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dc.contributor.other Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev es
dc.contributor.other Margarita Alaverdian es
dc.contributor.other Lyubov Sokolova es
dc.contributor.other Alexander Gergalov es
dc.contributor.other Georgy Seleznev es
dc.contributor.other Yuri Serov es
dc.coverage.spatial St. Petersburg - Russia es
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-09T14:37:15Z
dc.date.available 2009
dc.date.available 2013-09-09T14:37:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2009
dc.date.issued 2013-09-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3915
dc.description.abstract Mily Balakirev learned his craft from local musicians. Conductor Karl Eisrich introduced Balakirev to the music of Chopin, Glinka, and Alexander Ulybyshev, a music loving landowner who maintained a vast library of musical scores. In 1855, Balakirev composed his Piano Fantasia on Themes from Glinka's a Life for the Tsar, and Ulybyshev took Balakirev to St. Petersburg to meet Glinka himself. Glinka appreciated Balakirev's talent, and offered advice and encouragement. Balakirev enjoyed a brilliant debut as a pianist in St. Petersburg, and in 1858 performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in the presence of the Tsar. In April 1858, Balakirev fell ill with "brain fever"; although he recovered, he would suffer from lifelong headaches, nervousness, and depression. With the deaths of both Glinka and Ulybyshev, Balakirev decided to carry on their ideas of a style reflective of the Russian national spirit. Balakirev wrote incidental music to Shakespeare's play King Lear in 1859-1861, and its resulting popularity enhanced his reputation. In 1861, Balakirev established the Free School of Music with Gabriel Lomakin, with the support of Tsar Nicolas. At the Free School's concerts, Balakirev programmed his own music and that of his students— Cui, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, and Borodin. This last-named group, along with Balakirev himself, were dubbed the "Mighty Handful" in the Russian press, and recognized as the standard bearers of a new form of Russian musical art. When Lomakin resigned from the Free School in November 1867, Balakirev assumed its directorship. Along with his prestige came an increased lack of sensitivity and overbearing personality traits; by the late 1860s, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov were exchanging letters complaining about Balakirev's "interference." Likewise, St. Petersburg audiences were protesting the lack of light, familiar fare on the Free School concert programs. Balakirev stepped down from the directorship of the Free School in April 1869, but bounced back with his most famous work, the brilliant piano fantasy Islamey, premiered by Nicholas Rubinstein in December. Rubinstein played the work at concerts in Paris and elsewhere, and it achieved great popularity in the West. In addition, Balakirev met and encouraged Tchaikovsky, who composed his Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture under the older composer's watchful eye. The Free School's concert season of 1871-1872 was a disaster; as a result, Balakirev lapsed into a depression lasting five years, and Rimsky-Korsakov overtook the direction of the institution. Friends helped revive Balakirev's spirits, and he returned as an instructor in 1877, but began to match temperaments with Rimsky-Korsakov, who resigned in 1880. Balakirev returned to the post of director, and in 1883 premiered his finest work, the symphonic poem Tamara. Well received in Russia, Tamara was a true revelation for musicians in France, who were amazed by the textures of Russian orchestral color. In 1883, Balakirev accepted the position of Music Director of Imperial Chapel, naming Rimsky-Korsakov as his assistant. Three years later, Balakirev quarreled with his publisher, Jurgenson, and was dropped from their roster. In 1890, Rimsky-Korsakov held a gala in honor of his own 25th anniversary as a composer; Balakirev refused to attend, occasioning the final break in their relations. Having retired from the Imperial Chapel in 1894, Balakirev made his final public appearance conducting his First Symphony at the Free School in 1898. On the strength of this symphony Balakirev acquired a new publisher, and resumed composition, including the "Glinka" Cantata (1904) and a Second Symphony (1909). Unfortunately, these later works were received with complete indifference. As he had offended practically everyone in his social circle, few friends were left to comfort Balakirev in his last years. He died at the age of 73. © Uncle Dave Lewis, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD 1-- Romances (1855 – 1865) ; Thou art full of fascinating tenderness (A. Golovinsky), The link (V. Tumansky), Spanish song (Mikhailov), Brigands song (Koltsov), Barcarole (Arseniev after Heine), Embrace and kiss (Koltsov), Knight (Wilde), Come to me (Koltsov), Lullaby (Arseniev), Selim’ song (Lermontov), My soul is yearning (Koltsov), Should I a brave lad (Koltsov), When careless (Wilde), Up in the sky (Yatsevich), O night now show me in (Maykov), Delirium (Koltsov), Hebrew melody (Lermontov), Songs of the goldfish (Lermontov), Why? (Lermontov), Old man’s song (Koltsov), Georgian song (Pushkin), Whene’er hear the voice (Lermontov), Dream (Mikhailov after Heine)-- CD 2-- Romances (1895 -1896 - 1903 - 1904 - 1909 posth) ; Over the lake (Golenischev-Kutuzov), Desert (Zhemchuzhnikov), I loved him (Koltsov), They all tell me (Mey), The pine (Lermontov), The sea foams not (Tolstoy), Nocturne (Khomyakov), Among the flowers (Alsakov), The rosy sunsets burning down (Kulchinsky), When yellow field wave (Lermontov), Prelude song (Mey), Dream (Lermontov), I have come to greet you (Fet), Look my friend (Krasov), Whisper shy breathing (Fet), Song (M. Lermontov), From behind your mysterious cold mask (Lermontov), Slepp! (Khomyakov), The sunset (Khomyakov), The cliff (Lermontov)-- es
dc.format.extent 2 CD Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (51 min., 27 seg) ; 2 CD Rom (52 min., 05 seg) es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.m Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 317475584 es
dc.subject.lcsh Songs with piano es
dc.title Complete Romances es
dc.title.alternative Romances 1855 - 1865 es
dc.title.alternative Romances 1895 - 1909 es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Delos Productions Inc. es
dc.identifier.classification 013491337623 es
dc.subject.cdu Bal.04 es


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2. Romances (1855 – 1865) - The link.mp3 2:30 3.430Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Spanish songs.mp3 1:34 2.152Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Brigands song.mp3 1:52 2.572Mb MPEG Audio mp3
5. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Barcarole.mp3 2:03 2.823Mb MPEG Audio mp3
6. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Embrace and kiss.mp3 2:20 3.212Mb MPEG Audio mp3
7. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Knight.mp3 1:59 2.722Mb MPEG Audio mp3
8. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Come to me.mp3 2:27 3.366Mb MPEG Audio mp3
9. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Lullaby.mp3 2:54 3.975Mb MPEG Audio mp3
10. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Selim’ song.mp3 2:20 3.203Mb MPEG Audio mp3
11. Romances (1 ... )- My soul is yearning.mp3 1:08 1.550Mb MPEG Audio mp3
12. Romances (1 ... - Should I a brave lad.mp3 2:14 3.077Mb MPEG Audio mp3
13. Romances (1855 – 1865) - When careless.mp3 2:28 3.389Mb MPEG Audio mp3
14. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Up in the sky.mp3 2:57 4.058Mb MPEG Audio mp3
15. Romances (1 ... O night now show me in.mp3 1:14 1.694Mb MPEG Audio mp3
16. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Delirium.mp3 1:23 1.899Mb MPEG Audio mp3
17. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Hebrew melody.mp3 2:12 3.029Mb MPEG Audio mp3
18. Romances (1 ... Songs of the goldfish.mp3 3:15 4.466Mb MPEG Audio mp3
19. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Why.mp3 1:31 2.081Mb MPEG Audio mp3
20. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Old man’s song.mp3 1:48 2.479Mb MPEG Audio mp3
21. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Georgian song.mp3 5:20 7.328Mb MPEG Audio mp3
22. Romances (1 ... hene’er hear the voice.mp3 1:06 1.513Mb MPEG Audio mp3
23. Romances (1855 – 1865) - Dream.mp3 2:45 3.775Mb MPEG Audio mp3
1. Romances - Over the lake.mp3 2:31 3.465Mb MPEG Audio mp3
2. Romances- Desert.mp3 2:55 4.014Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. Romances - I loved him.mp3 2:29 3.407Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. Romances - They all tell me.mp3 1:15 1.729Mb MPEG Audio mp3
5. Romances - The pine.mp3 1:48 2.470Mb MPEG Audio mp3
6. Romances - The sea foams not.mp3 2:21 3.226Mb MPEG Audio mp3
7. Romances - Nocturne.mp3 4:28 6.131Mb MPEG Audio mp3
8. Romances - Among the flowers.mp3 1:41 2.306Mb MPEG Audio mp3
9. Romances - The rosy sunsets burning down.mp3 2:32 3.479Mb MPEG Audio mp3
10. Romance- When yellow field wave.mp3 3:12 4.389Mb MPEG Audio mp3
11. Romances - Prelude song.mp3 3:19 4.560Mb MPEG Audio mp3
12. Romances - Dreams.mp3 3:27 4.731Mb MPEG Audio mp3
13. Romances - I have come to greet you.mp3 2:09 2.960Mb MPEG Audio mp3
14. Romances - Look my friend.mp3 2:20 3.211Mb MPEG Audio mp3
15. Romances - Whisper shy breathing.mp3 1:56 2.646Mb MPEG Audio mp3
16. Romances - Songs.mp3 2:46 3.807Mb MPEG Audio mp3
17. Romances - ... r mysterious cold mask.mp3 1:41 2.313Mb MPEG Audio mp3
18. Romances - Sleep.mp3 4:28 6.140Mb MPEG Audio mp3
19. Romances - The sunset.mp3 2:06 2.894Mb MPEG Audio mp3
20. Romances - The cliff.mp3 2:08 2.939Mb MPEG Audio mp3

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