ANATOLY LYADOV (1855-1914): Complete Piano Works - Biryul'ki, Op. 2, 3 Pieces, Op. 3a, 3 Mazurkas, Op. 3b, Arabesques, Op. 4, 24 Variations and Finale on a Simple Theme for Piano Four Hands*, 4 Paraphrases on a Simple Theme for Piano Four Hands, Etude in A Flat, Op. 5, Impromptu in D, Op. 6, 2 Intermezzi, Op. 7, 2 Intermezzi, Op. 8, 2 Pieces, Op. 9, 3 Pieces, Op. 10, 3 Pieces, Op. 11, Etude in E, Op. 12*, Song of Praise for Piano Four Hands*, 4 Preludes, Op. 13, 2 Mazurkas, Op. 15, 2 Sketches, Op. 17*, Novellette, Op. 20*, Procession*, About Olden Times, Op. 21, Bagatelle in D Flat, Op. 30, 3 Pieces, Op. 33, In the Glade, Op. 23*, 2 Pieces, Op. 24, Quadrille-Joke for Piano Four Hands*, Idylle, Op. 25, Little Waltz, Op. 26, 3 Preludes, Op. 27, Marionettes, Op. 29, 2 Pieces, Op. 31, A Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32, Celebration for Piano Four Hands*, 3 Canons, Op. 34*, Variations on a Theme by Glinka, Op. 35, Prelude-Pastorale in A*, 3 Preludes, Op. 39, Sarabande in G Minor*, 2 Fugues, Op. 41*, Prelude in F, Op. posth.*, Etude in C Sharp Minor, Op. 40a, 3 Preludes, Op. 40b, 2 Preludes, Op. 42a, Mazurka on Polish Themes in A, Op. 42b, Barcarolle in F Sharp, Op. 44, Variations on a Russian Folk Theme*, 4 Preludes, Op. 46, Glory for 2 Pianos, 8 Hands, Op. 47*, Etude in A, Op. 48a*, Canzonetta in B Flat, Op. 48b*, Prelude in D Flat, Op. 57/1, Variations on a Polish Folk Theme, Op. 51, 3 Ballet Numbers, Op. 52*, 3 Bagatelles, Op. 53, Valse in E, Op. 57/2, Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 57/3, 4 Pieces, Op. 64, Mosquito's Dance*, 10 Children's Songs for Piano Four Hands and Two Hands, Op. posth.*, Scherzo in B Minor, Op. posth.*, Fuga on LA-DO-FA, Op. posth.*.
Catalogue Number: 08N052
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: It's almost always said of Lyadov that he was best in his miniatures and you can't get much more miniature than the short piano piece or suite of short piano pieces. The First Recordings (asterisked above) alone total 73 minutes - a significant addition to the Lyadov discography. 5 CDs. + CD-ROM with notes. Marco Rapetti (piano), Akane Makita (secondo), Giampaolo Nuti, Daniela de Santis (eight hands pieces).