ANATOLY ALEXANDROV (1888-1982): Piano Music, Vol. 1 - Ballade, Op. 49, 4 Narratives, Op. 48, Sonata No. 8 in B Flat, Op. 50, Echoes of the Theatre, Op. 60, Romantic Episodes, Op. 88.
Catalogue Number: 02P073
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0186
Description: All of these works come from 1939 to the mid 1940s except for the late, retrospectively romantic Episodes of 1962 and the composer has assimilated the post-Scriabin expressionism, intense dissonance and chromaticism of his youthful works into a Russian Romanticism redolent of Medtner especially and of Rachmaninov. There is much troubled intensity in the Ballade and Narratives but, on the other hand, Alexandrov could produce such a suite as Echoes which, if anything, leans toward the neo-baroque piano music of Ravel. Kyung-Ah Noh (piano).