List of compositions by Nikolai Myaskovsky

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This is a list of compositions by Nikolai Myaskovsky by category.

Symphonies[edit]

Other orchestral works[edit]

  • Silence (Molchaniye), symphonic poem after Edgar Allan Poe, Op. 9 (1910)
  • Overture for symphony orchestra, Op. 9 bis (1909 orchestration of 1907 piano sonata in G major; rev. 1948)
  • Sinfonietta No.1 in A major for small orchestra, Op. 10 (1911)
  • Alastor, symphonic poem after Shelley, Op. 14 (1913)
  • Diversions (Razvlyichenie), Op.32 (1929):[1]
    • No. 1. Serenade for small orchestra
    • No. 2. Sinfonietta No. 2 in B minor for string orchestra
    • No. 3. Lyric Concertino for flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, harp and string orchestra
  • Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 44 (1938)
  • 2 Pieces for string orchestra, Op. 46 bis, arranged from Symphony No.19 (1939)
  • Salutation Overture in C major, Op. 48 (1939)
  • 2 Marches for wind orchestra, Op. 53 (1941)
  • Dramatic Overture for wind orchestra, Op. 60 (1942)
  • Links (Zvenya) – Suite for orchestra, Op. 65 (1945) Orchestrations of early piano pieces
  • Cello Concerto in C minor, Op. 66 (1944)
  • Sinfonietta No.3 in A minor for string orchestra, Op. 68 (1946)
  • Slavonic Rhapsody in D minor, Op. 71 (1946)
  • Pathetic Overture in C minor, Op.76 (1947)
  • Divertissement for small orchestra, Op. 80 (1948)

Choral music[edit]

  • Cantata "Kirov is With Us" after Tichonov, Op.61 (1942–43)
  • Nocturne "Kreml nochiu" (The Kremlin at Night), after Wassiljev, Op.75 (1947)

Chamber music[edit]

  • Cello Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 (1911, rev. 1935)
  • String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33, No. 1 (1929–30)
  • String Quartet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 33, No. 2 (1930)
  • String Quartet No. 3 in D minor, Op. 33, No. 3 (1930 revision of early quartet of 1910)
  • String Quartet No. 4 in F minor, Op. 33, No. 4 (1930 revision of early quartet of 1911)
  • String Quartet No. 5 in E minor, Op. 47 (1938–39)
  • String Quartet No. 6 in G minor, Op. 49 (1939–40)
  • String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 55 (1941)
  • String Quartet No. 8 in F sharp minor, Op. 59 (1942)
  • String Quartet No. 9 in D minor, Op. 62 (1943)
  • String Quartet No. 10 in F major, Op. 67, No. 1 (1945 revision of early quartet of 1907)
  • String Quartet No. 11 in E flat major, Op. 67, No. 2 (1945)
  • Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 70 (1946)
  • String Quartet No. 12 in G major, Op. 77 (1947)
  • Cello Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 81 (1948)
  • String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 86 (1950)

Piano music[edit]

Before his official Piano Sonata No. 1, Myaskovsky composed four or five unpublished piano sonatas. One of these was orchestrated as the Overture for small orchestra, and two more were revised in 1944 to become the official Sonatas Nos. 5 and 6. From about 1907 to 1919, Myaskovsky wrote dozens of short piano pieces as studies or exploratory drafts: he provisionally collected these in eight (unpublished) albums and referred to them collectively as Flofion or by the diminutive Flofionchiki, an apparently made-up word meaning something like 'Frolics' or 'Whimsies'.[2] Several of these were re-worked into the published piano collections Opp. 25, 29, 31, 78 and the orchestral suite Op. 65, while others provided movements – e.g. the slow movement of Piano Sonata No. 4[3] – or thematic material for later chamber and orchestral works.

  • Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 6 (1907)[4]
  • Sonata No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 13 (1912)
  • Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 19 (1920; second, much altered version 1939)
  • Sonata No. 4 in C minor, Op. 27 (1924, rev. 1945)
  • Whimsies (Prichudi), 6 sketches, Op. 25 (1917–19, rev. 1923)
  • Reminiscences (Vospominaniya), 6 pieces, Op. 29 (1907-8; rev. 1927)
  • Yellowed Leaves (Pozheltevshiye Straniytsi), 6 Pieces, Op. 31 (1907–19, rev. 1928)
  • Sonatina in E minor, Op. 57 (1941)
  • Song and Rhapsody (later called Prelude and Rondo-Sonata), Op. 58 (1942)
  • Sonata No. 5 in B major, Op. 64, No. 1 (1944 revision of early sonata of 1907)[4]
  • Sonata No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 64, No. 2 (1944 revision of early sonata)
  • Polyphonic Sketches, Op. 78 (1947)
  • Sonata No. 7 in C major, Op. 82 (1948)
  • Sonata No. 8 in D minor, Op. 83 (1949)
  • Sonata No. 9 in F major, Op. 84 (1949)

Songs[edit]

  • Three Sketches to Words by Viacheslav Ivanov, Op. 8 (1908) 1. The Temple Valley, 2. Pan and Psyche, 3. The Storm

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In full 'Diversions, or three Collections of Games and Songs for Orchestra' according to Manashir Yakubov, liner notes to Claves CD 50-9415.
  2. ^ S. S. Prokofiev i N. Ya. Myaskovsky Perepiska (Moscow: Sovyetski Kompozitor, 1977), p. 483.
  3. ^ Murray McLachlan, liner notes to Olympia OCD 217.
  4. ^ a b Nice, David (2003). Prokofiev: From Russia to the West, 1891–1935 at Google Books, page 48 contains some information about the D minor and B major sonatas, originally Myaskovsky's 3rd and 4th from his conservatory years, and Prokofiev's critiques at his friend's behest. Mention is also made on page 47 of Flofionchiki.

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