||Anatoly Aleksandrov (1888-1982)
||Soviet Piano Music, Vol.1: Works written in 1918-27, Part 1: Sonatas|
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1957. Plate M. 26332 Г.
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||Piano Sonata No.4
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
- I. Sonata. Allegro moderato, irato - Largamente - irato - In tempo giusto
- II. Intermezzo. Andante non troppo, quasi Sarabanda
- III. Rondo. Allegro con brio, quasi toccata
- I. Allegro moderato, irato
- II. Andante non troppo quasi Sarabanda
- III. Allegro con brio
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1924-25, rev. 1946
||1926 in Switzerland, Walter Gieseking?* |
1926-01-13, in Moscow, Samuil Feinberg, piano
||1925 (first version)
||This work is claimed to be under copyright in the USA due to|
"restoration" via the GATT/TRIPS amendment (Section 104). NIE-V8002P709
||Samuil Feinberg (1890-1962)
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
||Early 20th century
Wikipedia article (German)
- *Performed (first "Western" public performance?) at the ISCM festival in 1926 - Schissel
- *As in Wührer who adapted Franz Schmidt's piano-left-hand works for piano 2-hands? The same? (Still alive fairly recently (1900-1975 dates - indeed, performed Schmidt's piano concerto sometime in the early 70s, I think...), but then he gave the premiere, not editing involvement &c here, so this doesn't affect copyright here :) ) (Guessing so, so filling in name. Premiere was given at the ISCM festival. Indeed, Myaskovsky's work is mentioned ISCM WMD 1926 Zurich in the description of the 1926 festival's performances, activities, etc. - but pianists mentioned are Gieseking and Maire, not Wührer. Probably?? Gieseking?? - "In Zurich, the pianist Walter Gieseking announced in his recitals of his Fourth Piano Sonata" - see this biography and some other sources.
An article on this festival in Neue Musik, 18Jg, August 1926 issue, notes that Ernst Levy's 5th symphony was given there along with the works by Ferroud and others noted at the ISCM website. Myaskovsky's sonata is mentioned on p.837 and it's suggested that Gieseking substituted for an indisposed Wührer, if my poor German is working right.
Information about Moscow Premiere corrected - Emiles Mern
Original Version was recorded by Leonid Brumberg on Melodiya LP (33Д-13776).