Anthology of Piano Music by Russian and Soviet Composers, Vol. 4EDISON DENISOV (1929-1996): Variations, ANDREI VOLKONSKY (1933-2008): Musica stricta (Alexei Grots), YURI BUTSKO (b.1938): Partita, ALEXANDER VUSTIN (b.1943): Lamento, NIKOLAI KARETNIKOV (1931-2002): 2 Pieces (Mikhail Turpanov), ROSTISLAV BOIKO (1931-2002): Cypriot Sketches, Sonatina (Vasily Salnikov), EDVARD MIRZOYAN (b.1921): Poem (Nikita Mndoyants), SOFIA GUBAIDULINA (b.1931): Chaconne (Sergei Kuznetsov).
Catalogue Number: 08O076
Reference: MEL CD 10 101965
Description: This volume is roughly divided in half between early Soviet applications of dodecaphonic technique (Denisov through Karetnikov - but note the lovely birdsong in Vustin's Lamento, inspired by an actual happening at a burial) and the simple, Romantic and neo-Classical lyricism of Boiko, the tone-painting of Mirzoyan and Gubaidulina's pre-avant-garde period (1962) tribute to Bach.