As we promised in our New Year greetings, The Northern Flowers are pleasing music lovers with three new compact discs at the very beginning of the year. Two of them are dedicated to “Wartime Music”: Semyon Kotko and Waltzes, suites of the genius Sergey Prokofiev (NF/PMA 9980), and several opuses of remarkable Leningrad author Yuri Kochurov, including his famous monumental symphony Macbeth are recorded by the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Titov (NF/PMA 9981).

The third program is titled “The Piano Art of Vladimir Nielsen.” In the centenary year of that prominent musician - pianist, organist, and professor of the Leningrad Conservatory, we offer to all admirers of the Master some of the archive recordings of the years 1955-1960 that Vladimir Vladimirovich made on the Kiev and Leningrad radio. Music of Schumann, Mendelssohn, Medtner, and Ravel is played (NF/PMA 9982).

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