Anthology: The Russian Piano Nocturne

The choice of music and its variety is a problem encountered by each and every creative teacher. There are three notebooks in this collection by Muzyka Publishers, The Russian Piano Nocturne. These works by Russian composers of the 19th and 20th centuries open up unique material in a wide choice of pieces for students in children’s music schools, music colleges and universities. There are also works by composers who have earned classical status and opuses by less famous authors, popular in their own day but almost forgotten today. The editor of these collections and the author of articles and academic commentaries is Regina Glazunova, a professor in the general course and piano teaching methodology department at the N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory. This publication...

M. Musorgsky. Pictures at an Exhibition. Urtext & Facsimile

This edition of Musorgsky's famous piano cycle is based on his autograph and reproduces the work's original version (Urtext) and the facsimile of the manuscript. The editor's comments are provided. In the Preface (Russian and English versions) you can read the history behind the cycle’s creation and learn more about the manuscript sources. The original of “Pictures at an Exhibition” is held in the Manuscript Division of the M.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin Russian National Library in Saint Petersburg, and thanks to this edition it is now available to musicians from all over the world. Edition prepared by Vladimir Samarin. The publication can be purchased in both traditional paper and electronic format on the E-MUSICA mobile app. For students of music colleges and conservatories, as well as for...

P. Tchaikovsky. Album of Pieces. Arrangements for Clarinet by A. Bedenko

The Muzyka publishing house has now issued P.I. Tchaikovsky’s ‘Album of Pieces’ in arrangements for clarinet and piano. Tchaikovsky’s iconic violin pieces (Melancholic Serenade, Valse-Scherzo, Meditation, Scherzo, Melodie) are presented in arrangements by the acclaimed clarinetist Alexander Bedenko. A fellow of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charitable Foundation, he has become one of the brightest artists of his generation. He has received many awards, performs with the best orchestras and ensembles around the world, and is also engaged in teaching activities (the musician’s website can be found at Undoubtedly these transcriptions of Tchaikovsky’s music will find wide distribution among clarinet performers — students of music colleges, conservatories and, of course, concert performers. The publication can be purchased in both traditional paper and electronic format on...

V. Sumarokov. Children’s Album for Piano

The P. Jurgenson publishing house has issued a Children’s Album by the contemporary Russian composer Victor Sumarokov. This collection of pieces continues the tradition of cycles created for young pianists by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and other composers. The new work pays tribute to a genre devised by classic composers, yet at the same time fills it with modern rhythms and textural ingenuity. Young musicians will find the melodic vibrancy of these pieces from Sumarokov’s Children’s Album irresistible. The cycle has its own dramatic content, reminiscent of Tchaikovsky’s Children’s Album. V. Sumarokov. Children’s Album: for piano. – Moscow: P. Jurgenson, 2021, 36 pp. - ISMN: 979-0-66008-043-6