Samuil Feinberg

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For the American composer born Samuel Feinberg, see Sammy Fain.

Samuil Yevgenyevich Feinberg (Russian: Самуи́л Евге́ньевич Фе́йнберг; 26 May 1890, Odessa – 22 October 1962, Moscow) was a Russian and Soviet composer and pianist. Raised in Moscow, he entered the Moscow Conservatory and studied under Alexander Goldenweiser. He is most remembered today for his complete recording of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier and many transcriptions. Feinberg was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1946. He also composed 3 Piano Concertos, a dozen piano sonatas as well as fantasias and other works for the instrument.

Honours and awards[edit]

Works[edit]

Compositions for solo piano[edit]

  • Op. 1: Piano Sonata No. 1 (1915)
  • Op. 2: Piano Sonata No. 2 (1915)
  • Op. 3: Piano Sonata No. 3 (1917)
  • Op. 5: Fantasia No. 1 (1917)
  • Op. 6: Piano Sonata No. 4 (1918)
  • Op. 8: Four Preludes (1920)
  • Op. 9: Fantasia No. 2 (1921)
  • Op. 10: Piano Sonata No. 5 (1921)
  • Op. 11: Suite No. 1 (1922)
  • Op. 13: Piano Sonata No. 6 (1923)
  • Op. 15: Three Preludes (1922)
  • Op. 19: Humoresque
  • Op. 19a: Berceuse
  • Op. 21: Piano Sonata No. 7 (1925)
  • Op. 21: Piano Sonata No. 8 (1928)
  • Op. 24a: Two Chuvash Melodies
  • Op. 25: Suite No. 2 (1936)
  • Op. 27a: Three Melodies (1938)
  • Op. 29: Piano Sonata No. 9 (1939)
  • Op. 30: Piano Sonata No. 10
  • Op. 33: Tale (1947)
  • Op. 40: Piano Sonata No. 11 (1952)
  • Op. 48: Piano Sonata No. 12 (1962)

Concertante[edit]

  • Op. 20: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major (1931)
  • Op. 36: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1944)
  • Op. 44: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor (1947)

Transcriptions, arrangements, and cadenzas for solo piano[edit]

  • —--- Two Cadenzas to Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 17
  • —--- Three Arrangements from Tchaikovsky's Symphonies, Op. 31
  • 1918 Bach-Vivaldi Concerto, Op. 35
  • 1956 Bach: Organ Prelude and Fugue (E Minor), Op.. 37
  • —--- Bach: Largo from Organ Sonata (C Major), Op. 38
  • —--- Four Cadenzas to Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467, Op. 41
  • —--- Nocturne from Borodin's String Quartet No. 2, Op. 42
  • —--- Arrangements of Tchaikovsky's Three Songs for Children, Op. 43
  • —--- Bach, Thirteen Chorale Preludes
  • —--- Borodin, Alexander, String Quartet No. 2: Scherzo
  • —--- Corelli, Arcangelo, Two Sarabandes (from violin sonatas)
  • —--- Frescobaldi, Girolamo, Canzone, Sonata
  • —--- Locatelli, Pietro, Fragment of a Concerto
  • —--- Marcello, Benedetto, Prelude, Three Fragments from Cantatas
  • —--- Mussorgsky, Modest, Songs and Dances of Death: Serenade

Other works[edit]

  • Op. 23: Three Songs (1936-38)
  • Op. 46: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1955-56)

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