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 Kollontay; Moscow, Skryabin Museum, about 2002
1.2.3.4.5.6.7: Irina Chukovsky; Moscow, Skryabin Museum, about 2006


Extra info:
Each ballade has the epigraph:
1. ":и запируем на просторе" / A.Pushkin. "Медный всадник"
2. ":между колёсами телег / горит огонь" / A.Pushkin. "Цыганы"
3. "Я ничьих мнений не разделяю" / I.Tourgenev. "Отцы и дети"
4. "...Прочь, прочь отсюда!" / I.Tourgenev. "Призраки"
5. "Тебя выберут царём:" / P.Merimee. "Loki's"
6. "И что такое наружность?.." / I.Tourgenev. "Странная история"
7. "Это ничего, это так:" / I.Tourgenev. "Казнь Тропмана"

Edition/Recordings:
record: a) Classical Records, CR 123, Russia, 2009. Performed by Irina Chukovskaya (piano);
b) Ars Production, Schumacher, ARS 38484, Germany, 2008. Performed by Elena Kuschnerova (piano);
c) (two ballads) La musique russe du XIXe au XXIe siècle – University Laval, 2008. Performed by Irina Chukovskaya (piano)

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