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Virtuosic Gifts

Music by
Mykola Lysenko -
heard by
GERALD FENECH

'... superb craftsmanship ...'

Mykola Lysenko: Complete Music for Violin and Piano. © 2015 Toccata Classics

Mykola Lysenko, regarded as the father of Ukrainian classical music, was born in March 1842 in a village near the Dnipro river. His father came from an aristocratic family; his mother, a Ukrainian, was educated in St Petersburg, and never spoke with her native tongue. Indeed, Ukrainian was considered a peasant language at the time, and his mother set him a programme to study French, apart from dancing, etiquette and piano. It is indeed a mystery how a boy with such an upbringing could become an ardent patriot later in life...

Copyright © 14 September 2015 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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MYKOLA LYSENKO: COMPLETE MUSIC FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO (TOCC 0177)

MYKOLA LYSENKO: PIANO MUSIC VOLUME ONE (TOCC 0287)

MYKOLA LYSENKO

UKRAINE

TOCCATA CLASSICS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

VIOLIN MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

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