Saturday, December 15, 2012

and while we're at it, Nikita Koshkin's Suite for guitar "The Prince's Toys"

The Mischievious Prince
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS0Y-G_LyHQ&list=UU466ME1RFgERiTBg1wlF9eQ&index=56

Mechanical Monkey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbh66uHz4zM&list=UU466ME1RFgERiTBg1wlF9eQ&index=57

Doll with Blinking Eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TMisPIf1U8&list=UU466ME1RFgERiTBg1wlF9eQ&index=58

Tin Soldiers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U2uBsof7mo&list=UU466ME1RFgERiTBg1wlF9eQ&index=59

The Price's Coach
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6PIKdjl0MQ&list=UU466ME1RFgERiTBg1wlF9eQ&index=60

Grand parade of the Toys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnpTWnVmIvc&list=UU466ME1RFgERiTBg1wlF9eQ&index=61

There are a couple of CDs on which this fine suite has been recorded and there's a neat doctoral dissertation on Koshkin's solo guitar music that's been published as of about six years ago.  I don't remember the details off the top of my head so I'll let you hunt around for stuff if you like Koshkin's music and are discovering it.  I think if I had to pick favorites from Koshkin this suite for solo guitar and his sonata for flute and guitar would be my favorites. 

Way back when I started this blog I wanted to write a blog about cross-movement cyclical development of motiff in Koshkin's sonata for flute and guitar.  I might yet finally get around to doing that.  You're going to have to accept that this will not include musical excerpts because I'm not interested in breaching copyright.  I could, however, link to Koshkin's neat videos of the performance of his sonata and provide explanatory notes of how certain themes derive from a motto that opens the work.  But all that's for later ... and by later I mean possibly out into 2013. 

Anyway, enjoy the suite. 

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