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Gretchaninov - Nocturne for cello and piano Op. 88

Gretchaninov - Nocturne for cello and piano Op. 88. You can download the PDF sheet music Gretchaninov - Nocturne for cello and piano Op. 88 on this page. This bright and spiritual Nocturne of Gretchaninov Op.88 for cello and piano, is a very beautiful composition. The musical language of this piece is also very rich.
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Cello part: 2 pages. 73 K

Piano part: 4 pages. 243 K

Instrument part - First page Piano part - First page

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Alexander Gretchaninov (1864 – 1956) was a Russian Romantic composer. Gretchaninov wrote five symphonies, the first premiered by Rimsky-Korsakov; four string quartets, the first two of which won important prizes, two piano trios, sonatas for violin, cello, clarinet, piano and balalaika, several operas, song cycle Les Fleurs du Mal, op. 48 (setting lyrics by Baudelaire) and much other music.

Like Vladimir Rebikov's, his position in the history of Russian music was mainly transitional, his earlier music belonging firmly in that earlier Romantic tradition while his later work is influenced by some of the streams that also affected Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev. Sketches for an unfinished sixth symphony from the 1940s exist. He also composed a number of small scale piano pieces. Most of Gretchaninov's manuscripts reside in the Music Division of New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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