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Selected Books and Articles

Alexander, Tamsin. ‘Decentralising via Russia: Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar in Nice, 1890’, Cambridge Opera Journal, Vol.27, No.1 (2015), 35-62.

Alexander, Tamsin. 'Tchaikovsky’s Yevgeny Onegin in Britain, 1892–1906: Slipping between High and Low, Future and Past, East and West', Musiktheorie, No.3 (2015), 223-234.

Artamonova, Elena (past CRM student). 'Unknown Sergey Vasilenko and His Viola Compositions: Recent Discoveries in Russian Archives', Journal of American Viola Society, Vol. 28, No.1 (2012), 33-47.

Berman, Boris (Associate CRM member). Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer. New Haven-London: Yale University Press, 2008.

Dixon, Gavin (Ed.) (Former CRM student and current visiting research fellow). Schnittke Studies. Abingdon: Routledge, 2017.

Dixon, Gavin. 'Das Böse und seine Auswirkungen: Dunkle Kräfte und Zerstörung der Identität in Schnittkes 3. Sinfonie' (Evil and its Effects: Dark Forces and the Erosion of Identity in Schnittke's Third Symphony), trans. Felicitas Dixon and Thomas Kohnen, in Alfred Schnittke. Analyse - Interpretation - Rezeption [Alfred Schnittke. Analysis - Interpretation - Reception], edited by Christian Storch and Amrei Flechsig. Hildesheim, Zurich and New York: Olms, 2010: 91-107.

Dixon, Gavin. 'Distance Processes and the Nature of Quotation in the Mahler/Schnittke Piano Quartet', in Al'fredu Shnitke posviashchaetsia [Dedicated to Alfred Schnittke] Vol.3 (MGIM im. A.G. Shnitke [Alfred Schnittke Conservatory] Moscow: Kompozitor, 2003: 187-195.

Dixon, Gavin. 'Interacting Structural Concepts in Schnittke's Fourth Symphony' in Al'fredu Shnitke posviashchaetsia [Dedicated to Alfred Schnittke] Vol.3 (MGIM im. A.G. Shnitke [Alfred Schnittke Conservatory] Moscow: Kompozitor, 2003: 196-226.

Fanning, David (Associate CRM member). Mieczyslaw Weinberg. In Search of Freedom. Hofheim: Wolke, 2010.

Hibberd, Kristian (CRM PhD student). 'Shostakovich and “Polyphonic” Creativity: The Fourteenth Symphony Revisited’, in Shostakovich Studies 2, edited by Pauline Fairclough. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Ivashkin, Alexander (Ed.) A Schnittke Reader. Bloomington /Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2002. Supported by The Leverhulme Trust Research Grant.

Ivashkin, Alexander (Ed.). Schnittke- stat’y o myzyke [Schnittke: writings on music]. Moscow, Kompozitor, 2004. 

Ivashkin, Alexander . 'Cooling the volcano: Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto Op. 58 and ‘Symphony-Concerto’ Op. 125.', Three Oranges, Journal of the Serge Prokofiev Foundation, No. 18 (2009), 7-14.

Ivashkin, Alexander and Andrew Kirkman (Eds.). Contemplating Shostakovich: Life, Music and Film. Farnham: Ashgate, 2012. Includes Ivashkin’s article ‘Shostakovich, Old Believers and New Minimalists’. Supported by BA Research Grant.

Ivashkin, Alexander. Besedy s Alfredom Schnittke [Alfred Schnittke: conversations]. Second, Revised Russian Edition: Moscow: ‘Klassika-XXI”, 2003. Japanese Edition. Tokyo: Shunjusha Publishing Company, 2003.

Ivashkin, Alexander. 'Kod Schnittke' ['The Schnittke Code']. In  Al'fredu Schnittke posviashchaetsia [Dedicated to Alfred Schnittke: Schnittke Yearbook, 8]. Moscow: Kompozitor (2011), 13-24.

Ivashkin, Alexander. Rostropovich. Tokyo: Shunjusha Publishing Company, 2007.

Ivashkin, Alexander. 'Russian Rules', ABC Limelight, 2007/1, Sydney, Australian Broadcasting Corporation: 32-35.

Ivashkin, Alexander. 'Symbols, Metaphors and Irrationalities in Twentieth-Century Russian Music' in Mimesi, Verità e Fiction. Roma: Edusc, 2009: 69-87.

Jeremiah-Foulds, Rachel (former CRM PhD student). 'Galina Ustvolskaya and the Shostakovich Years' in Mitteilungen der Paul Sacher Stiftung, 2010: 20-25.

Jeremiah-Foulds, Rachel. 'The Masculine Versus the Feminine in the Work of Soviet Composer Galina Ustvolskaya.'  Esharp Journal, No.9, Gender, Power and Authority, www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_41213_en.pdf.

Leikin, Anatole (Associate CRM member). The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabin. Farnham: Ashgate, 2010.

McMillin, Arnold (CRM member). Writing in a Cold Climate: Belarusian Literature from the 1970s to the Present Day. London: Maney, 2010.

McMillin, Arnold. 'Russian Music in and around Chekhov', Australian Slavonic and East European Studies, Vol.18, No.1-2 (2005), 1-16.Medic, Ivana (visiting CRM research fellow).. “Representation of the Cross in Arvo Pärt’s Symphony No. 3”, Musikgeschichte in Mittel- und Osteuropa, Heft 16, Institut für Musikwissenschaft der Universität Leipzig, 2015, 140153.

“Opera i kraj komunizma: Život s idiotom Alfreda Šnitkea” [Opera and the End of Communism: Alfred Schnittke’s Life with an Idiot], The Annual of the Institute of Theatre, Film, Radio and Television No. 28, Belgrade, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, 2015, 5974.

Medic, Ivana. ‘On Stolen Sketches, Missing Pages and Playing a Musical Detective: Catalogue of Alfred Schnittke’s Sketches from the Juilliard Manuscript Collection’, in Music Identities on Paper and Screen, edited by Mirjana Veselinović-Hofman et al. Belgrade, Faculty of Music (2014), 348-61.

Medic, Ivana. “In the Orbit of Shostakovich: Vasilije Mokranjac’s Symphonies”, Music and Society in Eastern Europe, C. Schlacks, Idyllwild CA, 8 (2013), 1-22.

Medic, Ivana. ‘The Sketches for Alfred Schnittke’s Symphony No.3 and What They (Don’t) Tell us’, Musicology, Vo.15 (2013), 169-213.

Medic, Ivana. 'Introduction to the Catalogue of Alfred Schnittke's Manuscripts from the Juilliard Manuscript Collection.' In Al'fredu Schnittke posviashchaetsia [Dedicated to Alfred Schnittke: Schnittke Yearbook, 8]. Moscow: Kompozitor, 2011: 109-157.

Pyke, Cameron (former CRM PhD student). 'Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony - a response to Britten's War Requiem?' In Benjamin Britten: New Perspectives on His Life and Work, edited by Lucy Walker. Boydell and Brewer, 2009.

Pyke, Cameron. Benjamin Britten and Russia. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2016.

Shevtsova, Maria (CRM member). Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre: Process to Performance. London: Routledge, 2004; translated into Romanian and Korean, 2008 and 2010, respectively.

Wilson, Tara (former CRM PhD student). ‘Au-delà du son et du silence : le post-minimalisme russe comme idéologieet pratique...’ : Revue No. In Musiques Nouvelles (2006), 53-57.

Wilson, Tara. Nikolai Korndorf’s Passacaglia: Addressing the Dichotomy between the ‘Poietic’ and the ‘Esthesic'': Nikolai Korndorf. Moscow: Scientific Publishing Centre of the Moscow Conservatoire, 2015.

Wilson, Tara. 'Letter to V. Martynov and G. Pelecis (1999): Intertextuality and Meaning within the Final Piano Work of Nikolai Korndorf', Music and Culture, Vol.2, No.4 (2016), pp. 17-25.

Editions and Reconstructions:

  • Ivashkin, Alexander (Ed.). Schnittke. Nagasaki. Schnittke Symphony No. 0. Reconstruction of the manuscripts, and the first recording. BIS 1647, Stockholm, 2008.
  • Ivashkin, Alexander and Moraiti, Drosostalitsa (CRM PhD student). Schnittke’s Piano Preludes. Reconstruction of the manuscript and world premiere recording. Schnittke. Discoveries. Toccata Classics, TOCC 0091, London, 2009: http://www.alexanderivashkin.com/10press_article.php?issue=bbc_schnittke_cd
  • Alexander Ivashkin. Prokofiev. Songs of our Days. Cantata ( 1937). Reconstruction and 1st UK performance. London, 2009.
  • Berman, Boris (Ed.). Sergei Prokofiev. Piano Sonatas. Performance edition (Shanghai: SMPH, 2011).
  • Ivashkin, Alexander (Ed.) Schnittke Collected Works, Critical Edition (volumes I/5, II/7, II/9, II/10, II/13, III/1, III/8, III/15, III/19, IV/4, VI/1-2, VI/5, VII/2-3). St Petersburg: Compozitor, 2009 – 2012. Supported by The Leverhulme Research Grant and the Russian Government Grant.
  • Ivashkin, Alexander (Ed.) Shostakovich. Cello Concertos. Full score and Piano score. Four volumes of Shostakovich New Collected Works Edition. Moscow: DSCH, 2012. Supported by the Shostakovich Foundation.

Festivals and Symposia:

  • '(M)other Russia: 20 Years after Communism', jointly with BBC SO, Barbican Centre and the Institute of Musical Research, 2012;
  • 'New Horizons', jointly with the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, 2012;
  • The European Commission Music Festival 'Europe as seen by Russians, Russia as seen by Europeans', Moscow, 2011 (included a world premiere of Roger Redgate's new Cello Concerto, lectures by Michael Young, Roger Redgate, a performance of Dmitri Smirnov's work and Alexander Ivashkin's masterclass);
  • The International Qara Qaraev Festival, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2011;
  • Moscow Autumn, Moscow Russia (2010);
  • 'Between Two Worlds', jointly with RMA and London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall/Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 2009;
  • A Study Day: Researching and Performing Russian Music (guest visitor composer Vladimir Martynov), February 2009;
  • 'Rostropovich Remembered' (incorporating The VTB International Competition), London, Wigmore Hall, 2009;
  • Sofia Gubaidulina Festival, Florence, Italy, 2009;
  • 'A Journey of the Soul', jointly with BBC, Barbican Centre, London, 2007;
  • Shostakovich-100, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 2006;
  • World Congress/Festival of Choral Music, Kyoto, Japan, 2006;
  • 'Gubaidulina and Goebels' , Groningen, The Netherlands, 2006;
  • Shostakovich-100, Rutgers University (USA), 2006
  • A Schnittke Day, London, 2006;
  • Prokofiev Study Day, London , 2006;
  • Cheltenham International Music Festival, UK, 2005;
  • Summer School 'Russian Performance Traditions', London, 2005 ;
  • 'The Prokofievs: three generations', London, 2003;
  • 'Russia between East and West', Alcala de Henares , Madrid, Spain, 2003;
  • 'Music of Russian Underground', Lincoln Centre, New York, 2003;
  • 'Italians in Russia', Florence, 2003 ;
  • New Russian Music - between elite and pop' , Nizhni Novgorod, Russia ( 2003);
  • '50 years after Stalin' ( Southbank Centre, London, 2003);
  • 'A Day of Sofia Gubaidulina'( London, South Bank , 2002);
  • 'Rodion Shchedrin at 70', Wigmore Hall, London, 2002;
  • International Music Festival 'Ilholm' (Tashkent , Uzbekistan, 2002;
  • 'Seeking the Soul' ( BBC, Barbican London, 2001);
  • 'Russian Avant-garde: past, present and future' ( London, South Bank, 2001);
  • 'Russian Easter Weekend' ( London, Southbank Centre), 2000;
  • 'Shostakovich: 25 years on'( Glasgow, Concert Hall 2000).

CDs:

  • Russian Cello Concertos 1960–2000. Alexander Ivashkin, cello/programme notes. With various orchestras. Alma Classics, MANU 5029, 2010. Denisov, Schnittke, Vustin, Shchedrin, including first recordings. Review: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10669511
  • Edison Denisov. The Blue Notebook. Alexander Ivashkin, cello.Tigran Alikhanov, piano, The Soloists Ensemble of the Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow: Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, 2010). SMC CD 0106. First Recording.
  • Grigori Frid: Complete Music for Viola and Piano. Elena Artamonova (past CRM student), viola, Christopher Guild, piano. Toccata, 2016.
  • Whispers of Titans. Music by Grigori Henryk Górecki and Nikolai Korndorf, performed by the Goeyvaerts String Trio. Liner notes by Gavin Dixon. Challenge Classics CC72713, 2016.
  • Nikolai Korndorf: Complete cello music. 1st recordings, based on CRM research. Alexander Ivashkin, cello, programme notes. London: Toccata Classics, TOCC 0128, 2012.
  • Alexander Ivashkin Plays Prokofiev: Prokofiev’s Complete Cello Concerto and Sonatas. Includes the unpublished Solo Cello Sonata and the Reconstruction/re-orchestration of the unfinished Concertino, op. 132 . Double CD with the detailed booklet. (London: Chandos CHAN, 2008). Review: http://www.alexanderivashkin.com/10press_article.php?issue=cd_unknown_prokofiev
  • Sergei Rakhmaninov. The Complete Cello Works. Includes the premiere recording of the reconstructed Melody on a theme and the original unpublished version of the Vocalise . London: Chandos CHAN 10095, 2004. Read the review.
  • Alfred Schnittke: Discoveries. Yellow Sound, Dialogue for cello and instrumental ensemble, Variations for String Quartet (reconstructed by Alexander Ivashkin from the archival materials at the Schnittke Archive, Goldsmiths), Piano Preludes. Alexander Ivashkin, cello/voice/ programme notes; Drosostalitsa Moraiti, piano ( CRM PhD student). London: Toccata Classics, 2010. TOCC 0091. Reviews: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2010/Sept10/Schnittke_Discoveries_TOCC0091.htm http://www.alexanderivashkin.com/10press_article.php?issue=bbc_schnittke_cd
  • Light. Music by Alexander Scriabin and Karlheinz Stockhausen, performed by Vanessa Benelli Mosell. Liner notes by Gavin Dixon. Decca 2016
  • Sergei Vasilenko: Complete Music for Viola and Piano, 1st recording , based on CRM research. Elena Artamonova (CRM PhD student), viola, programme notes . With Nicholas Walker, piano. London: Toccata Classics TOCC 0127, 2011.

Selected World and UK Premieres (based on CRM Research):

  • Prokofiev. Songs of our Days. Goldsmiths Sinfonia. Alexander Ivashkin, conductor, 2007. http://www.alexanderivashkin.com/10press_article.php?issue=200711-12prok
  • Prokofiev. Seven, they are Seven. Goldsmiths Sinfonia. Alexander Ivashkin, conductor, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o058hp294_c
  • Shostakovich.  War Songs; Serenada ( a fragment of his opera Black Monk), Queen Elizabeth Hall, 2006.
  • Schnittke. Violin Sonata No 0, The Southbank Centre, 2003.
  • Schnittke. Yellow Sound, Piano Preludes, Concerto for Electric Instruments. Southbank Centre, 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99T1bc9FU4I
  • Schnittke. Cantus Perpetuus, for orchestra (1980). Reconstruction and World premiere. Saratov (Russia), 13.11.2011.  The State Russian SO conducted by Alexander Ivashkin.