Mikhail Kollontay
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Seven Romantic Ballades

for piano

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op.2bis (1999-2000)

Dedication: to Elena Kuschnerova

Scoring:
piano

Movements:
1. Flood
2. Zingaresca
3. Mourning Chant
4. Spectres
5. The Vampire
6. The Medium
7. Guillotine

Theatralization: impossible

Duration: 45′

Performance: 1.2.6: Mikhail Kollontai; Moscow, Children's Music School No. 60, February 28, 2003
1.2.3.4.5.6.7: Irina Chukovskaya; Moscow, Scriabin Museum, June 7, 2006

Extra info
Each ballade has the epigraph:
1. "...and we will feast in spaciousness" / A.Pushkin. "Bronze Horseman"
2. "...between the wheels of the carts / fire is burning..." / A.Pushkin. "Gypsies"
3. "I do not share anyone's opinions..." / I. Tourgenev. "Fathers and Sons"
4. "... Get out, get out of here!" / I. Tourgenev. "Ghosts"
5. "You will be chosen as king..." / P.Merimee. "Lokis"
6. "And what is appearance?..." / I. Tourgenev. "Strange Story"
7. "It's nothing, it's nothing..." / I. Tourgenev. "Execution of Tropman"

Edition/Recordings
audio:
1.2.6: Mikhail Kollontay, Concert Hall of the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, from a concert, spring 2003 - the exact date of the recording is unknown
publication of the audio: no information

1.2.3.4.5.6.7
Ars Production, Schumacher, ARS 38484, Germany, 2008. Performed by Elena Kuschnerova (piano) [CD]

(two ballads) La musique russe du XIXe au XXIe siècle – University Laval, 2008. Performed by Irina Chukovskaya (piano) [CD] - no information about which ballades

1.2.3.4.5.6.7
Classical Records, CR 123, Russia, 2009. Performed by Irina Chukovskaya (piano) [CD]

music score: no information

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