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Sarah Rothenberg:
Rediscovering the Russian Avant-Garde, 1912-1915
Rediscovering the Russian Avant Garde cover1917... a revolution ... Soviet artists at the vanguard of a new world ... a brilliant explosion of creativity ... Futurism... Suprematism ... Constructivism ... controversy ... criticism ... expulsion ... a blackout.

Now, after seventy years of censorship, the extraordinary inventiveness of this period is brought back to light.  At last, we hear the long lost colleagues of Shostakovich and Prokofiev — Roslavetz, Mossolov and Lourié — whose equally brilliant achievements were instead crushed by political events.  Experience these years of promise, opportunity, excitement and wondrous innovation through the extraordinary talents of pianist Sarah Rothenberg, foremost interpreter of early 20th century Russian music.

Some of this music you will be hearing for the first time ever.  May you happily continue to hear it forever more...

Long out of print, now available for downloads on iTunes

(also on Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic and other digital sites)

     
PERFORMERS
Sarah Rothenberg, piano
  
PROGRAM
1. Alexander Mosolov: Sonata No. 4 (1925) 9:11
  
Nikolai Roslavetz: Three Compositions (1914) 2:39
2. Adagio 0:48
3. Agitato con passione 0:35
4. Allegretto grazioso 1:16
  
5. Roslavetz: Prelude (1915) 3:48
  
Roslavetz: Five Preludes (1919-1922) 8:27
6. Andante affettuoso 1:13
7. Allegretto con moto 1:54
8. Lento 2:00
9. Lento 1:32
10. Lento; rubato 1:48
  
11. Roslavetz: Sonata No. 5 (1923) 10:52
  
Arthur Lourié: Quatre Poèmes, Opus 10 (1912) 9:39
12. Spleen 3:42
13. Caprice 3:03
14. Autoportrait 2:37
15. Ironies 1:17
  
Mosolov: Sonata No. 5 (1925) 21:14
16. Lento grave - Allegro affanato 5:04
17. Elegia: Lento 4:53
18. Scherzo marciale: Presto, con fuoco 2:54
19. Adagio languente e patetico 8:23
  
Recorded on 1-2 June 1991 and 31 January 1992 at the Recital Hall of the State University of New York in Purchase, New York.
     
Produced by Gunther Schuller
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