List of works by Alexandr Tcherepnin

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  • Op. posth. - SUNNY DAY (Forgotten Bagatelle) (1915) (under 1') Presser
  1. Nocturne No. 1
  2. Dance No. 1
  • Op. 3 - SCHERZO (1917) (3') Durand
  • Op. 4 - SONATINE ROMANTIQUE (1918) (13') Durand
  • Op. 5 - BAGATELLES (10 pieces) (1912–18) (12'). Revised and edited by composer (1958) Heugel-Leduc
  • For composer’s piano-orchestra and piano-string versions see PIANO AND ORCHESTRA

WoO OLD ST. PETERSBURG (Waltz) (ca. 1917) (5') Manuscript

WoO BALLADE (1917) (ca. 9') Manuscript

WoO EPISODES (Priskaski) (Fleas) (1912-20) (10') 12 Simple Pieces for Piano Heugel-Leduc

  • Op. 6 - PETITE SUITE (1918-19) (10') Durand
  • Op. 7 - PIÈCES SANS TITRES (8 Pieces Without Title) (1915-17) (9') Durand
  • Op. 8 - Nocturne and Dance
  1. NOCTURNE NO. 2 (1919) (2') Durand
  2. DANCE NO. 2 (1919) (3') Durand
  • Op. 9 - 8 PRELUDES (1919-20) (8') Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 10 - FEUILLES LIBRES (Loose Pages) (1920) (9') Durand
  • Op. 11 - ARABESQUES (1920-21) (5') Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 12 - Piano Concerto in F Major [1919-1920]
  • Op. 13 - 9 INVENTIONS (1920-21) (8') Eschig
  • Op. 14 - Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major
  • Op. 15 - 6 Mélodies pour Chant et Piano

WoO ÉTUDE DE CONCERT (Concert Etude) (1920) ( 3') Hamelle-Leduc

  • Op. 18 - 10 ÉTUDES (1915-20) (25') Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 19 - 2 NOVELETTES (192l-22) (10' 30") Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 20 - TOCCATA NO. 2 (1922) (7') Simrock
  • Op. 21 - 6 ÉTUDES DE TRAVAIL (6 Practice Studies) (1922-23) (12') Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 22 - SONATA NO. 1 (1918-19) (16') Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 23 - 4 NOSTALGIC PRELUDES (1922) (7') Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 24 - 4 PRELUDES (1922-23) (4') Durand
  • For composer’s two-flute arrangement of Op. 24/3 see WOODWIND etc.

Op. posth. CANON (1923-24) (2') Transcription for piano by the composer of CANON for String Trio, on which mvt. 2 of Cello Sonata No. 2, Op. 30/1 is based) Bardic

  • For cello version see CELLO SOLO etc.; for trio version see DUO, TRIO etc.
  • Op. 27 - SLAVIC TRANSCRIPTIONS (1924) (13') Heugel-Leduc
    1. Les Batelier du Volga (The Volga Boatmen)
    2. Chanson pour la Cherie (Song for the Beloved)
    3. Chanson: Granderussienne (The Great Russian People) (Later title: Russian Song)
    4. Le long du Volga (The Banks of Volga)
    5. Chanson Tchèque (Czech Song)
  • Op. 28 - CANZONA (1924) (5') Simrock
  • Op. 31 - 4 ROMANCES (1924) (7') Universal
  • Op. 32 - AJANTA’S FRESCOES (1923) (30') Ballet from the story of Buddha by A. Tcherepnin, after an idea of Anna Pavlova and danced by her; choreography by Ivan Cliustin. 4 scenes Universal
  • Op. 33a - INTERMEZZO (arranged from 2nd mvt. of CONCERTO DA CAMERA) (1926) Schott (in THE NEW PIANO BOOK Coll/2, 1953)
  • Op. 35 - Opera OL-OL in 3 scenes after Leonid Andreyev (1924–25). Final version in 5 scenes (1930) (65'). Original text (manuscript) in Russian (prepared by the composer) Published Version in German by R. Hoffmann; in French by Andre G. Block (manuscript version in English) Universal
  • Op. 36b - HISTOIRE DE LA PETITE THERÈSE DE L'ENFANT JESUS (The Story of Little Therese of Infant Jesus) (13 short pieces) (12') Durand
  • Op. 37/3b - Ballet TRAINING (1922) (10') (included as No. 3 in THREE PIECES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, Op. 37-see ORCHESTRA) Scenario by Georges Isarlov; choreography by Hedy Pfundmayr. 1 scene Universal
  • Op. 37/3c - POUR UN ENTRAINEMENT DE BOXE (For a Boxer’s Training) Piano reduction of above by composer from his ballet TRAINING
  • Op. 37/3) (1930) (10') Bardic; Universal
  • Op. 39 - MESSAGE (1926) (10') Universal
  • Op. 39b - VOEUX (Wishes) (1926) (8') Durand
  • Op. 40 - String Quartet No. 2 (©1927)
  • Op. 45 - Opera DIE HOCHZEIT DER SOBEIDE (The Wedding of Sobeide) in 3 scenes after Hu­go von Hofmannsthal (1928-30) (100') Text in German (prepared by the composer) Universal

WoO DIE HEIRAT (The Marriage), in 2 scenes after a comedy by Gogol (65') Music: First scene by Modest Mussorgsky (1863) (30'); Second scene by Alexander Tcherepnin (1934-35) (35') The entire work was orchestrated by A. Tcherepnin. Text in Russian and German. (German translation by Heinrich Burkard) Universal

  • Op. 46 - ENTRETIENS (Conversation) (1930) (ca. 13') Durand


  • Op. 51 - ÉTUDE DU PIANO SUR LA GAMME PENTATONI­QUE (Piano Study on the Pentatonic Scale) (1934-35) Heugel-Leduc
    1. Première Suite (1st Suite) (1934) (3')
    2. Deuxième Suite (2nd Suite) (1934) (4' 30")
    3. Bagatelles chinoises (Chinese Bagatelles) (1935) (11' 30")
  • Op. 52 - FIVE CONCERT ÉTUDES (1934-36) (16') Schott
    1. Shadow Play
    2. The Lute
    3. Homage to China
    4. Punch and Judy
    5. Chant
  • Op. 53 - TECHNICAL EXERCISES ON THE 5 NOTE SCALE (1934-36) C. F. Peters

WoO AUTOUR DES MONTAGNES RUSSES (Riding the Roller Coaster) (1937) (4') Eschig (in the EXPOSITION 1937 Album)

  • Op. 54 - DER FAHREND SCHÜLER MIT DEM TEUFEL­BANNEN (The Wandering Student Who Exorcised the Devil) (1937) (30') Ballet after Hans Sachs

1 scene; original orchestration lost; present orchestration completed 1964 Universal (piano version)

  • Op. 55 - TREPAK (1937) (40') Ballet by Serge Sudeikin and A. Tcherepnin; choreography by Mikhail Mordkin. 3 scenes Universal

WoO LA LEGENDE DE RAZINE (The Legend of Razin) (1940-41) (50') Original title STEN­KA RAZINE. Ballet based on the legend of Stenka Razine by A. Tcherepnin; choreography by A. Eltzov 3 scenes. Also available in reduced orchestra and piano solo version Belaieff

WoO LA FOIRE DE SOROTCHINSKI (Sorochinski Fair) (1940) (ca. 100') Music originally by Modest Moussorgsky; finished and orchestrated by Nicolai Tcherepnin; Ballet version by Alexander Tcherepnin; Manuscript (for information, ask Belaieff)

WoO DIONYS ballet mythologique (1940) (ca. 17') Incorporated into Symphony No. 3, mvts. 1 & 4 Manuscript

WoO ATLANTIDE ballet with French text (1943) Incorporated into Symphony No. 3, mvt. 2 Manuscript missing

WoO LE VENDEUR DES PAPILLONS (The Butterfly Salesman) (ca. 1945) Ballet for Boris Knieaseff, Paris. Incorporated into Symphony No. 3, mvt. 3 Manuscript (for information, ask Belaieff)

WoO LE DEJEUNER SUR L’HERBE (Picnic on the Grass) (1945–46) (30') Ballet based on the music of Joseph Lanner, orchestrated and freely adapted by A Tcherepnin; choreography by Roland Petit; Manuscript (for information, ask Belaieff)

WoO CHOTA ROSTAVELI (1945–46) (3 hours) Ballet in 4 acts;choreography by Serge Lifar. Music by three composers: Acts 1 & 4: Arthur Honegger (1 hour); 2: Alexander Tcherepnin (1 hour); 3: Tibor Harsanyi (1 hour) Manuscript (for information, ask Belaieff)

  • Op. 56 - 7 ETUDES (1938) (9' 30") Belaieff

WoO DIALOGUE (1952) (4') arranged by the composer from SUITE GEORGIENNE, Op. 57, 2nd mvt.

  • For original piano-string version see PIANO AND ORCHESTRA
  • Op. 65 - POUR PETITS ET GRANDS (For Young and Old) (1940) (25') 12 pieces of medium difficulty Durand
  • Op. 66 - CHANT ET REFRAIN (Song and Refrain) (1940) (4' 30") Durand

WoO BADINAGE (1941) (4') Lyche

WoO POLKA (1944) (2') Belaieff

  • For composer’s orchestral version see ORCHESTRA

WoO RONDO À LA RUSSE (1946) (3') Gerig-Breitkopf & Hartel

  • Op. 72 - Opera THE NYMPH AND THE FARMER in 2 scenes (1952) (45') Based on an ancient Chinese legend. Re-orchestration of cantata Pan Kéou (1945) Original text in French by Siao Yu; German version by Ernst Roth; English version by Joseph Machlis Boosey & Hawkes
  • Op. 75 - LE MONDE EN VITRINE (Showcase) (1946) (15') Boosey and Hawkes

WoO LA QUATRIÈME (The Fourth Republic) (1948-49) (3') Heugel-Leduc

  • Op. 77 - Symphony No.2
  • Op. 78 - Fantaisie, for Piano and Orchestra: Eastern chamber dream - Yan Kwei Fei's love sacrifice - Road to Yunnan
  • Op. 79 - LA FEMME ET SON OMBRE (The Woman and her Shadow) (1948) (30') Ballet after a NOH drama by Paul Claudel; choreography by Janine Charrat; AMP

For composer’s orchestral suite (Op. 79a) see ORCHESTRA

WoO LA COLLINE DES FANTÔMES (The Hill of Phantoms) (1953) (26') Ballet after a story by Tran Van Tung; Manuscript (for information, ask Belaieff)

  • Op. 80 - Symphonic March, for Orchestra
  • Op. 81 - EXPRESSIONS (1951) (15') Belaieff
  • Op. 82 - SONGS WITHOUT WORDS (1949-53) (11') C. F. Peters
    1. Elegy
    2. Rondel
    3. Enigma
    4. The Juggler
    5. Hymn to Our Lady
  • Op. 83 - Symphony No.3
  • Op. 84 - Songs and Dances for Cello and Piano [Пѣсни и пляски : для віолончели и фортепіано]
  • Op. 85 - 12 PRELUDES (1952-53) (25') Belaieff
  • Op. 86 - Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra
  • Op. 87a - Rondo for 2 Pianos, 4 Hands
  • Op. 87b - LE GOUFFRE (The Abyss) (1949) (35') Ballet by Vladimir Dokudovsky after a story by Leonid Andreyev Cast: 4 male dancers/ 3 female dancers; C. F. Peters

Three scenes included in composer’s Suite, Op. 87

  • Op. 88 - 8 PIECES FOR PIANO (1954-55) (13') Theo. Presser
    1. Meditation
    2. Intermezzo
    3. Reverie
    4. Impromptu
    5. Invocation
    6. The Chase
    7. Etude
    8. Burlesque
  • Op. 94 - PIANO SONATA NO. 2 (1951) Boosey & Hawkes

WoO ASCENSION (1969) (1') (in album NOUVEAUX MUSICIENS, Vol. 3) Choudens

WoO TWO PIECES FOR CHILDREN (1976) (1') (in album PIANO COMPOSITIONS, U.S.A.) Willis

    1. Indian Trail
    2. Celebration
  • Op. 109 - OPIVOCHKI (i. e., “Little Dregs”) (1975–77) (36') A miscellany of 39 short piano pieces in various styles, some based on sketches for works in other media (e. g., a “Merry ‘Pickwick’ Symphony,” the projected Symphony No. 5 and the Flute Duo, Op. 108). Manu­script

Works without Opus Number

  • Op. posth. TANZ (Dance) (1928) (2') Arranged by composer from 2nd mvt. of QUINTET, Op. 44 Bardic
  • WoO POUR LA PAIX EN ORIENT (For Peace in the Orient) (1926) (2') Originally intended as one of the VOEUX. Manuscript
  • WoO PIANO METHOD ON PENTATONIC SCALE (1934-35) (19') (Chinese Translation by Dr. Hsiao Yu Mei) Shanghai Commercial Press