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Alexander Ivashkin, cellist

RECORDINGS


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  1. click to enlarge Russian Elegy
    Original pieces for cello and piano written by Russian composers from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.

    Ode Records CD MANU 1426, Auckland, 1993.

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  2. click to enlarge New Russian Music for cello solo
    World premiere recordings

    Melodyia SUCD 10-005566, Moscow, 1994.


  3. Alfred Schnittke. Four Hymns for cello and ensemble
    [The Third Hymn is dedicated to A.Ivashkin.]
    Melodiya SUCD 00061 – Russia;
    Mobile Fidelity MFCD 915 – USA
    World premiere recording. New releases, VoxBox, USA, 1994, 1996.

  4. Alfred Schnittke, Music for Cello and Piano
    World premiere recordings. With Tamas Vesmas.

    Ode Records CD MANU 1480, Auckland, 1995.

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  5. click to enlarge Sergei Prokofiev. Complete Music for Cello and Piano
    With Tamas Vesmas

    Ode Records CD MANU 1414, Auckland, 1996.


  6. click to enlarge Bohuslav Martinu. Chamber Music

    Naxos, 8.553916, Frankfurt-Hong-Kong, 1996.



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  7. click to enlarge Alexander Gretchaninov. Cello Concerto, op.8
    World premiere recording.
    'Chandos', CHAN 9559. England, 1997.
    available on iTunes

  8. click to enlarge Dmitri Shostakovich. Cello Concertos No.1-2

    BMG/Ode, MANU 1542, 1997.

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  9. click to enlarge Alfred Schnittke.
    Complete Music for Cello and Piano

    With Irina Schnittke, piano.
    World premiere recording.
    Chandos, CHAN 9705. England, 1998.
    'CD of the month', BBC Music Magazine, 1998.

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  10. click to enlarge Alfred Schnittke. Cello Concerto No.2
    With Russian State SO.
    'Chandos', CHAN 9722. England, 1999

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    Schnittke. Cello Concerto No.2, mov.1(3:20)

  11. click to enlarge Tcherepnin. Complete Music for Cello and Piano
    With Geoofrey Tozer, piano.

    Chandos, CHAN 9770, 1999.


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    Unknown Shostakovich:
    Schumann – Shostakovich. Cello Concerto, op.129/126;
    Tishchenko-Shostakovich. Cello Concerto No.1
    With Russian State SO.
    World premiere recording.
    'Chandos', CHAN 9792, England.
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    Schumann-Shostakovich. Cello Concerto, mov.3 (3:10)


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  13. click to enlarge Schubert. String Quintet in C major D956
    Shostakovich. Piano Trio No 2.
    With Isabelle van Keulen, Mark Lubotsky, Goldner Quartet, Boris Berman.

    ABC Classics 465 841-2, 2000.

  14. click to enlarge Under the Southern Cross
    New music for solo cello from Australia and New Zealand.
    BMG, 1999.
    Recording Industry Award, 1999.

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  15. click to enlarge Schnittke – Concerto No. 1
    With Russian State Symphony Orchestra.
    'Chandos', CHAN 9852, England, 2000.
    'Best CD in last 5 years' – 'Fanfare', USA.

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    Schnittke – Chamber Music
    Alexander Ivashkin, Mark Lubotsky, Irina Schnittke, Theodore Kuchar.
    Naxos 8-554728, Hong-Kong – London, 2000.
    'Best CD of the year' – BBC Music Magazine, December 2001. available on iTunes

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    Schnittke. Klingende Buchstaben for Solo Cello (4:44)



  17. click to enlarge
    Unknown Prokofiev:
    Concerto for cello & orchestra op.58,
    Concertino op 132, orchestrated by V.Blok, Cadenza by A.Schnittke.
    With Russian State SO.
    'Chandos', CHAN 9890, 2001.
    World premiere recording and booklet.
    Strad Selection – July 2001.

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    Prokofiev. Cello Concerto (Andante - 6:07)




  18. click to enlarge
    Nikolai Roslavets.
    Complete Music for cello & piano

    Alexander Ivashkin, Tatyana Lazareva.
    World premiere recording and booklet.
    'Chandos', CHAN 9881, 2001.
    'CD of the month', BBC Music Magazine, April. 2001.
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    Roslavets. Cello Sonata #1 (sample - 3:11)



  19. click to enlarge Gubaidulina and Cello
    In croce, Quaternion, Ten Preludes

    Chandos, CHAN 9958, 2001.
    World premiere recording and booklet.

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  20. click to enlarge Nikolai Korndorf
    Passacaglia for cello solo (dedicated to Alexander Ivashkin), String Trio, Piano Trio (with Patricia Kopachinskaya, Daniel Raiskin, Ivan Sokolov).
    Megadisc 7817, Belgium.
    World premiere recording available on iTunes

  21. click to enlarge Dmitry Smirnov
    Sonata for cello and piano,
    'Postlude' for cello solo (dedicated to AI),
    Piano Trio (with Patricia Kopachinskaya, Ivan Sokolov)
    Megadisc 7818, Belgium, 2001.
    World premiere recording

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  22. click to enlarge Prokofiev – Sinfonia-Concertante, op. 125 (+ Symphony No 2).
    With Russian State SO.
    'Chandos', CHAN 9989, England, 2002.
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  23. click to enlarge Myaskovsky. Cello Concerto (+ Symphony No 27).
    With Russian State SO.
    'Chandos', CHAN 10025, England, 2002.
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  24. click to enlarge Prokofiev. Complete Cello/piano Music
    With T.Lazareva.
    'Chandos', CHAN 10045, England, 2003.

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  25. click to enlarge Rakhmaninov. Complete Cello/piano Music
    With R. Hayroudinoff.
    'Chandos', CHAN 10095, England, 2004.

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    Melody on a theme by Rachmaninov (1:38)
    An improvisation by the composer reconstructed by Modest Altschuller (1873-1963)
    Piano part revised by Rustem Hayroudinoff
    Premiere recording of this version



  26. click to enlarge Schnittke. Concerto Grosso No 2
    With T. Grindenko, vn, Russian State SO, under V. Poliansky.
    Chandos, CHAN 10180, England, 2004.

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  27. click to enlarge Kancheli.
    Simi; Mourned by the wind, for cello and orchestra.
    'Chandos', CHAN 10297. England, 2005.

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    Kancheli. Mourned By The Wind, 3 mv. (6:44)


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  28. click to enlarge Shostakovich. Cello Concertos
    With Russian State SO.

    Brilliant Classics 7620, Holland, 2006

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    Building a Library
    Historic Choice - November 2006

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    Shostakovich. 2nd Cello Concerto, scherzo (1:49)


  29. Schnittke. Concerto for Three, Dialogue.
    'Chandos' (in preparation).

  30. click to enlarge Alexander Ivashkin plays Schnittke
    Cello Concertos and Sonatas

    With Irina Schnittke, Tatiana Grindenko
    Russian State SO, under V.Polyansky

    'Chandos', CHAN 24139. England, 2007.


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    Schnittke. Cello Concerto No.2, mov.1(3:20)


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  31. click to enlarge Due Celli
    (Music by Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Boccherini, Boismortier, Mozart, Schnittke).
    With Natalia Pavlutskaya.

    Alma Classics, New Zealand/Australia, 2007

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  32. click to enlargeAnna Akhmatova

    ALMA CLASSICS CD MANU 5022, 2008

    It includes world premiere recording of Giya Kancheli's 'Having Wept' for solo cello, 1994 (dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich)

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  33. click to enlarge Alexander Ivashkin plays Prokofiev
    (Complete Concertos and Sonatas)

    'Chandos', CHAN 24141, released on July 01, 2008.
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    Prokofiev. Cello Concerto (Andante - 6:07)

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  34. click to enlargePacific Voyage. Impovisations with Fijian and Maori musicians Ora Barlow and Kim Halliday
    Alma Classics, Auckland, New Zealand, MANU 5028, 2009.

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    Improvisation on 'Isa Lei' (National Anthem of Fiji).
    A.Ivashkin, cello. Kim Halliday, folk guitar from Cook Islands (1:48)

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    Bach Pacificus. with Kim Halliday and Ora Barlow (Polynesian nose flute, Polynesian drums) (3:29)

    Recorded in Auckland, New Zealand 

  35. click to enlargeAlfred Schnittke: Discoveries. Yellow Sound, Dialogue for cello and instrumental ensemble, Variations for String Quartet. Alexander Ivashkin, cello/voice. London: Toccata Classics, 2010. TOCC 0091


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  36. Edison Denisov. The  Blue Notebook. Moscow: Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, 2010. SMC CD 0106

  37. click to enlargeRussian Cello Concertos 1960–2000. With various orchestras. Alma Classics, MANU 5029, 2010. 

    Denisov, Schnittke, Vustin, Shchedrin, including first recordings.

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  38. click to enlargeNikolay Korndorf. Complete Music for Cello. With Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Konstantin Krimets. Anya Alexeev, piano. Toccata Classics, 2012. 

  39. NEW!

    click to enlargeBritten. Complete Music for Cello solo and Cello and piano.
    With Andrew Zolinsky, piano.
    Double CD, Including the world premiere of Britten Sonata for Cello and Piano in A. Brilliant Classics, 94729, 2013. 


  40. NEW!

    click to enlargeIvashkin plays Gubaidulina, Tarnopolski and Redgate.
    Gubaidulina: Canticle of the Sun for cello, choir and percussion
    Tarnopolski: Le vent des mots qu'il n'a pas dits, for cello and orchestra
    Redgate: Black Icons, for cello and small orchestra

    BBC Singers,
    State Symphony Capella of Russia The Studio for New music
    Conductors: Stephen Cleobury, Valery Poliansky, Igor Dronov

    Alma Classics, 5032, 2013. 






Over 20 discs for Melodiya (Russia) and Mobile Fidelity (USA) labels, with the Bolshoi Orchestra Soloists, including World Premieres:
  • Stravinsky. Chamber Music (Melodiya/Mobile Fidelity MFCD 891)
  • Works by Ives, Schnittke, Gubaidulina (Melodiya/Mobile Fidelity MFCD 869)
  • Music of Russian Futurism (Popov, Roslavetz, Zhivotov, Mosolov).(Melodiya C 10 25031 009, SUCD, also available on BMG
  • Music by Denisov, Schnittke, Gubaidulina (Melodiya/Mobile Fidelity MFCD 869)
  • Nikolai Medtner, Piano Quintet (Melodiya C10 14929-30)
  • Anton Rubinstein. Melody and other pieces. With the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky conducting. Melodiya, C10 25177 003

Regular Radio and TV recordings/broadcasts:
  • BBC 2, BBC 4, BBC Radio 3, Classic FM (London)
  • CBC (Canada)
  • ABC (Australia)
  • Concert FM (New York City, USA)
  • Radio Netherlands
  • WDR (Germany)
  • Radio Swizzeria Italiana (Switzerland)
  • Radio Suisse Romande (Switzerland)
  • DRS (Switzerland)
  • RTE (Ireland)
  • Radio New Zealand Classic FM
  • TV New Zealand
  • Radio Orpheus (Moscow, Russia)
  • Russian Federation State TV ( Moscow)
  • The 'Culture' TV Channel (Moscow, Russia)


See also LIVE RADIO RECORDINGS – excerpts








With Mikhail Rudy at BBC Radio 3

With Mikhail Rudy at BBC Radio 3



Rehearsing with Irina Schnittke in Schnittke's Hamburg apartment

Rehearsing with Irina Schnittke
in Schnittke's Hamburg apartment



Recording session with two Polynesian folk musicians and their instruments. New Zealand, 2006

Recording session with two Polynesian folk musicians
and their instruments. New Zealand, 2006



Cello Duet Natalia Pavlutskaya and Alexander Ivashkin in windy New Zealand

Cello Duet Natalia Pavlutskaya and Alexander Ivashkin
in windy New Zealand