The Northern Flowers have finished the release of the complete string quartets by Nikolai Myaskovsky. The fifth volume (NF/PMA 9954), the last one, contains Quartets Nos. 12 and 13. Publishing of all the quartets by that prominent Russian composer performed by The Taneyev Quartet was one of our priority tasks in 2007. We are happy to have completed it — successfully.

The Northern Flowers have already announced Lydia Kovalenko’s recording of a program with Romantic virtuoso violin pieces. We are glad to announce that this unique compact disk containing pieces by Weniawski, Ernst, Paganini, and Sarasate has been released (NF/PMA 9956). Lydia’s partner in this recording was St. Petersburg’s well-known pianist Igor Uryash.

The year’s last effort was Boris Tchaikovsky’s early orchestral compositions (NF/PMA 9957). As always, this extremely interesting disk is a result of our efficient friendship with the Boris Tchaikovsky Society ( You will hear his works of the 1950’s: Fantasia on Russian Folk Themes, Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Capriccio on English Themes , and Slavonic Rhapsody performed by Alexander Gauk, Samuil Samosud, and excellent Soviet orchestras.

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