Works For Piano
Featured works: 3 Compositions (1914); 3 Etudes (1914); Sonata No. 1 (1914); Prelude (1915); 2 Compositions (1915); Sonata No. 2 (1916); 2 Poems (1920); 5 Preludes (1919-22); Sonata No. 5 (1923). Performed by Irina Emeliantseva, piano. "The man was a political suspect: a free-thinker, a romantic social revolutionary, one who was not able to gain a footing on the floor of Marxist-Leninist ideology. As a musician and philosopher he experimented with new tonal systems, which led to him being banned as a composer. And for decades after his death he remained for Soviet authorities an 'unperson'. Abroad, in the West, his music - despite recommendation by Igor Stravinsky - was hardly ever heard, up to 1989. After the pioneering recordings by Marc-André Hamelin and others a new generation of musicians has begun to discover his music: the young Russian pianist and composer Irina Emeliantseva is one good example, a player who is also a painter and who has really taken on board the expressive style of Roslavets."