The Russian Collection, Vol VII. Guitar music by Moscow Composers. Table of Contents Alexander Varlamov (1801-1848) (arr. Mikhail Vyssotsky) The Red Sarafan (Krasny Sarafan) (First known edition of this historic arrangement.) Mikhail Vyssotsky (1791-1837) Fantasia on Themes from the Etudes of J. B. Cramer Fantasia, dedicated to guitar lovers. Semion Aksionov (1784-1853) Kamarinskaia Variations Mikhail Vyssotsky In the Garden (Vo sadu li v ogorode) Fiodor Zimmerman (1813-1882) Etude-Fantasia Dedicated to Vasilli Sarenko Nikolai Alexandrov (1818-1884) Etude (Tremolo study) Vladimir Morkov (1801-1864) Two Etudes Mikhail Vyssotsky Prelude Vladimir Morkov Adagio on a theme by Sychra Fiodor Zimmerman Fantasie Alexander Vetrov (?-1887) Valse Lente Nikolai Alexandrov Ballade Matvei Pavlov-Azancheev (1883-1963) Procession of the Zulus (Shestvie zulusov) In G open tuning. Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoi (1912-1973) Variations on Slender Ash Tree (Tonkaia riabina) I Sit Upon A Rock (Ia na kamushke sizhu) Improvisation I Lost A Ring (Poteriala ia kolechko) Vissarion Shebalin (1902-1963) In A reflective Mood (Razdumie) Alexander Ivanov-Kramskoi Sad Mood (Grustnoe nastroenie) Sergei Orekhov (b. 1935) Moscow Night variations Gherman Dzhaparidze (b. 1939) Two Visions in White in a Cold Winter Morning Igor Rekhin (b. 1940) In Memory of Villa-Lobos (Suite in five movements, 1979) (Edited by Nikolai Komoliatov) Nina Aristova Prelude and Fugue (edited by Vladimir Aristov) Russian Folk Song Do Not Rustle, Green Grove (Ne shumi, mati zelionaia dubrovushka) (Edited by Vladimir Aristov) Anatoliy Olshanskiy (b. 1956) Fantasia on the Old Russian Romance Coachman, Do Not Rush Your Horses (Iamshchik, ne goni loshadei) Anatoly Shevchenko (b. 1938) Moscow Bells Tolling (Moskovskie zvony) Basso Ostinato on the theme MOCKBA (MOSKVA in the cyrillic alphabet). For the 850th anniversary of the city of Moscow. Valery Kikta (b. 1941) Sonata (1983) 80 pp. Unless otherwise indicated, edited and/or revised by Matanya Ophee.
Table of Contents Vasilii Sarenko, Etude No. 1 Etude No. 2 Etude No. 3 Vladimir Morkov Prelude in b minor Prelude in d minor Prelude in f# minor Marek Sokolovsky Etude Nikolai Aleksandrov Etude Aleksandr Nemerovsky Etude Aleksandr Ivanov-Kramskoi Prelude Prelude Ivan Kuznetsov Not a Single Path in the Field (Ne Odna vo Pole Dorozhenka). Russian Folk Song Mikhail Vyssotsky Theme and Variations on the folk song What Have I Done to Upset You (Chem Tebia Ia Ogorchila) Aleksandr Guriliov Matushka Golubushka-Romance. (Arranged by Sergei Syrtsov.) Semion Aksionov Air Russe. Variations on The Cossack Rode Over the Danube (Ekhal Kazak za Dunai) A. Ivanov-Kramskoi Variations on Russian folk song At the Gate (U Vorot, Vorot) Lullaby Aleksandr Dargomyzhsky, The Youth and the Maiden (Yunoshu Gor´ko Rydaia)-Romance (Arr. V. Sarenko) Melancholy Waltz (Arr. V. Sazonov) Aleksandr Grechaninov, Mazurka Op. 98 No. 13 (Arr. M. Ophee) Piotr Tchaikovsky, Mazurka, Op. 39 No. 11 (Arr. A. Ivanov-Kramskoi) Sweet Dream, Op. 39 No. 21 (Arr. Piotr Agafoshin) Autumn Song, Op. 37b, No. 10 (Arr. M. Ophee) Edited, with historical notes by Matanya Ophee. 44 pp.
Sergei Rudnev, (b. 1955) Russian Collection Vol. III. Russian Folk Songs.Table of Contents Dance Song, (Akh vy, seni moi, seni) Since Yesterday´s Midnight, (Oi, so vechora s polunochi) To the Road I Go Alone, (Vykhozhu odin ia na dorogu) Grass On The Meadow, (Kak po luzhku travka) The Wanderer´s Song, (Po dikim stepiam zabaikalia) The Old Lime-Tree, (Lipa vekovaia) Along The Paved Street, (Po ulitse mostovoi) I will Sow Goosefoot, (Poseiu lebedu) Play My Bagpipe, (Zaigrai, moia volynka) The Snowball Tree, (Oi, da ty kalynushka) Between Steep Banks, (Mezh krutikh berezhkov) My Husband Made Me Stoke The Fire, (Zastavil menia muzh) I Will Forget You When . . . , (ia togda tebia zabudu) Circle Dance, (Khorovod) The Little Homestead, (Khutorok) Russian Rhapsody. (Russkaia rapsodia) The different characteristics of the arrangements are closely connected with the internal content of a theme and its role in the ritual life of the Russian folk. This publication will become an important link in preserving the traditions of the Russian national culture and realize its deserved station in the guitar´s concert repertoire. Winner of the first prize at the 1995 Paul Revere Award for Graphic Excellence, given by the Music Publishers´ Association of America. 56 pp.
Russian Collection Vol. IV. Music by St. Petersburg Composers. Russian guitar music written by some of the most important Russian composers of the past and present.Table of Contents Antoine de l´Hoyer/Andrei Sychra Variations du Concertante de Loyer Andrei Sychra (1773-1850) Variations on the Song: Amidst The Flat Valley (Sredi Doliny Rovnia) Vasilii Svarog/Arsenii Popov Ah, Today is Bad Weather (Akh, Sevodnia dien nienastny) Dargomyzhsky/Isakov Fever (Likhoradushka) Vasilii Sarenko (1814-1881) Fantaisie sur la Romance Favourite Bivalo, Bivalo (It Was, It Was,) du Comte M. Wielhorsky Tchaikowsky/Isakov Valse Sentimentale, Op. 51 N° 3 A.P.....a. Etude on the Romance The Lark (Zharovonok.) by M.I. Glinka Boris Asaf´ev (1884-1949) Prelude et Valse Vasilii Yashnev (1879-1962) Variations on an aria from the opera In the Tempest by Tikohn Khrennikov Dunaievsky/ Yashnev Oh, The Snow-Ball Tree Blooms (Oi, Tsvetiot Kalina) Andrei Petrov (b. 1930) An Old Melody Grigory Korchmar (b. 1947) St. Petersburg´s White Nights Serenades. Vladislav Uspensky (b. 1937) Rhapsody on Jewish Themes Sergei Slonimski (b. 1932) Burlesca Romuald Grinblat (b. 1930) Intermezzo
Guitarist and composer Nadia Boríslova was born in Moscow in 1969. She studied guitar and orchestral direction of Russian folk instruments at the 48th Musical School of Moscow and at the Gnesin State School of Moscow. Since 1988 she has been engaged in an intense concert activity, and has performed concerts in Russia, France, Hungary, U.S.A, Costa Rica, Cuba, Paraguay; Morocco, and Mexico. As a composer, her compositions have been published in Russia, Mexico; Italy, Sweden, Spain and Canada. These editions present music for solo guitar, duets, and quartets, clarinet and guitar, concerti for guitar and piano, and others. Her work is in a contemporary music style. Her discography consists of 10 CDs: 3 Doubles with classical and contemporary repertory for guitar and other instruments from different composers and epochs; including her own music. She has written several compositions on commission of the Centro Hispanoamericano de Guitarra of Tijuana, Baja California. These works were played for the first time at the International Guitar Festival in Tijuana, Mexico and they were recorded on the CD En una noche femenina (1999). Since 1999, she has been the Artistic Director of the International Guitar Festival of Puebla. In 2005, in the IV Guitar Festival, she integrated and directed the Orchestra of 80 musicians from different States of Mexico and seven well-known women guitarists from different countries, in order to commemorate the International Day of Woman. Since 1994, Nadia Boríslova is a professor at the School of Arts of the Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico. Front cover painting is a fragment from a picture of the Spasopeskovskaya Square by Aleksandr Brusilov. The square is a well known Moscow location along the famous Arbat’ street, the place that inspired the present composition.