Mykola Lysenko: Piano Music, Volume One
Mykola Lysenko (1842-1912) is regarded as 'the father of Ukrainian classical music'. As did Bartók later in Hungary, he went out into the field, listened to what the people were singing and fashioned an individual musical language that brought together the styles of Chopin and Liszt and the essence of Ukrainian folksong. This first CD of his piano music reveals a voice, long forgotten, of extraordinary immediacy and appeal.
Arthur Greene, piano
Listen To This Recording:
- First Rhapsody on Ukrainian National Themes: Grand morceau de concert, Op. 8
- Chant treste, Op. posth.
- Album from the Summer of 1902, Op. 41: No. 1, ‘Langueur et l’attente’
- Album from the Summer of 1900, Op. 37: No. 2, ‘Chant d’amour’
- Reverie, ‘Visions of the Past’, Op. 13
- Le reve (‘Of Sweet Honey’), Op. 12
- Album from the Summer of 1901, Op. 39: No. 3, ‘Elegie: La tristesse’
- Album from the Summer of 1902, Op. 41: No. 3, ‘Elegie’
- Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. 19
- Nocturne in B flat minor, Op. 9
- Nocturne in B flat major, Abschiedsnotturno
- Angoisse, Op. posth.
- Esquisse in the Dorian Mode, op. posth.
- Trois Esquisses, op. posth. No. 1, in A major
- Trois Esquisses, op. posth. No. 2, in B flat minor
- Trois Esquisses, op. posth. No. 3, in F minor