. 16/5, Reconciliation, Op. 25/1, I Opened the Window, Op. 67/2, Whether the Day Reigns, Op. 47/6 (all transcr. Isaac Mikhnovsky [1914-1978]), Spring, Op. 54/3, My Little Garden, Op. 54/4, Child's Song: My Lizochek, Op. 54/12 (transcr. Samuil Feinberg [1890-1962]).
Catalogue Number: 03N050
Label: Hännsler Classic
Reference: CD 98.640
Description: The first of two discs in this month's catalogue devoted to piano transcriptions of songs offers 13 done in the late 1940s by one of the most talented Soviet pianists you've never heard of; Miknovsky won the first All-Soviet Piano Competitionin 1938 when Prokofiev was one of the judges and had a distinguished teaching career because, as both a Jew and non-member of the Party, he was not going to be allowed a high-profile or international career. Feinberg we already know about...