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The Hutsul Rhapsody is an expression of the composer’s fascination with the traditional music of the Hutsuls, a Ukrainian ethnic group that lives in the Carpathian mountains in the Western Ukraine. The work builds upon the peculiarities of Hutsul traditions, the modalities of the music, particularly as performed on the Hutsul tsymbaly, a type of hammered dulcimer with metal strings that are struck with wooden hammers. 4 pp.
As the title implies, Partita is a polyphonic cycle in four movements. Though each of the movements is based on a different genre, they are united by one idea thus rendering the whole as one continuous work. 6 pp..
The present work was published by the important Moscow publisher P. Jurgenson in 1898. Album for guitarists on the 6- or 9-string guitar, composed by M. Polupayenko]. The work itself is titled: Ballads and merriments of the Zaporozhets, A Fantasia. The Zaporozhets referred to in the title is a Cossack soldier from the town of Zaporozhye in the Ukraine, a place that still today honors the military traditions of the Cossacks. As such, this music, light-hearted and aiming at a facile display of …
Anatoly Shevchenko's (b. 1938) early interest was in the plastic arts. He graduated in 1961 from the Art Vocational School in Rostov-na-Don. He later took an interest in music and continued his studies in the Musical Vocational School in Simferopol’ and in the Odessa Conservatory. His output as a composer includes several sonatas, sonatinas, a concerto for voice, guitar and orchestra based on poetry by Lorca and several others. His work for solo guitar Rozamientos, a collection of stud…