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PAVEL SEBERYAKOV - PIANIST

Autographed all Rachmaninov 2 page program, Lenningrad Conservatory Concert Hall, 6 January, 1974.

Serebryakov plays 6 Preludes, 3 Etude-Tableaux from his Op. 33 and 39, 6 individual works, as well as 3 Musical Moments.

The pianist (1909-1977) was a pupil of Leonid Nikoleyev at the Leningrad Conservatory.  Nikolayev also taught Maria Yudina, Dimitri Shostakovich and Vladimir Sofrinitzky.  In 1933 he placed 2nd in the National Piano Competition and toured as a concert pianist. In 1932 he won the annual Chopin Competition in Warsaw.  Shortly thereafter he was made a Professor at the Conservatory and was made it’s Director in 1938 at the age of 29.  He was at first friendly with Dimitri Shostakovich and in fact premiered several of his works, including the Piano Trio number 2, which was recorded with Rostropovich and Vaiman.  In 1950 he played the Bach Triple Concert on Leipzig for the Bach Bicentennial with his Nikoleyev’s daughter Tatiana and Shostakovich.  Interestingly, Serebryakov had fired Shostakovich from the Conservatory in 1948 under intense political pressure. He had two terms as Director of the Conservatory, 1938-1951 and 1968-his death in 1977.  He had an important recital career, as well as a chamber career and recorded with orchestra, a number of recordings can be purchased on-line and several on YouTube.  Quite a rare autograph, first we have seen.

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