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What about Myaskovsky? Alexandre Tcherepnin, NIkolai Tcherepnin.

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I have not had the "moment" where I felt I really liked a work by Myaskovsky. I have yet to hear a work I truly like.

As for the Tcherepnins, I did hear a work called the Princess lointaine by Nikolai, which I liked. A new friend is helping me dig up those silver Russians, as I don't have money to spend getting recordings right now.
 

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What's not to love? I'm head over heels for music like this. He is of course depicting a female coquette, but I can imagine a sharp looking guy trying to flirt with me in this piece. :D :lol:
 

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Arensky studied with Rimsky Korsakov who said "In his youth Arensky did not escape some influence from me; later the influence came from Tchaikovsky. He will quickly be forgotten." I think history has proven Rimsky's comments to be of poor judgement, as Arensky's compositions are still being played. Arensky also made an impact as a teacher, instructing composers such as Scriabin, Rachmaninov & Gretchaninov. I did hear a similarity between the Arensky piano trio & those of Rachmaninov, so he may have been somewhat of an influence on these younger men. Arensky died only in his 40's, of tubercolosis.
He is definitely not forgotten. When I was sixteen, I attended a concert at Glassboro, New Jersey, USA and heard his Piano Trio in A Minor which left an everlasting impact on me. I really love that trio after Tchaikovsky's. I then went on to collect his Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto and his two symphonies. All are lovely compositions.
 

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This Thursday night, a traveling Trio is coming to my university to play his 1st Piano Trio!!! An opportunity of a lifetime to hear a Russian rarity! I have to see it!!! :D
 

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So? How was it?
It was awesome! When they started playing the scherzo, I started grinning like a crazy person :lol:. And I don't think I was the only one. When the scherzo ended, almost the whole audience started chuckling, and I was like "Yesssss!" in my head. THAT'S what you call a scherzo! 1 up for Russian composers, and 1 up for Arensky! :D

Oh, and the other mvmts, those were wonderful too :lol:. I loved the recurring theme that moved through the movements. I also really liked the 3rd movement, it had this glittery, peaceful, sunshine-on-snow kind of mood, I felt like I was transported to Russia in that moment.
 

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Anyone here had a chance to hear the one-act opera Raphael? It's really beautiful!

Here's the tenor aria "My heart trembles with passion and tenderness" sung by the legendary russian tenor Leonid Sobinov in 1911:


There's also a complete recording of the opera made by Viktor Smirnov with the USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1956 which is highly recommended!
 

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I finally found this thread after tons of rummaging through old threads here. This hasn't been touched in 4 years? awww...

Time to bring it back out again! Happy 155th birthday to Arensky! I'm starting to feel it's my calling to specialize in him too. I've heard a great deal of music by him, whatever I can find that's been recorded, and I know many works to recommend.

The piece that started it all for me, big time:


For those who can't access the above recording, a good substitution
 

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Anton Arensky - Symphony No. 1, Op. 4




Anton Arensky - Symphony No. 2, Op. 22




Anton Arensky : Raphael, Musical Scenes from the Renaissance (Opera in one act) Op.37 (1894)




Anton Arensky - Twenty Four Pieces, Op 36




Arensky Piano Concerto In F Minor




Anton Arensky - Piano Concerto Op. 2 (audio + sheet music)

 

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Arensky Violin concerto A minor




Arenski: Kammersinfonie - Amsterdam Sinfonietta - Live concert HD




Arenski: Pianotrio nr.1 - Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch - Live concert




Maro Shinozaki - Arensky / Piano Trio No. 2 in F minor , Op.73




Anton Arensky - Quartet for violin, viola and two cellos



 

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Anton Arensky - Marguerite Gautier: Fantasia for Orchestra, Op. 9




Anton Arensky - Suite for two pianos Nº 1, Op.15




Anton Arensky - Suite for Two Pianos No. 2, Op. 23, "Silhouettes" (Bruk & Taimanov)


Anton Arensky - Nal And Damayanty




Take 5 Piano Quintet - ANTON ARENSKY Piano Quintet in D Major, Op. 51 (1900)




Anton Arensky - Variations on a Theme by Tchaïkovski



 
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