gnesin
GNESINE M.

Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin 1883 –1957) composer and teacher.Gnesin's works The Maccabeans and The Youth of Abraham earned him the nickname the "Jewish Glinka".

Gnesin counted Aram Khachaturian and Russian composer Tikhon Khrennikov among his pupils

Books:

  • O prirode muzikal'novo iskusstva i o russkoy muzyke. Muzykal'nyy Sovremennik, 3 ( 1915):5.
  • Cherkesskie pesni. Narodnoe tvorchestvo, 12 ( 1937).
  • Muzykal'nyy fol'klor i rabota kompozitora. Muzyka, 20 ( 1937).
  • Nachal'nyy kurs prakticheskoy kompozitsii. Moscow, 1941/ 1962.
  • Maximilian Shteynberg. SovMuz, 12 ( 1946):29.
  • O russkom epicheskom simfonizme. SovMuz, 6 ( 1948):44; 3 ( 1949):50; 1 (1950):78.
  • Mysli i vospominaniya o N. A. Rimskom-Korsakove. Moscow, 1956.
  • An Autobiography, in R. Glazer, M. P Gnessin (Moscow, 1961 (Russ.)), Hebrew trans. in Tatzlil, 2 (1961).

Compositions:

  • Op.1. Quartre pieces (Bal'mont, Zhukovsky, Galinoy) pour chant et piano
  • Op.3. 2 Songs (Pushkin) for voice and piano
  • Op.4. Prometheus Unbound. Symphonic Fragment after Shelley (1908)
  • Op.5. Bal'mont songs for voice and piano
  • Op.6. Ruth. Dramatic Song for voice and orchestra (1909)
  • Balagan (Blok) for voice and piano/orchestra (some sources give as Op.6 ( 1909)
  • Op.7. Sonata-Ballade for cello and piano (1909)
  • Op.8. Vrubel' (Bryusov). Symphonic Dithyramb for orchestra and voice (1911)
  • Op.9. Compositions for voice and piano
  • Op.10. Dedications (Ivanov, Bal'mont and Sologub) for voice and piano (1912-1914)
  • Iz pesen' moevo deda for violin and piano (1912)
  • Op.11. Requiem for piano quintet (1912-1914)
  • Op.12. The Conqueror Worm, after Poe for voice and orchestra (1913)
  • Op.13. Antigone ( Sophocles, trans. Merezhkovskiy). Incidental music for musical declamatory reading of the monologues and choruses (1912-1913)
  • A Nigun for Shike Fyfer for violin and piano (1914)
  • Op.14. The Rose and the Cross (Blok). Incidental music (1914)
  • Op.15. The Rose Garden (Ivanov) for voice and piano
  • Op.16. Blok cycle for voice and piano
  • Variations on a Jewish Theme for string quartet (1916)
  • Op.17. The Phoenician Women (Euripides, trans. Annenskiy). Incidental music (1912-1916)
  • Op.18. From Shelley (Shelley, trans. Bal'mont) for musical declamation and piano
  • Net, ne budi zmeyu
  • Song of Beatrice from the tragedy "The Cenci"
  • Op.19. Oedipus Rex (Sophocles, trans. Merezhkovskiy). Incidental music for musical declamation of the choruses (1915)
  • Op.20. Songs of Adonis (after Shelley) for orchestra (1917)
  • Op.22. Sologub cycle for voice and piano
  • Op.24. Variations on a Hebrew Theme for string quartet (1917)
  • Funeral Dances for orchestra (1917)
  • Op.26. Sapphic Strophes for voice and piano
  • Op.28. Pesnya stranstvuyushchevo ritsarya for string quartet and harp (1917)
  • Op.30. Songs of the Old Country. Symphonic Fantasy (1919)
  • Op.32. Hebraic Songs for voice and piano
  • Op.33. Hebraic Songs for voice and piano
  • The Maccabeans. Opera (1921)
  • Op.34. Pesnya stranstvuyeshchevo rytsarya for cello and piano (1921)
  • Op.34. Hebrew folk song for cello and piano
  • Op.36. Abraham's Youth. Opera (1923)
  • Zvezdnye sny (stage work) (1923)
  • Op.37. Hebrew Songs for voice and piano (1926)
  • Op.38. Hebrew Song for voice and piano
  • Op.39. Examples of Musical Reading (Declamation and piano)
  • Op.40. 1905-1917 (Esenin). Symphonic monument for voices, chorus, and orchestra (1925)
  • Op.41. The Inspector-General (Gogol). Incidental music (1926)
  • Evreiskiy orkestr na balu u Gorodnichevo for orchestra (some sources give Op.41) (1926)
  • Op.42. Hebraic Songs for voice and piano
  • Op.43. Sonata for violin and piano (1928)
  • Op.44. The Story of Red-Headed Mottele (Utkin) for voice and piano (1926-1929)
  • Op.45. Azerbaidzhan Folk songs for string quartet (1930)
  • Op.48. Adygeya for violin, viola, cello, clarinet, horn, and piano (1933)
  • Op.50. V Germanii (Svetlov) for chorus and orchestra (1937)
  • Op.51. 2 Songs of Laura (Pushkin) for voice and piano
  • Op.53. Songs of Adygeya for piano duet
  • Op.55. Amangeldy (Djambul). Heroic Song (1940)
  • Op.57. Elegiya-pastoral for piano trio (1940)
  • Cantata to the Red Army (1942-1943)
  • Op.59. Suita for violin and piano (1956)