The piano pieces by Nikolay Andreyevitch Roslawez selected here and published for the first time complement the already published piano sonatas (ED 7941, ED 8391, ED 8392) and individual pieces (ED 7907). Created in the years 1919 and 1921, they represent the central phase of the composer's development and are characteristic of Roslawez' mature style.
Although reminiscent of Skryabin in their musical language, the six miniatures 'Berceuse', 'Danse', 'Valse', '2 Préludes' and 'Poème' are technically easy to play and are suitable for piano lessons.
Roslawez studied composition and violin in Moscow. He was one of the leading figures of the musical scene in the 1920s. Treated with increasing hostility for political reasons, up to being barred from pursuing his career, he spent the last years of his life in poverty.
Nicolai A Roslavets