|Oleg Komarnitsky||Sonata For Violin And Piano Alyonushka,
Suite For Piano,
Sonata For Solo Cello In C Minor,
Two Pieces For Piano,
Andante Amoroso For Violin And Piano,
Two Pieces On Swiss Folksongs,
Monologue For Solo Violin,
Canon: ‘In A Smithy’,
Slavonic Capriccio For Violin And Piano .
London Piano Trio (Piano Trio), Robert Atchison (Violin), David Jones (Cello), Olga Dudnik (Piano).
In his short life the Moscow-born Oleg Komarnitsky (1946–98) produced music in a wide variety of genres – orchestral, choral, chamber, instrumental and more, not least works for children – but almost none of it has been recorded before; it wasn’t even heard outside Russia before 1996. Komarnitsky’s music is accessible and lyrical, with the Slavic melancholy which colours the string works here (apparently all that survives of his chamber music) balanced by the buoyant and innocent humour of his piano music, with its echoes of Prokofiev and Shostakovich.