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Glinka: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 1
Mikhail Glinka, Victor Ryabchikov
Glinka: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 1
Genre: Classical
 
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Glinka found his true voice as a composer only after he began using Russian folk music as his inspiration. He then became the founder of the Russian national school and might have been the first nationalist composer anywhe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mikhail Glinka, Victor Ryabchikov
Title: Glinka: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 1
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Bis
Release Date: 11/1/1998
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 789368787920

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Glinka found his true voice as a composer only after he began using Russian folk music as his inspiration. He then became the founder of the Russian national school and might have been the first nationalist composer anywhere. Most of this piano music was written before Glinka's great discovery, and despite Victor Ryabchikov's fervent program notes in support of the music, it isn't very significant. Until his great revelation, Glinka wrote talented, entertaining salon music, nothing more. If you're interested enough in the composer to want to hear these mostly early works, though, Ryabchikov is an outstanding advocate, playing with obvious commitment, a wide range of tonal color, and the kind of expression you'd want to hear in Chopin's music. Beautiful recorded sound quality, too. --Leslie Gerber