MIKHAIL GLINKA (1804-1857): Variations on Alyabiev’s Romance “The Nightingale” in E Minor, Nocturnes in E Flat and in F Minor “Le Séparation”, A Greeting to My Homeland, Variations on the Russian Song “Down in the Deep Valley” in A Minor, Variations on an Original Theme in F, Variations on a Theme from Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” in C.

Catalogue Number: 08S022

Label: Capriccio

Reference: C5285

Format: CD

Price: $16.98

Description: Except for the first two pieces in the list above, these are very rarely recorded pieces, the largest scale single work being the 1831 Bellini variations in the best brilliant Hummel style of the period, and the 1847 Greeting which is a four-piece suite (28 min. in this performance) of variations on the song The Last Rose of Summer”, a Recollection of a Mazurka, a Barcarolle and a Prière. Googling the pianist brings only sites in Vietnamese, so it’s good that there’s an English bio in the booklet telling us that she studied in Moscow with Jacov Flier and Tatiana Nikolaeva among others and began her teaching career in East Berlin in 1986. A different musical and political age... Ton Nu Nguyet Minh (piano).

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