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MAXIM BEREZOVSKY (early 1740s -1777)

CM 0022003
Sinfonia in C major (1770-1773)
1   Allegro molto [2:23]
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2   Andante [4:10]
3   Presto [2:30]
The First Russian symphony
4   Aria of Timante "Prudente Mi Chiedi" from "Il Demofonte" opera (1773) [4:36]
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5   Aria of Timante "Misero Pargoletto" from "Il Demofonte" opera (1773) [5:39]
6   Sonata in B flat major for Harpsichord [4:52]
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7   Sonata in C major for Harpsichord [4:17]
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Sonata in F major for Harpsichord (in two parts)
8   Allegro [2:14]
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9   Ariette [3:47]
Sonata in C major for Violin and Harpsichord (1772)
10   Allegro [4:37]
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11   Grave [2:49]
12   Menuetto con 6 variazioni [2:53]
13   Quartet "Cast Me Not Off In The Time Of Old Age" (before 1769)
(transcription for Strings by P. Serbin, 2003)
Listen audioclip (810Κα)
Tracks 1 - 9 are the World Premiere Recordings
Total Time [54:48]

Text of the booklet is available in English, German, and Russian.

How it was - photos from the recording sessions


Disc reviews:
"Audiophile Audition"
"Musik an sich" (in German)
"Diapason" (in French)



Sergei Filchenko / 1st violin
"In Memory of Great Stainer",
A. Rabinovich, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1996/ after J.Stainer (tracks 1-5, 10-13)

Vlad Pessin /1st violin
A. Rabinovich, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2001/ after J.Stainer (tracks 1-5)

Marina Katarzhnova /1st violin
L. Kerchenko, Moscow, Russia, 1996/ after A. Stradivari, 1707 (tracks 1-5)

Dmitry Sinkovsky /2nd violin
J. Schweizer, Germany, 1810
(tracks 1-5, 13)

Natalia Kossareva /2nd violin
anonym, Germany, 1791 (tracks 1-5)

Ekaterina Krasutskaya / 2nd violin
anonym, France, early 1800-s (tracks 1-5)

Juri Vdovitchenko/viola
anonym, Tirol, 1792 (tracks 1-5, 13)

Margarita Spiridonova/viola
anonym, Italy, early 1800-s (tracks 1-5)

Pavel Serbin/cello
E. Pillement a Mirecourt, 1795 /restored by A. Meyer, Metz, France (tracks 1-5, 10-13)

Jaroslav Kovaliov/cello
I. Frolov, Moscow, Russia, 1950 (tracks 1-5)

Miroslav Maksimyuk /double-bass piccolo
anonym, Germany, XIX century (tracks 1-5)

Andrei Piskunov/oboe
G. Wolf, Cronah, Germany/ after J.F.Grundmann, 1788 (tracks 1- 4)

Philipp Nodel/oboe
M & F Ponseele, Damme , Belgique /after J.F. Grundmann, ca. 1775 (tracks 1- 4)

Olga Ivusheikova/flute
R. Tutz, Innsbruk, Austria / after H. Grenser, 1765 (tracks 2, 5)

Ekaterina Driazzhina/flute
(R. Tutz, Innsbruk, Austria / after H. Grenser, 1765) (tracks 2, 5)

Helen MacDougall /natural horn
Ferdinand Kron, Mainz, Germany, 1820 (tracks 1- 5)

Alexander Andrusik / natural horn
Patterson Hornworks, USA, 2002 / after A. Cortois, 1841 (tracks 1- 5)

Olga Martynova
harpsichord William Dowd (french model), Paris, 1970-s (tracks 1- 5)
pianoforte Neupert, Bamberg-Nurnberg, 1979/after J.A. Stein, 1788 (tracks 6 - 12)

Galina Knysh (soprano)
Olga Martynova (harpsichord, pianoforte)

Artistic Director Pavel Serbin
Principle Violin and Concertmaster Sergei Filchenko
Conductor Teodor Currentzis



Recording Details

Microphones - Neumann km130
DPA (B & K) 4006
DPA (B & K) 4011


All the microphone buffer amplifiers and pre-amplifiers are Polyhymnia International B.V. custom built.

DSD analogue to digital converter - Meitner design by EMM Labs.

Recording, editing and mixing on Pyramix system by Merging Technologies.


Recording Producer - Michael Serebryanyi
Balance Engineer - Erdo Groot
Recording Engineer - Roger de Schot
Editor - Carl Schuurbiers


(P)&(C) Essential Music, #16b-2, Volokolamskoye shosse,
Moscow, 125080, Russia.


6.07 & 17-22.08.2003 5th Studio of The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR) Moscow, Russia

The "Luigi Cherubini" Conservatorium (Florence, Italy) for preserving Berezovsky's manuscripts
Professor Valeria Shulgina for the results of scientific research in Chartoryzhsky Archive (Krakow National Museum, Poland)
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow, Russia) for providing the copy of artwork


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