Mikhail Kollontay
composer, pianist





'To You, My Donna'

for tenor, organ, piano and harpsichord

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op.6a (1976; 1988)

Dedication: to memory of Avrelian Rubbach

Other author(s): lyrics by troubadours, translated in Russian by Valentina A. Dynnik

tenor, organ, the executor on a piano and a harpsichord

1. All Is Flowering! (anonymous author)
2. Hawthorn (anonymous author)
3. Herdess (Marcabru)
4. Song of the Queen of April (organ solo)
5. In Long May days (Jaufre Rudel)
6. All Peoples Are Subject to Appear in Last Judgement (Peire Cardenal)
7. Guard! (Peire Cardenal)
8. To you My Donna (Peire de Barjac)

Theatralization: with possible elements of

Duration: 38′

Performance: Alexei Martynov (tenor), Alexander Fiseysky (organ), Mikhail Kollontay (piano); Small Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, "Moscow Autumn", about 1987

Extra info
The composition needs a further edition. The No.3 is under the question. Maybe it should be cut. In this case the last phrase of harpsichord pianist plays on piano (if there is no harpsichord). No.4 can be performed as separated piece. It's possible to add tambourine or tamburo provencale in No.1 (for impovisations). The dance in No.1 is possible.

Also, the returning to the very first version shoudn't be excluded - it consists of 8 movements for voice and piano. For that, the old manuscript should be found.

record: USSR Radio Broadcast (live)

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