The famous Russian pianist-composer, who became an American citizen in 1958, was as well known in 1930s Paris as Stravinsky and heir to a number of Slav cultures in Europe and Asia. In the course of long visits, he also analyzed the music of the Far East (China, Japan, Korea...), endeavouring to find a common language in the various folklores he discovered. A myriad of one-page blochki ('little fleas') as well as six piano concertos, four symphonies, three operas, cantatas, choruses, songs, etc. offer a surprising literature, e.g., for cello and keyboard, a vivid, virtuosic repertoire, authenticated by its folk sources.
PRD DSD 250 290