Matvey Nikolaevsky: Songs and Dances

Matvey Nikolaevsky: Songs and Dances

The Roaring Twenties roared in Russia as well as in Europe and America, to an extent generally unsuspected in the west. This CD reveals for the first time the light music of a minor master of the day, Matvey Nikolaevsky (1882–1942), whose songs and dances were hits in the early years of the Soviet Union. His style evolved effortlessly from the salon music of the late nineteenth century to the foxtrots, Charlestons and tangos popular during the relatively liberal New Economic Policy introduced by Lenin in 1921 and which Soviet audiences continued to enjoy after the NEP was abolished by Stalin in 1928.

Svetlana Zlobina, mezzo-soprano; Mikhail Mordinov, piano; Moscow Symphony Orchestra; Philipp Chizhevsky, conductor;

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Catalogue No: TOCC0324
EAN/UPC: 5060113443243
Release Date: 02.10.2015
Composer: Matvey Nikolaevsky
Artists: Mikhail Mordinov, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Philipp Chizhevsky, Svetlana Zlobina

Listen To This Recording:

  1. Nocturne in C minor
  2. Fantasia on the Russian Folksong Korobeiniki
  3. Oh Come, Have Mercy – Gypsy Romance
  4. I Dreamed of Evening Skies
  5. To Admire You Forever
  6. Csardas
  7. Gypsy Dance
  8. Two Ballet Marches: Victory March
  9. Two Ballet Marches: Heroic March
  10. The Snuff-Box. A Musical Box for Piano
  11. A Day on the Volga: Musical Picture
  12. Tango Satanique
  13. Charlie-Fox: Charleston
  14. Jou-Re: Boston Waltz
  15. Miss Evelyn: Foxtrot (Shimmy, Two-Step)
  16. Hey, Enough of That!
  17. Old Sofron on the Bench
  18. The Road Runs Wide through the Fields
  19. The Bells Jingle on the Harness – Russian Song


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