Alexei Haieff: Piano Works
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL510     Release Date: 2011-05-15

Leo Smit, pianist


Alexei Haieff (b. Blagoveschensk, Siberia, 1914), is one of the composers of the so-called "neo- classical" period of the 1950s, which is now remembered as a kind of "neo-romantic" one. His own music is lean, precise and tonal.

In the 1930s, after becoming an American citizen, he went to the Juilliard School and studied with Rubin Goldmark, Frederick Jacobi and, later, with Nadia Boulanger. He also became friendly with Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky. (In 1946 he helped out by conducting Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto with Woody Herman's famous big band when it went on tour.) Major orchestras have performed his music, as well as leading soloists, and one of his works (Divertimento) became a Balanchine ballet.



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Alexei Haieff: Piano Works

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Track Listing

Sonata for Piano : I. Maestoso, Doppio Movimento, Maestoso
Alexei Haieff
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Sonata for Piano: II. Andante
Alexei Haieff
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Sonata for Piano: III. Maestoso (Allegro)
Alexei Haieff
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Notes of Thanks: I. Canzonetta Sporca
Alexei Haieff
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Notes of Thanks: II. Minsky's Sans Souci
Alexei Haieff
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Notes of Thanks: III. Love Song Italienne (Serenata)
Alexei Haieff
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Notes of Thanks: IV. Chanteuse
Alexei Haieff
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Notes of Thanks: V. Echo-Berceuse
Alexei Haieff
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Notes of Thanks: VI. Finalino
Alexei Haieff
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Gifts and Semblances: I. For and About Aaron
Alexei Haieff
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Gifts and Semblances: II. Two Ostinati
Alexei Haieff
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Gifts and Semblances: III. To Hang on a Christmas Tree
Alexei Haieff
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Gifts and Semblances: IV. Scirocco-Porto Ercole
Alexei Haieff
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