Here are the posts I shared for week 1.
Nikolai Myaskovsky (1880-1950) - Symphony No.21 in F sharp minor, Op. 51Myaskovsky, the "Father of the Russian Symphony" His orchestral output was popular both in and outside the Soviet Union. His 21st Symphony was completed in 1940 and was awarded the Stalin Prize. It was one of five that Myaskovsky won -- the most of any composer.
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) - Piano sonata No. 7Prokofiev is the middle of the three piano sonatas he wrote during World War II. Sviatoslav Richter premiered the work in 1943. The middle movement is based on Schumann's lieder "Wehmut." "I can sometimes sing as if I were glad, yet secretly tears well and so free my heart." The buried subversion went unnoticed - the sonata was awarded the Stalin Prize (second class).
Samuil Feinberg 1890-1962) Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 36Feinberg was a pianist first, and a composer second. He's best remembered for his complete recording of Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier." Feinberg wrote mostly for the solo piano, although he also completed three piano concertos. His second concerto won the Stalin Prize in 1946.
Valery Gavrilin (1930-1999) - Perezvony: a choral symphony of-action for soloists, mixed chorus, oboe, percussion and narrator
The poster of the video for this work didn't allow embedding from YouTube. Here's the link to the performance