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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-German pianist Inga Fiolia has a bright future. Since giving her first performance with an orchestra at the age of seven in Tbilisi with the Georgian State Chamber Orchestra, she has shown an outstanding ability as a soloist, accompanist and interpreter of a wide variety of styles, from Baroque to 21st-century compositions.

Reviews

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

“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