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GLINKA, Mikhail Ivanovich 1804-1857

COMPLETE PIANO WORKS • 2


  • Inga Fiolia, piano

Glinka wrote a series of delightful polkas, mazurkas, galops and waltzes that were predominantly intended for fashionable drawing rooms and salons. He also wrote more substantial pieces such as the Grande Valse in G major and the Polonaise in E major which were initially scored for orchestra. Some pieces were also based on pre-existing melodies such as the Variations on a theme of Mozart, which is inspired by a melody drawn from Die Zauberflöte, and the attractive Tarantella in A minor, a rhythmic adaptation of the Russian folk song In the field there stood a birch tree.

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Tracklist

1
Grande Valse in G Major (1839) (00:06:47)
2
Mazurka in C Major (1852) (00:01:23)
3
Nouvelles Contredanses (1828) (00:04:49)
4
Tarantella in A Minor (1843) (00:01:00)
5
Mazurka in C Minor (1843) (00:02:34)
6
Waltz in B-Flat Major (1838) (00:03:27)
7
Waltz in E-Flat Major (1838) (00:01:43)
8
5 Nouvelles Quadrilles Françaises (?1826) (00:04:16)
9
5 Contredanses (1839) (00:02:59)
10
La Couventine, Contredanses (1839) (00:04:18)
11
Polka in D Minor (1849) (00:00:37)
12
Detskaya polka (Children's Polka) (1854) (00:03:38)
13
Mazurka in F Major (1835) (?1835) (00:02:19)
14
Bolero in D Minor (1840) (00:05:06)
15
Mazurka in F Major (1834) (1834) (00:00:46)
16
Mazurka in A-Flat Major (1834) (00:01:12)
17
Variations on a Theme of Mozart in E-Flat Major (1st version for piano) (1822) (00:08:38)
18
Cotillon in B-Flat Major (1828) (00:01:28)
19
Galop in E-Flat Major (1839) (00:00:39)
20
Mazurka in G Major (1828) (00:01:10)
21
Polonaise in E Major (1839) (00:05:03)
22
Valse-Fantaisie in B Minor (1839) (00:08:07)
23
Proshchal'nïy val's (Farewell Waltz) (1831) (00:01:01)
Total Time: 01:13:00

The Artist

A multiple prizewinner of international competitions and described in the international press as a “poet on the piano with remarkable maturity”, Georgian-born pianist Inga Fiolia graduated from the Central Music School of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and the Cologne Musikhochschule with Alexey Nasedkin, Rudolf Kehrer and Vassily Lobanov. As a soloist, she has collaborated with world-renowned orchestras including the Brandenburg State Opera Philharmonic, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Georgian State Chamber Orchestra and National Philharmonic, the Bergische Symphoniker, and the South Westphalia Philharmonic. She has performed for major TV and radio stations including ZDF, ARTE, Classica TV, SWR, Deutschlandradio, WDR and Georgian TV.

Reviews

“The young German-Georgian pianist plays with zest, energy, and just the right amount of temperament to make it all sound convincing.” – American Record Guide

“everything here is played with affection; you’ll be gratified” – Fanfare