Nikolai Korndorf

Internet Edition compiled by Onno van Rijen

Updated 25 January 2008


Born

23 January 1947 in Moscow. Died: 30 May 2001 in Vancouver (Canada).

Education

At the State Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow (composition under S. Balassanhan; 1973 DMA in composition; composition under L. Ginsburg; 1979 MM in conducting).

Main Works

Symphony No 1 for full symphony orchestra (1975)
Duration: 33'.
Monologue and Ostinato for saxophone and piano (1978)
CD OP3501: Filip Davidse (saxophone), Naomi Tamura (piano)
"Confessiones" for 14 players and tape (1979)
Duration: 21'.
LP: Melodiya C10 5169-70
CD: Bolshoi Orchestra Solists Ensemble, A. Lazarev (cond)
Symphony No 2 for full symphony orchestra (1980)
Duration: 31'.
CD: State Symphony Orchestra, A. Lazarev (cond)
"Movements" for percussion ensemble (1981)
Duration: 22'.
CD: Percussion Ensemble of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, N. Korndorf (cond)
"Primitive music" for twelve saxophones (1981)
Duration: 17'.
CD: Moscow Saxophone Ensemble, N. Korndorf (cond)
"Yarilo" for piano and tape (1981)
Duration: 21'.
LP: Melodiya C10 21917 000
CD: Vassily Lobanov (piano)
CD Megadisc MDC 7804: (No. 1) Ivan Sokolov (piano)
"Yes!!", ritual for three singers, chamber ensemble and tape (1982)
Duration: 42'.
"Singing" for mezzo-soprano and tape (1982)
Duration: 20'.
"Tristful Songs" for chamber choir and percussion (1 player) (1983)
Duration: 37'.
"Con Sordino" for 16 string instruments and harpsichord (1984)
Duration: 15'.
"Lullaby" for two pianos (1984)
Duration: 15'.
CD: Ivan Sokolov & Anton Bagatov (piano)
Brass-quintet for two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba (1985)
Duration: 19'.
"Concerto capriccioso" for violoncello solo, string orchestra and percussions (1986)
Duration: 24'.
"Amoroso" for 11 players (1986)
Duration: 20'.
CD: Bolshoi Orchestra Solists Ensemble, A. Lazarev (cond)
"The Dance in Metal in Honour of John Cage" for one percussion player (1986)
Duration: 14'.
"In Honour of Alfred Schnittke (AGSCH)", string trio for violin, viola and violoncello (1986)
Duration: 32'.
CD Megadisc MDC 7817: Patricia Kopatshinskaya (violin), Daniel Raiskin (viola), Alexander Ivanshkin (cello)
Hymn I "Sempre Tutti" for full symphony orchestra (1987)
Duration: 22'.
CD Art and Electronics CD AED 68017
Hymn II for full symphony orchestra (1987)
Duration: 21'.
CD Sony SK 66824: BBC SO, A. Lazarev (conductor), Catherine Bell (soprano) (1994)
"MR (Marina and Rainer)", chamber opera in one act after J. Lourié (1989)
Duration: 90'.
Symphony No 3 for full symphony orchestra, boy's choir, men's choir, piano solo and narrator (1989)
Duration: 90'.
Hymn III "In Honour of Gustav Mahler" for full symphony orchestra and soprano (1990)
Duration: 36'.
CD Sony SK 66824: BBC SO, A. Lazarev (conductor), Catherine Bell (soprano)
"Mozart-Variations" for string sextet (1990)
Duration: 20'.
CD: Vetta Ensemble, N. Korndorf (cond)
"Continuum" for organ and tape (bells, gongs and tam-tams) (1991)
Duration: 80'.
"The Magic Gift of Segnoro Luigi" for percussion ensemble (1991)
Duration: 42'. With V. Ekimovsky, V. Tarnopolsky, A. Raskatov, W. Shut, A. Wustin, V. Martynov and S. Gubaidulina.
"Prologue" for full symphony orchestra (1992)
Duration: 17'.
"Let the Earth Bring Forth" for chamber ensemble (1992)
Duration: 35'.
String Quartet for two violins, viola and violoncello (1992)
Duration: 60'.
"...Si Muove!", play for instrumental ensemble, actors and dancers (1993)
Duration: 56'.
"Epilogue" for full symphony orchestra (1993)
Duration: 24'.
CD: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, M. Bernardi (cond)
"Victor (The Victor)" for full symphony orchestra (1995)
Duration: 37'.
"Welcome!" for female choir and instruments played by singers themseves (1995)
Duration: 40'.
"Get out!!!" for any four or more instruments (1995)
Duration: 21'.
"Welcome!", version for six female voices and instruments played by singers themseves (1995)
Duration: 40'.
CD: Vancouver New Music Chorus, O. Underhill (cond)
"Are You Ready, Brother?", trio for piano, violin, and violoncello (1996)
Duration: 21'.
CD Megadisc MDC 7817: Patricia Kopatshinskaya (violin), Alexander Ivanshkin (cello), Ivan Sokolov (piano)
Symphony No. 4 "Underground music" for full symphony orchestra (1996)
Duration: 39'.
"Music for Owen Underhill and His Magnificent Eight" for chamber ensemble (1997)
Duration: 21'.
"Passacaglia" for solo cello (1997)
Duration: 21'. Dedicated to Alexander Ivashkin.
CD Megadisc MDC 7817: Alexander Ivanshkin (cello)
"A smile of Maud Lewis" for small symphony orchestra (1998)
Duration: 16'.
CD CBC Vancouver Orchestra, K. Akiyama (cond)
"Canzone triste" for harp (1998)
Duration: 17'.
CD: Rita Constanzi (harp)
"Musica Nominis Expers" for full symphony orchestra (1998)
Duration: 20'.
"In D" for full symphony orchestra (1998)
DD>Duration: 13'.
"The Smile of Maud Lewis" for small symphony orchestra (1998)
Duration: 16'.
"Lament, Response and Glorification" for cello and piano (1998-1999)
Duration: 15'.
"A Letter to V. Martynov and G. Pelecis" for piano (1999)
Duration: 10'.
CD: Mikhail Dubov (piano)
"Echo" for mixed choir and ensemble (1999)
After a text by G. Herbert. Duration: 13'.
"Merry Music for Very Nice People" for violin, cello, clarinet, piano and percussion (2000)
Duration: 12'.
AND FURTHERMORE:

Orchestration of Rachmaninov's. Preludes opus 23 Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 10 for full orchestra

Orchestration of Rachmaninov's Preludes opus 32 Nos. 2, 4, 6, 7, 10 & 11 for full orchestra

Orchestration of Prokofiev's Etudes opus 2 Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4 for full orchestra

Orchestration of Debussy's "L'Isle joyeuse" for full orchestra

Orchestration of Scriabin's Sonata No. 8 for ensemble


Thanks to the composer, Galina Averina and to Greg Newsome from Canada for information

For more information please check: Korndorf's page I
and/or Korndorf's page II.

Publishers of scores: Reters Musikverlag (Frankfurt, Germany) and Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski (Hamburg, Germany).


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