OLEG KOMARNITSKY (1946-1998): Violin Sonata "Alyonushka", Suite for Piano, Sonata for Solo Cello in C Minor, 2 Pieces for Piano, Andante amoroso for Violin and Piano, 2 Pieces on Swiss Folksongs for Piano, Monologue for Solo Violin, Slavonic Capriccio for Violin and Piano, Canon "In a Smithy" and Mockery for Piano.
Catalogue Number: 08P077
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0196
Description: This composer is in the odd position of having had a lot of his music lost during the frightful economic turmoil of the former USSR post-collapse when many institutions went out of business. He wrote in many genres but, for the purposes of this disc, he is a gifted miniaturist, his music accessible and lyrical with marked Slavic melancholy in the pieces for strings; the short piano works are mostly for children to play and have an innocence and humor with echoes of Prokofiev and Shostakovich. London Piano Trio.