Alexander Tcherepnin

Real Name:
Александр Николаевич Черепнин
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Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin (1899–1977) was a Russian-American composer, pianist and music theorist, son of composer and conductor Nicolas Tcherepnin. Alexander is the father of composers Ivan Tcherepnin and Serge Tcherepnin (inventor of Serge Modular synthesizer), and grandfather of electronic composers and musicians Stefan Tcherepnin and Sergei Tcherepnin.

Tcherepnin studied at the St. Petersburg and Tbilisi Conservatories, and among his teachers were composers Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov and pianist Leocadia Kashperova. After his family moved to France in 1921, Alexander finished his studies in Paris with composer Paul Antonin Vidal and pianist Isidore Philipp, head of the piano department at the Paris Conservatoire.

Alexander worked closely with the Parisian composers school, namely Arthur Honegger, Bohuslav Martinů, Marcel Mihalovici and Conrad Beck. He began yearly visits to the USA in 1926 and made several extended trips to China and Japan between 1934 and 1937. Tcherepnin worked with Akira Ifukube, Yoritsune Matsudaira, Fumio Hayasaka, Kō Bunya, and He Luting, and established a publishing house in Tokyo to promote their music. While in China, he met the Chinese pianist Lee Hsien Ming (1915–1991), and the two later married in Europe. They had three sons together: Peter, Serge and Ivan.

In 1948, they relocated to the United States and settled in Chicago, where Alexander taught composition at DePaul University (1949–64). His students there included Phillip Ramey, Robert Muczynski, Gloria Coates, and John Downey. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered his second symphony with Rafael Kubelik conducting. In 1967, Alexander toured in USSR and gave concerts in Moscow, Leningrad and Tbilisi.
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Alexander Tcherepnin Discography Tracks

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LPM 18 710 Alexander Tcherepnin - Rachmaninoff: Paganini - Rhapsodie / Tscherepnin: 10 Bagatellen / Weber: Konzertstück F-moll album art Sergei Rachmaninoff*, Alexander Tscherepnin*, Carl Maria von Weber, Margrit Weber, Ferenc Fricsay, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Sergei Rachmaninoff*, Alexander Tscherepnin*, Carl Maria von Weber, Margrit Weber, Ferenc Fricsay, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Rachmaninoff: Paganini - Rhapsodie / Tscherepnin: 10 Bagatellen / Weber: Konzertstück F-moll(LP, Mono) Deutsche Grammophon LPM 18 710 Germany 1961 Sell This Version
LS-645 Alexander Tcherepnin - Symphony No. 5 / Concerto Grosso album art Tcherepnin* / Mohaupt* - The Louisville Orchestra, Whitney* Tcherepnin* / Mohaupt* - The Louisville Orchestra, Whitney* - Symphony No. 5 / Concerto Grosso(LP, Album) First Edition Records LS-645 US 1964 Sell This Version
Alexander Tcherepnin - Klavierkonzerte Nr. 2 Op. 26 & Nr. 5 Op. 96 album art Alexander Tcherepnin Klavierkonzerte Nr. 2 Op. 26 & Nr. 5 Op. 96 Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon Austria 1968 Sell This Version
89 738 Alexander Tcherepnin - Bartók Klavierkonzert Nr. 3 / Prokofieff Klavierkonzert Nr 1. Des-dur Op.10 / Tscherepnin 10 Bagatellen Op.5 album art Béla Bartók, Serge Prokofieff*, Alexander Tscherepnin* Béla Bartók, Serge Prokofieff*, Alexander Tscherepnin* - Bartók Klavierkonzert Nr. 3 / Prokofieff Klavierkonzert Nr 1. Des-dur Op.10 / Tscherepnin 10 Bagatellen Op.5(LP) Heliodor 89 738 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
CSD 3725 Alexander Tcherepnin - Music Of Alexander Tcherepnin album art Alexander Tcherepnin, Paul Tortelier, Yan Pascal*, Groupe Instrumental de Paris Alexander Tcherepnin, Paul Tortelier, Yan Pascal*, Groupe Instrumental de Paris - Music Of Alexander Tcherepnin(LP) His Master's Voice CSD 3725 UK 1972 Sell This Version
TV-S 34545 Alexander Tcherepnin - 10 Bagatelles For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 5; Nativite For String Trio And Orchestra; Chamber Symphony For String Orchestra, Op. 110 album art Alexander Tcherepnin, Leon Mouravieff, Dmitri Shostakovich, Jörg Faerber, Jürgen Meyer-Josten Alexander Tcherepnin, Leon Mouravieff, Dmitri Shostakovich, Jörg Faerber, Jürgen Meyer-Josten - 10 Bagatelles For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 5; Nativite For String Trio And Orchestra; Chamber Symphony For String Orchestra, Op. 110(LP) Turnabout TV-S 34545 US 1973 Sell This Version
MHS 3617 Prokofiev*, Mouravieff* & Tcherepnin* Prokofiev*, Mouravieff* & Tcherepnin* - 20th Century Russian Piano Music(LP, Album) Musical Heritage Society MHS 3617 US 1974 Sell This Version
Alexander Tcherepnin - Suite Algérienne / Georgiana Suite album art Saint-Saëns* / Tcherepnin* - The Frankenland State Symphony Orchestra Of Nuremberg*, George Barati Saint-Saëns* / Tcherepnin* - The Frankenland State Symphony Orchestra Of Nuremberg*, George Barati - Suite Algérienne / Georgiana Suite Lyrichord US 1976 Sell This Version
SM 191510 Alexander Tcherepnin - Russische Balletmusik: Rimsky Korsakow - Sadko / Tcherepnin - Die Hochzeit Der Sobeide / Liadow - Kikimora / Glasunow - Balletszenen album art Othmar F. M. Mága, Bochumer Symphoniker, Rimsky Korsakow*, Tcherepnin*, Liadow*, Glasunow* Othmar F. M. Mága, Bochumer Symphoniker, Rimsky Korsakow*, Tcherepnin*, Liadow*, Glasunow* - Russische Balletmusik: Rimsky Korsakow - Sadko / Tcherepnin - Die Hochzeit Der Sobeide / Liadow - Kikimora / Glasunow - Balletszenen(LP) Impromptu SM 191510 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
RBM 3052 Alexander Tcherepnin - Russische Orchesterwerke album art Alexander Glasunow*, Alexander Tcherepnin, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakow* - Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie*, Klauspeter Seibel Alexander Glasunow*, Alexander Tcherepnin, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakow* - Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie*, Klauspeter Seibel - Russische Orchesterwerke(LP) RBM Records RBM 3052 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
GL 25059 Alexander Tcherepnin, Louisville Orchestra*, Robert Whitney Alexander Tcherepnin, Louisville Orchestra*, Robert Whitney - Piano Concerto No. 2: Symphony No. 2(LP) RCA Gold Seal GL 25059 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
Alexander Tcherepnin - Cellowerke album art Tcherepnin*, Esther Nyffenegger, Annette Weisbrod Tcherepnin*, Esther Nyffenegger, Annette Weisbrod - Cellowerke Da Camera Magna Germany 1978 Sell This Version
RL 30324 Alexander Tcherepnin - Trio D-Dur op.22 / Trio D-Dur op.39 album art Sergej Tanejew*, Alexander Tscherepnin*, Odeon Trio Sergej Tanejew*, Alexander Tscherepnin*, Odeon Trio - Trio D-Dur op.22 / Trio D-Dur op.39(LP) RCA RL 30324 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music album art Alexander Tcherepnin, Bennett Lerner Alexander Tcherepnin, Bennett Lerner - Piano Music (Album) Etcetera (3) Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
OCD 440 Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 4 & 5 album art Alexander Tcherepnin -- Murray McLachlan, Chetham's Symphony Orchestra, Julian Clayton Alexander Tcherepnin -- Murray McLachlan, Chetham's Symphony Orchestra, Julian Clayton - Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 4 & 5(CD, Album) Olympia (2) OCD 440 UK 1995 Sell This Version
OCD 584 Alexander Tcherepnin - Chamber Concerto · Rhapsodie Georgienne · Pieces for Chamber Orchestra · String Serenade album art Alexander Tcherepnin -- Alexander Rudin, Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra Alexander Tcherepnin -- Alexander Rudin, Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra - Chamber Concerto · Rhapsodie Georgienne · Pieces for Chamber Orchestra · String Serenade(CD, Album) Olympia (2) OCD 584 UK 1996 Sell This Version
OCD 640 Alexander Tcherepnin - The Tcherepnin Family: Music From Three Generations album art Николай Черепнин, Alexander Tcherepnin, Ivan Tcherepnin Николай Черепнин, Alexander Tcherepnin, Ivan Tcherepnin - The Tcherepnin Family: Music From Three Generations(CD, Album) Olympia (2) OCD 640 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CD-1018, BIS-CD-1018 Alexander Tcherepnin - Symphonies No. 3 & No. 4 / Piano Concerto No. 6 album art Alexander Tcherepnin, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui, Noriko Ogawa Alexander Tcherepnin, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui, Noriko Ogawa - Symphonies No. 3 & No. 4 / Piano Concerto No. 6(CD) BIS, BIS CD-1018, BIS-CD-1018 Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
CD-1017, BIS-CD-1017 Alexander Tcherepnin - Symphonies No. 1 & No. 2 / Piano Concerto No. 5 album art Alexander Tcherepnin, Singapore Symphony OrchestraLan ShuiNoriko Ogawa Alexander Tcherepnin, Singapore Symphony OrchestraLan ShuiNoriko Ogawa - Symphonies No. 1 & No. 2 / Piano Concerto No. 5(CD, Album) BIS, BIS CD-1017, BIS-CD-1017 Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
CHAN 9770 Alexander Tcherepnin - Complete Music for Cello and Piano album art Alexander Tcherepnin -- Alexander Ivashkin, Geoffrey Tozer (2) Alexander Tcherepnin -- Alexander Ivashkin, Geoffrey Tozer (2) - Complete Music for Cello and Piano(CD, Album) Chandos CHAN 9770 UK 1999 Sell This Version
OCD 681 Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music ● Volume 1 album art Alexander Tcherepnin, Murray McLachlan Alexander Tcherepnin, Murray McLachlan - Piano Music ● Volume 1(CD, Album) Olympia (2) OCD 681 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CDS 296 Alexander Tcherepnin - Quintets album art Rubinstein*, Tcherepnin*, Ippolitov-Ivanov*, Tansman*, Wind Quintet Of The Prague National Theatre*, Giorgio Koukl Rubinstein*, Tcherepnin*, Ippolitov-Ivanov*, Tansman*, Wind Quintet Of The Prague National Theatre*, Giorgio Koukl - Quintets(CD, Album) Dynamic (4) CDS 296 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
OCD 682 Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Music ● Volume 2 album art Alexander Tcherepnin, Murray McLachlan Alexander Tcherepnin, Murray McLachlan - Piano Music ● Volume 2(CD, Album) Olympia (2) OCD 682 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CD 896 Alexander Tcherepnin - Bagatelles / Message / Wishes / Five Concert Etudes / Songs with Words / Sonata No. 2 album art Alexander Tcherepnin, Martha Braden Alexander Tcherepnin, Martha Braden - Bagatelles / Message / Wishes / Five Concert Etudes / Songs with Words / Sonata No. 2(CD, Album, RE) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CD 896 US 2002 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-1247 Alexander Tcherepnin - Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4, Symphonic Prayer, Magna Mater album art Alexander Tcherepnin -- Noriko Ogawa, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui Alexander Tcherepnin -- Noriko Ogawa, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui - Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4, Symphonic Prayer, Magna Mater(CD, Album) BIS BIS-CD-1247 Europe 2003 Sell This Version