List of works by Alexandr Tcherepnin

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  1. Nocturne No. 1
  2. Dance No. 1
  • Op. 3 - Scherzo, for Piano (1917) (3') Durand
  • Op. 4 - Sonatine Romantique, for Piano (1918) (13') Durand
  • Op. 5 - Bagatelles (10 pieces for Piano and Orchestra, also the version for Piano and Strings) (1912–18) (12'). Revised and edited (1958) Heugel-Leduc, 1965
  • Op. 6 - Petite Suite, for Piano (1918-19) (10') Durand
  • Op. 7 - Pièces Sans Titres (8 Pieces Without Title), for Piano (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, for Piano (1919-20) (8') Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 10 - Feuilles Libres (Loose Pages), for Piano (1920) (9') Durand
  • Op. 11 - Arabesques, for Piano (1920-21) (5') Heugel-Leduc (No. 5 also for Violin and Piano)
  • Op. 12 - Piano Concerto in F Major [1919-1920]
  • Op. 13 - 9 Inventions, for Piano (1920-21) (8') Eschig
  • Op. 14 - Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major (1921-22)
  • Op. 15 - 6 Mélodies, for Soprano or Tenor with Piano (1921)
  • Op. 16 - 8 Mélodies, for Soprano or Tenor with Piano (1918-22)
  • Op. 17 - Haltes (Stops) Soprano or Tenor with Piano (1918-22)
  • Op. 18 - 10 Études, for Piano (1915-20) (25') Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 19 - 2 Novelettes, for Piano (192l-22) (10' 30") Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 20 - Toccata No. 2, for Piano (1922) (7') Simrock
  • Op. 21 - 6 Études de travail (6 Practice Studies), for Piano (1922-23) (12') Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 22 - Piano Sonata No. 1 (1918-19) (16') Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 23 - 4 Nostalgic Preludes, for Piano (1922) (7') Heugel-Leduc
  • Op. 24 - 4 Preludes, for Piano (1922-23) (4') Durand (No. 3 also for two flutes)
  • Op. 25 - Rhapsody Georgienne (Georgian Rhapsody) for cello and orchestra (1922) (also arr. for cello and piano)
  • Op. 26 - Piano Concerto No. 2 (1922-23), original version for smaller orchestra; re-orchestrated for larger orchestra (1950)
  • Op. 27 - Slavic Transcriptions, for Piano (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, for Piano (1924) (5') Simrock
  • Op. 29 - Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano (1924)
  • Op. 30 No. 1 - Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano (1924) (Also 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
  • Op. 30 No. 2 - Sonata No. 3 for Cello and Piano (1919-26).
  • Op. 31 - 4 Romances, for Piano (1924) (7') Universal
  • Op. 32 - Ajanta's Frescoes, ballet in 4 scenes (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. 33 - Concerto da Camera for Flute, Violin and Chamber Orchestra (1924). Mainz : Schott, сор. 1925. Also arr. for flute, violin and piano
  • Op. 33a - Intermezzo, for Piano (arranged from 2nd mvt. of CONCERTO DA CAMERA) (1926) Schott (in THE NEW PIANO BOOK Coll/2, 1953)
  • Op. 34 - Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (1925).
  • 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-ed., сор. 1926
  • Op. 36 - String Quartet No. 1 (Love Offering of St. Theresa) (1922)
  • Op. 36a - Musica Sacra (1973). Arrangement (with Kurt Redel) for string orchestra from String Quartet No. 1 (1922)
  • Op. 36b - Histoire de la petite Thérèse de l'enfant Jésus (The Story of Little Therese of Infant Jesus), 13 short pieces for Piano (12') Durand
  • Op. 37 - 3 Stücke fur Kammerorchester (Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra), 1921-25.
  1. Overture
  2. Mystère
  3. Pour un entrainment de boxe (For a Boxer's Training)
  • Op. 37/2 - Mystère, for Cello and Chamber Orchestra (1925). Also arr. for cello and piano.
  • Op. 37/3 - Training, version for oboe and bassoon with chamber orchestra (1930) (10') Bardic; Universal
  • Op. 37/3b - Training, ballet in one scene (1922) (10') (included as No. 3 in THREE PIECES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, Op. 37) Scenario by Georges Isarlov; choreography by Hedy Pfundmayr. 1 scene Universal
  • Op. 37/3c - Pour un Entraînement de Boxe (For a Boxer’s Training) Piano reduction of above by composer from his ballet Training (1930)
  • Op. 38 - 12 Preludes (Violoncelle bien tempéré) (The Well-Tempered Cello), for Cello and Piano (1925-26). Also arr. for cello and percussion (2,4) and for cello and strings (3, 9,10)
  • Op. 39 - Message, for Piano solo (1926) (10') Universal
  • Op. 39b - Voeux (Wishes), for Piano solo (1926) (8') Durand
  • Op. 40 - String Quartet No. 2 (1926)
  • Op. 41 - Magna Mater (1926-27)
  • Op. 42 - Symphony No. 1 (1927); Also, Scherzo for percussion ensemble from Symphony No. 1
  • Op. 43 - Elegy, for Violin and Piano (1929)
  • Op. 44 - Quintet, for Piano and Strings (1927). Also, Op. posth. Tanz (Dance), arrangement of second movement of the Quintet for piano (1928); Op. posth. TANZ (Dance) (1928) (2') Arranged by composer from 2nd mvt. of QUINTET, Op. 44 Bardic
  • Op. 45 - Die Hochzeit der Sobeide (The Wedding of Sobeide), opera in 3 scenes (1928-30) after Hu­go von Hofmannsthal (1928-30) (100') Text in German (prepared by the composer) Universal
  • Op. 45a - Festmusik (Celebration Music), suite from the opera Die Hochzeit der Sobeide (1930)
  • Op. 46 - Entretiens (Conversations), for Piano solo (1930) (ca. 13') Durand
  • Op. 47 - Concertino for Violin, Cello, Piano and String Orchestra (1930-31); original version for 12 solo strings and piano (1930); Also version for clarinet, bassoon, piano and strings (1944); Trio Concertante, arrangement for violin, cello, piano and strings (1960); Triple Concertino, definitive version for violin, cello, piano and orchestra (1965)
  • Op. 48 - Piano Concerto No. 3 (1931-32); Also, arr. for 2 pianos
  • Op. 49 - Duo for Violin and Cello (1932)
  • Op. 50 - Dances Russes (1933)
  • 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 - 5 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, piano studies (1934-36) C. F. Peters, 1961
  • 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, ballet in 3 scenes (with Serge Sudeikin) (1937) (40'); choreography by Mikhail Mordkin. 3 scenes Universal
  • Op. 56 - 7 Etudes, for Piano (1938) (9' 30") Belaieff
  • 'Op. 57 - Suite Georgienne (Georgian Suite) for piano and strings (1938); Also arr. for 2 pianos, for 1 piano 4 hands; Dialogue, arr. of 2nd movement of Georgian Suite for piano solo (1952)
  • 'Op. 58 - Sonatina for Timpani and Piano (1939); arr. for timpani and orchestra (1954), for timpani and band (1963)
  • 'Op. 59 - Trio for 3 flutes (1939)
  • Op. 60 - Quartet for 4 Flutes (1939). Frankfurt : M. Belaieff, сор. 1950, [1989]
  • Op. 61 - Trio for 3 Trumpets or Clarinets (1939)
  • Op. 62 - March for 3 Trumpets in B-flat (1939)
  • Op. 63 - Sonatine Sportive for Alto Saxophone or Bassoon and Piano (1939); also, version for cello and piano (1939); Op. posth. Sonata in One Movement for clarinet and piano (1939)
  • Op. 64 - Andante for Tuba or Bass Trombone and Piano (1939)
  • Op. 65 - Pour Petits et Grands (For Young and Old), 12 piano pieces of medium difficulty (1940) (25') Durand
  • Op. 66 - Chant et refrain (Song and Refrain), for Piano solo (1940) (4' 30") Durand
  • Op. 67 - Romantic Overture (1942)
  • Op. 68 - 2 Mélodies, for Soprano or Tenor and Piano (1946)
  • Op. 69 - Evocation (Enfance do Saint-Nino) (The Childhood of Saint Nino) (1944)
  • Op. 70 - Mouvement perpetuel for Violin and Piano (1944)
  • Op. 71 - 7 Songs on Chinese Poems, for Soprano or Tenor and Piano (1945). Text in Chinese, Russian and English
  • Op. 72 - The Nymph and the Farmer, opera 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. 73 - Les Douze (The Twelve) for Narrator and Small Orchestra (1945). Text in Russian, French, German or English; also, version for narrator and piano
  • Op. 74 - Nativity Play, cantata for 2 Sopranos, Tenor, Bass, Chorus (optional), String Orchestra and Percussion (1945). Text in English, French, German or Russian; also, version for voice and piano
  • Op. 75 - Le Monde en Vitrine (Showcase), for Piano solo (1946) (15') Boosey and Hawkes
  • Op. 76 - Suite for Cello Solo (1946)
  • Op. 77 - Symphony No. 2 (1946-51)
  • Op. 78 - Fantaisie, for Piano and Orchestra (Piano Concerto No. 4): Eastern chamber dream - Yan Kwei Fei's love sacrifice - Road to Yunnan (1947); also arr. for 2 pianos
  • Op. 79 - La Femme et Son Ombre (The Woman and her Shadow), ballet (1948) (30') Ballet after a NOH drama by Paul Claudel; choreography by Janine Charrat; AMP
  • Op. 79a - Japanese Suite, orchestral suite from the ballet The Woman and her Shadow (1948)
  • Op. 80 - Symphonic March, for Orchestra (1951). Also, version for band (1954)
  • Op. 81 - Expressions, for Piano solo (1951) (15') Belaieff
  • Op. 82 - Songs Without Words, for Piano Solo (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 (1951) (unpub.?)
  1. Incorporating music from the ballet Dionys (1940)
  2. Incorporating music from the ballet Atlantide (1943)
  3. Incorporating music from the ballet Le Vendeur des papillons (~1945)
  4. Incorporating music from the ballet Dionys (1940)
  • Op. 84 - Songs and Dances [Песни и пляски], for Cello and Piano (1953)
  • Op. 85 - 12 Preludes, for Piano (1952-53) (25') Belaieff
  • Op. 86 - Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra (1953); also arr. for harmonica and piano
  • Op. 87 - Suite for Orchestra (1953), comprising first three movements from the ballet Le Gouffre.
  • Op. 87a - Rondo for 2 Pianos, 4 Hands - arrangement for 2 pianos of final movement of Suite for Orchestra (1952)
  • 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. 89 - The Lost Flute, for Narrator and Orchestra (1954)
  • Op. 90 - Divertimento (1955-57)
  • Op.91 - Symphony No.4 in E minor (1957); published 1959, Boosey & Hawkes)
  • Op.92 - Georgiana (1958-59), suite for Orchestra from the ballet Chota Rostaveli (1946). Op. posth. Suite de ballet, arrangement after the second act of the ballet for 2 pianos and percussion (1946)
  • Op.93 - Symphonisches Gebet (Symphonic Prayer) (1959)
  • Op.94 - Piano Sonata No. 2 (1951, or 1961?) Boosey & Hawkes
  • Op.95 - Cycle of 7 Chinese Folksongs for bass or other voices and piano (1962). In Chinese and English
  • Op.96 - Piano Concerto No. 5 (1963), original version for Large Orchestra; also, version for piano and small orchestra, and for 2 pianos
  • Op.97 - Serenade for Strings (1964)
  • Op.98 - Vom Spass und Ernst (Of Things Light and Earnest), folksong cantata for Contralto or Bass and String Orchestra (1964). Text in Russian, German or English
  • Op.99 - Piano Concerto No. 6 (1965); also, version arr. for 2 pianos
  • Op.100 - Suite for Harpsichord (1966)
  • Op.101 - Sonata da Chiesa for Viola da gamba and Organ (1966); also, version for viola da gamba, string quintet, flute and cembalo
  • Op.102 - Mass for 3 Equal Voices (2 sopranos and alto, a cappella) (1966)
  • Op.103 - 6 Liturgical Chants for Mixed Chorus a cappella (1967)
  1. Cherubim song
  2. O My God
  3. Light So Tender
  4. Prayer to the Holy Spirit
  5. Transfiguration
  6. Alleluia
  • Op.104 - 4 Russian Folksongs for Mixed Chorus a cappella (1967)
  1. Hills
  2. Shali-Vali
  3. Complaint
  4. Nonsense Song
  • Op.105 - Brass quintet (1970)
  • Op.106 - Russian Sketches, for youth orchestra (1971); also, version for band (1977)
  • Op.107 - Woodwind quintet (1976)
  • Op.108 - (posth.) Duo for 2 Flutes (1977)
  • Op. 109 - Opivochki (i. e., “Little Dregs”) (1975–77) (36'), 39 miscellaneous short pieces for piano 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

  • OLD ST. PETERSBURG (Waltz) (ca. 1917) (5') Manuscript
  • BALLADE (1917) (ca. 9') Manuscript
  • EPISODES (Priskaski) (Fleas) (1912-20) (10') 12 Simple Pieces for Piano Heugel-Leduc
  • ÉTUDE DE CONCERT (Concert Etude) (1920) ( 3') Hamelle-Leduc
  • POUR LA PAIX EN ORIENT (For Peace in the Orient) (1926) (2') Originally intended as one of the VOEUX. Manuscript
  • PIANO METHOD ON PENTATONIC SCALE (1934-35) (19') (Chinese Translation by Dr. Hsiao Yu Mei) Shanghai Commercial Press
  • 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
  • AUTOUR DES MONTAGNES RUSSES (Riding the Roller Coaster) (1937) (4') Eschig (in the EXPOSITION 1937 Album)
  • 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
  • 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
  • DIONYS ballet mythologique (1940) (ca. 17') Incorporated into Symphony No. 3, mvts. 1 & 4 Manuscript
  • ATLANTIDE ballet with French text (1943) Incorporated into Symphony No. 3, mvt. 2 Manuscript missing
  • LE VENDEUR DES PAPILLONS (The Butterfly Salesman) (ca. 1945) Ballet for Boris Kniaseff, Paris. Incorporated into Symphony No. 3, mvt. 3 Manuscript
  • 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
  • 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
  • BADINAGE (1941) (4') Lyche
  • POLKA (1944) (2') Belaieff. Also composer’s orchestral version.
  • RONDO À LA RUSSE (1946) (3') Gerig-Breitkopf & Hartel
  • LA QUATRIÈME (The Fourth Republic) (1948-49) (3') Heugel-Leduc
  • LA COLLINE DES FANTÔMES (The Hill of Phantoms) (1953) (26') Ballet after a story by Tran Van Tung; Manuscript
  • ASCENSION (1969) (1') (in album NOUVEAUX MUSICIENS, Vol. 3) Choudens
  • TWO PIECES FOR CHILDREN (1976) (1') (in album PIANO COMPOSITIONS, U.S.A.) Willis
    1. Indian Trail
    2. Celebration