Compositions of Viatcheslav Semionov and arrangements published by Karthause Schmuelling.
 
Catalog 1046 Beloliza-krugloliza (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1247 Belorussische Rhapsodie (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1275 Bulgarische Suite (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1067 Caprice Nr. 1 (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1177 Don-Rhapsodie Nr. 1 (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1001 Don-Rhapsodie Nr. 2 (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1245 Estonische Rhapsodie (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1178 Kalina krasnaja (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1011 Kindersuite Nr. 1 (5 titles) (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1010 Kindersuite Nr. 2 (5 titles) (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1209 Litovskaya Rhapsodie (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1246 Scherzo (Solo) arranged by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1074 Sonate Nr. 1 (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1274 Spanisches Caprice (Solo) arranged by Viatcheslav Semionov
Catalog 1045 Ukrainische Rhapsodie (Solo) composed by Viatcheslav Semionov
   
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MusicForAccordion.com sells 5 CDs of the accordion music. Catalog: vs800 Semionov Plays His Transcriptions. This CD  of Semionov is a result of long term efforts towards modern transcriptions for this instrument. I have aspired not only to achieve the true image of the masterpieces, included here, but also to show the versatility and ability of this instrument. I wanted my listerners to have the sense that these pieces could have been originally written for the bayan/accordion.
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MusicForAccordion.com sells 5 CDs of the accordion music. Catalog: vs801 Kpachar. This recording shows the originality of Semionov's compositions. Also, all compositons are interpreted by the author himself, who is nowadays one of the leading accordion players.
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MusicForAccordion.com sells 5 CDs of the accordion music. Catalog: vs802 Kpachar. Duo Semionov is thrilled to present this, their first compact disc. The music included offers an exciting variety of styles - from the classics to traditional Russian folk music, ragtime to evocative romances, all performed with great musical passion and thrilling technical precision.
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MusicForAccordion.com sells 5 CDs of the accordion music. Catalog: vs803 Frescos. This cd presents the Moscow premiere of probably the most important Semionov's compositions - "Frescos" - the concerto for bayan, chamber orchestra and percussion. The recording was made during the concert of the XVth International Festival "Bayan and Bayanists" in the Concert Hall of the Gnesin's Russian Academy of Music on December 15th, 2004. The concert was performed by the author accormpanied by the Chamber Orchestra of the Academy. The conductor was the Honored Artist Kazakhstan, composer, professor Gnessins RAM, Timur Mynbaev.
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MusicForAccordion.com sells 5 CDs of the accordion music. Catalog: vs804 Duo Semionov. Duo Semionov are thrilled to present this, their second compact disc. The music included offers and exciting variety of styles, all performed with great musical passion and thrilling technical precision.
Biography:
Viatcheslav Semionov was born in 1946 in the ancient city of Trubchevsk, Bryansk (about 300km south of Moscow). Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, he began playing the bayan (chromatic accordion) at the age of 7. After his father's initial tuition he continued his studies at the Rostov Art College and the Gnessins' Musical Pedagogical Institute in Moscow (now called the Russian Gnessins Academy of Music), one of the great musical centres in Russia.

At 21 years of age his international career began, when he started to take part in accordion competitions in Klingenthal, Germany (1967), Sofia, Bulgaria (1968) and Berlin, Germany (1973), in all of which he was placed Laureate of these competitions. As concert artist Viatcheslav Semionov has given concerts in more than 30 countries.

Viatcheslav Semionov (who may rightly be called, one of the founders of the modern school of the bayan) began teaching in 1968 at the Rostov Musical Pedagogical Institute. In 1988, Semionov was invited to be a Professor of Gnessins Russian Academy of Music. Over fifty of his students have been competition winners at international level and many others of his students have won national competitions. Yuri Shishkin, Anatoli Zaikin, Youri Dranga, Yuri Medianik, Alexander Poeleuv, Alexander Selivanov have received their education from Prof. Semionov.

In addition to his intensive teaching schedule, he pursued his career on the concert stage, for which he received the following accolades:
1977 Awarded the title "Honoured Artist of Russia"
1982 Vice-President of the Music Committee of the
Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes
1983 Granted degree of Professor
1988 Professor at the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music, Moscow.
1994 Awarded the Silver Disk at the Intern. Festival "Bayan and Bayanists" in Moscow
1995 Awarded the highest possible honour "People's Artist of Russia" by President Boris Yeltsin
2000 Laureate awarded at the International Competition of Composers in Moscow
2002 Elected to the Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes Music Committee
2004 Awarded the Merit Award of the Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes
2005 Order of Friendship presented by the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin

As well as often being invited to give master classes at conservatories in Russia and abroad, he is frequently asked to judge at international competitions. Since 1991 he has been playing duo with his wife Natalia Semionov who plays the domra (a traditional Russian folk instrument). They have given concerts in the USA, China, and extensively throughout Europe.

Viatcheslav is well known as a composer for the bayan. His compositions, "First Sonata", "Basquriad - Second Sonata" "Four Rhapsody: Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Estonia", "Don Rhapsody", "Frescos - Concert for Bayan ansprice No. 2", and others, are considered standard repertoire by many accordionists in the world and his works are compulsory pieces for many international accordion competitions. His compositions have been published in both Russia and Germany. He has recorded several LPs and cassettes and in1996 his first CD "Semionov plays his Transcriptions" was released.

Viatcheslav Semionov is outstanding musician, performer, composer and teacher, People's Artist of Russia, professor, member of the Union of Composers of Russia, awarded the “Friendship” medal, Vice-President of the Music Committee of the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA, IMC-UNESCO) and the Interregional Association Accordion (MABA, Russia), winner of international competitions of composers and performers. In 2013 he was awarded the “Paolo Soprani” prize (Italy) for his outstanding contribution to the development of the accordion art.

Compositions of Viatcheslav Semionov can be constantly heard at major international competitions as well as in the programs of world-renowned musicians.


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