TAMARA KONSTANTIN (b.1961): Cello Sonata, Moonlight Rhapsody for Cello and Piano, for Piano Trio: Poundbury, Rêverie, Greenhill, Purbeck, Chesel Beach, for Solo Piano: Sonatas Nos. 3 & 4, 24 Hours, Nocturne Regrets, Chapelhay Steps, Love Ballad, Recollections, Twilight.

Catalogue Number: 04U058

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.579032

Format: CD

Price: $12.98

Description: This collection of recent works by Tamara Konstantin, the wife of an oil executive but also a graduate of the Tblisi Music Academy in her native Georgia, brings together short piano and chamber pieces, all of which share her inclination towards miniature forms, flowing melodies and unpretentious charm. Many of these are inspired by the beautiful countryside and coastline of Konstantin’s Dorset home, evoking an elegiac wistfulness peculiar to English pastoral music. Others reflect moods or emotions both universal and specific, such as the powerful Third Piano Sonata dedicated to the suffering experienced by the members of Konstantin’s family who were exiled to Siberia by Stalin, and the evocative and lyrical Love Ballad. Tamara Konstantin (piano), Marc Verter (piano - sonatas), Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (cello), Yu-Mien Sun (violin).

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