Thomas de Hartmann: Piano Music


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Elan Sicrofff (Piano)


Hartmann, Thomas de:

Morceaux (3), Op. 4, II. Mazurka & III. Impromptu

Preludes (3), Op. 11

I. Molto cantando

II. Un poco agitato

III. Andantino

Russian Fairy Tales (12), Op. 58


I. Verlioka the Monster

II. The Little Peasant as Big as a Thumb, with Moustaches Seven Miles Long

III. Ivan Tsarevitch

IV. The Witch’s House on Hen’s Legs

V. The Wonderful Gusli

VI. Bab Yaga the Witch Goes a-Galloping, Through the Forest in Her Mortar, Pounding it With Her Pestle and Sweeping Away All Trace of Herself With a Broom

VII. Alenooshka’s Lullaby

VIII. The Seven League Boots

IX. The Princess of Whom One Never Tires of Admiring

X. Kasstchei the Deathless

XI. The Ride of Ivan Tsarevitch and the Princess on the Back of the Grey Wolf to the Kingdom of Marvels

XII. The Solemn Entrance of Ivan Tsarevitch and the Princess into the Kingdom of Marvels

Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 67

I. Moderato

II. Aria

III. Finale

Nocturnes (2), Op. 84

I. The Music of the Stars ‘Look into the depths of eternity’

II. The Dance of Life ‘The banality of life that cannot be conquered by man’

Pièces (6), Op. 7: I. Prelude, V. Nocturne & VI. Novelette

Divertissements from Forece of Love and Sorcery, Op. 16

I. Prelude, Le Triton

II. Gavotte

III. La Grenouille

IV. Menuet

V. Marche Turque

Humoresque Viennoise, Op. 45: Hommage à Johann Straus

Lumière noire, Op. 74

I. Fantastico e rubato assai

II. Andante funebre

III. Allegro giocoso e molto ritmico

Musique pour la fête de la patronne, Op. 77

I. Polka

II. Valse langoureuse

III. Quadrille

Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 82

I. Moderato

II. Larghetto

III. Finale

Elan Sicroff is one of the leading interpreters of the Gurdjieff/de Hartmann music, which was the result of a unique collaboration in the 1920s in which the sacred and folk music of the East was arranged for piano. From 1973-75 he attended the International Academy for Continuous Education at Sherborne in Gloucestershire, England, as a student and later as Director of Music. The Academy was run by J. G. Bennett, a leading exponent of the teachings of George Ivanovich Gurdjieff. In 1974 Mr. Bennett contacted Mme. Olga de Hartmann, widow of the composer, who introduced Elan to the music that Thomas de Hartmann composed in the classical idiom. Between 1975 and 1979 Elan studied with her and performed many of de Hartmann’s works. In 1982 he made a tour of the U.S., which included performances in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Boston. Since then he has given numerous recitals in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

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