Myaskovsky Complete Piano Sonatas & short pieces

Myaskovsky Complete Piano Sonatas & short pieces
Myaskovsky Complete Piano Sonatas & short pieces

Myaskovsky Complete Piano Sonatas & short pieces

Murray McLachlan

Catalogue Number: ALC 2506
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time, 222 mins 1992/5





“McLachlan writes of the “enormous tactile pleasure” for the performer…his playing is both authoritative and persuasive … these sonatas are of interest and substance” (Penguin Guide of disc 2 when issued alone). “the (sonatas) are valuable for rounding out the picture of the Russian late-romantic tradition, and the brief intersections with early Prokofiev (No.I) and French pastoral style (No.6) are noteworthy. The piano writing is strong and idiomatic, and McLachlan a worthy exponent – lucid, tasteful and well prepared … all in all this is a welcome and recommendable issue” (Gramophone)

    Disc One ALC 2506 A: time: 74:28
    Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op.6 (29:24)

  • [1] I. Moderato assai ed espressivo 3:53
    [2] II. Allegro affanato 7:01
    [3] III. Largo espressivo 8:48
    [4] IV. Non allegro – Allegro 9:42
    [5] Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op. 19 13:17
  • Con desiderio, improvisato – Moderato con moto, stentato,
    ma sempre agitato
  • Sonata No.6 in A flat major, Op.64 No.2 (18:10)

  • [6] I. Allegro ma non troppo 6:16
    [7] II. Andante con sentimento 5:40
    [8] III. Molto vivo – Allegro non troppo ma con anima 6:14
    [9] Sonata No. 2 in F Sharp minor, Op.13 13:36
    Lento, ma deciso – Allegro affanato
  • Disc Two ALC 2506 B: time: 73:27
    Sonata No.4 in C minor Op.27 (revised version) (28:13)

  • [1] I. Allegro moderato 12:34
    [2] II. Andante non troppo quasi Sarabanda 8:16
    [3] III. Allegro con brio 7:23
  • Sonatine in E minor, Op.57 (17:17)

  • [4] I. Moderato 7:39
    [5] II. Narrante e lugubre 6:04
    [6] III. Molto vivo ed agitato 3:34
  • Sonata No.5 in B major Op.64 No.1 (revised version) (21:12)

  • [7] I. Allegretto 5:19
    [8] II. Largo espressivo 6:28
    [9] III. Vivo 3:00
    [10] IV. Allegro energico 6:25
    [11] Prelude & Rondo-Sonata, Op.58 ‘Song & Rhapsody’ 7:01
  • Disc Three ALC 2506 C: time: 74:06

  • [1] Rondo-Snata oin B flat minor, Op.58 5:48
  • Sonata No. 8 in D minor, Op. 83 (13:09)

  • [2] I. Barcarolle-Sonatina (Allegretto) 6:00
    [3] II. Song-Idyll (Andante cantabile) 3:44
    [4] III. Chorale-Rondo (Vivo) 3:25
  • Sonata No. 9 in F major, Op. 84 (11:57)

  • [5] I. Sonatina in the light manner (Allegro non troppo) 3:52
    [6] II. Narrative (Andante sostenuto) 5:13
    [7] III. Unrestrained Aspiration (Vivo) 2:52
  • Reminiscences, Op.29 (15:57)

  • [8] I. Andante semplice 1:50
    [9] II. Vivace e fantastico 2:21
    [10] III. Largo con afflitto 3:14
    [11] IV. Allegretto malinconico 2:33
    [12] V. Lentamente 3:08
    [13] VI. Poco allegro 2:51
  • Sonata No.7 in C major, Op. 82 (10:19)

  • [14] I. Sonata (Allegro moderato) 4:21
    [15] II. Elegy (Andante pensieroso) 3:27
    [16] III. Dance-Rondo (Allegro giocoso) 2:31
  • Yellowed Leaves, Op.31 (13:24)

  • [17] I. Andante 2:27
    [18] II. Un poco sostenuto malinconico e abbandonamente 2:42
    [19] III. Andante cantabile 1:03
    [20] IV. Molto vivace e fantastico 2:03
    [21] V. Molto calmo ma non troppo lento 2:30
    [22] VI. Vivo 2:39
    [23] Scherzo from String Quartet No.5 (trans. A. Aliawdina) 3:21