Nikolai Rakov

Internet Edition compiled by Onno van Rijen

Updated 11 November 2012


Born

On 1/14 March 1908 in Kaluga. Died: 3 November 1990 in Moscow.

Works

Two Etudes for piano (1929)

Story for viola and piano (1930)

Four Preludes for piano (1930)

Scherzo for orchestra (1930)

Mari-Suite for orchestra (1931)

Dance Suite for orchestra (1934)

Four Lyric Pieces for piano (1935)

Five Preludes for piano (1936)

Two Pieces on Mari Themes for piano (1936)

Ten Novelettes for piano (1937)

Symphony No. 1 in D major (1940)

Revised in 1958.

Melodiya D 04438-9: Moscow PO, N. Rakov (cond)
LP Westminster: Moscow PO, N. Rakov (cond)

Four Romances for voice and piano (1941)

Heroic March for orchestra (1942)

Poem for cello and piano (1942)

CD Brilliant Classics 93096 (7 CD-set): Daniel Shafran (cello), Nina Musinyan (piano)
Romance for double bass and piano (1943)

Violin Concerto No. 1 in E minor (1944)

LP Melodiya D 2685-6: Radio Orchestra, N. Rakov (cond), I. Oistrakh (violin)
CD Russian Revelation Rare Repertoire RV 10104: State Symphony Orchestra, K. Eliasberg (cond), D. Oistrakh (violin)
CD Olympia OCD 573: Russia SO, V. Dudarova (cond), A. Hardy (violin)
"Nine Water Colours", children's pieces for piano (1945)

Concert Waltz in A major for orchestra (1946)

LP Melodiya D 7627-8: Moscow PO, N. Rakov (cond)
Russian Overture for orchestra (1947)

Nine Romances for voice and piano (1948)

Concert-Suite for orchestra (1949)

Variations in B minor for piano (1949)

LP Melodiya C10 05339-40: A. Nasedkin (piano)
Ten Vocalises for voice and piano (1950)

Ballett-Suite for orchestra (1950)

Sonata in Classical Style (1950)

Piano Sonatina No. 1 in E Minor (1950)

Oboe Sonata No. 1 (1951)

Sonata for violin and piano No. 1 (1951)

Duration: 22 minutes.
LP Melodiya D 2794-5: D. Oistrakh (violin), N. Rakov (piano)
CD Crystal Classics N67075: David Frühwirth (violin), Milana Chernyavska (piano)
Sonata No. 1 for clarinet and piano (1956)

LP Melodiya D 32759-60: A. Budris (clarinet), S. Eidukonite (piano)
Five Estonian Songs (1957)

Symphony No. 2 in F major "Youthfull" (1957)

LP Melodiya D 7627-8: Moscow PO, N. Rakov (cond)
Symphonietta in G minor for string orchestra (1958)
LP Melodiya: Moscow Radio Orchestra, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
Piano Sonata No. 1 (1959)

Concertino in D minor for violin and string orchestra (1960)

Twenty-Four Children's Pieces in all keys for piano (1961)

“Youth”, twelve songs (1961

Five Pieces for two violins and piano (1958-1962)

LP Melodiya D 11055-6: D. Oistrakh and V. Pikaizen (violin), N. Rakov (piano)
Symphony No. 3 in C major "Little Symphony" for string orchestra (1962)
LP Melodiya D 021817-8: Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, G. Rozhdestvensky (cond)
Violin Concerto No. 2 in A minor (1954-1963)
LP Melodiya: Moscow Radio Orchestra, N. Jarvi (cond), O. Kagan (violin)
“With You”, eight songs for high voice and piano (1963)

Sonatina for clarinet and piano (1963)

Piano Sonatina No. 4 in C minor (1964)

LP Melodiya D 12851-2: D. Blagoy (piano)
Sonatina No. 1 for harp and piano (1965)

Sonatina No. 2 in D major for violin and piano

Duruation: 7 minutes.
LP Melodiya CM 3239-40: E. Grach (violin), N. Rakov (piano)
CD Crystal Classics N67075: David Frühwirth (violin), Milana Chernyavska (piano)
Sonatina No. 3 "Little Triptych" for violin and piano (1968)
Duration: 7 Minutes.
LP Melodiya CM 3239-40: E. Grach (violin), N. Rakov (piano)
CD Crystal Classics N67075: David Frühwirth (violin), Milana Chernyavska (piano)
Concerto-Fantasy in G minor for clarinet and orchestra (1968)
LP Melodiya CM 3659-60: Radio Orchestra, Yarvi (cond), l. Mikhailov (clarinet)
Piano Concerto No. 1 (1969)
LP Melodiya C10 05339-40: Strings of State SO, N. Rakov (cond), A. Nasedkin (piano)
"Summer Day", five pieces for string orchestra (1969)
LP Melodiya CM 3659-60: Rado Orchestra, Järvi (cond)
Piano Concerto No. 2 (1969)
LP Melodiya C10 05339-40: Strings of State SO, N. Rakov (cond), A. Nasedkin (piano)
Flute Sonata (1970)

Sonatina No. 2 for harp and piano (1970)

Sonatina No. 3 for harp and piano (1971)

Variations for cello and piano (1972)

Symphony No. 4 (1973)

Piano Concerto No. 3 (1973)

Piano Sonata No. 2 (1973)

Seven Portaits for piano (1974)

Violin Sonata No. 2 (1974)

Duration: 12 minutes.
CD Crystal Classics N67075: David Frühwirth (violin), Milana Chernyavska (piano)
Twenty Concert-Etudes for piano (1929-1974)

Sonata No. 2 for clarinet and piano (1975)

Piano Sonatina No. 15 (1976)

Piano Concerto No. 4 (1977)

Fifteen Sonatinas (1950-1976)

Oboe Sonata No. 2 (1978)

Piano Sonatina No. 16 in C major (1980)

Quartet No. 1 for four cellos (1984)

Quartet No. 2 for four cellos (1986)

Piano Sonata No. 3

Piano Sonata No. 4 in C minor

LP Melodiya D 12851-2: D. Blagoy (piano)

Other works

Compositions for folk orchestra

Improvisation for violin

LP Melodiya D 17025-6: K. Kalinauskaite (violin)
Lyrical Melodies for orchestra
LP Melodiya D 2824-5: Radio Orchestra, N. Rakov (cond)
Poem in E minor for violin and piano
LP Melodiya D 5622-3: D. Oistrak (violin), N. Rakov (piano)
Poem - Scherzino for violin
LP Melodiya D 7607-8: J. Sitkovetsky (violin)
Romance, Serenada and Poem for cello
LP Melodiya D 3224-5: M. Khomitser (cello)
Sonata for clarinet, bayan and domra

Vocalise for trombone

LP Melodiya D 5678-9: V. Batashov (trombone)
Waltz for cello
LP Melodiya D 2790-1: T. Priymenko (cello)
Works for chorus

Works for wind orchestra


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