Our Literature and Art Project is an opportunity to
introduce famous and unknown artistically-talented people. We would like to introduce poets, writers, artists, musicians, photographers, and craftspeople, believing that their work deserves to be
preserved for future generations. The authors, who are presented by the Literary and Art Workshop are the members of The Pushkin Society in America. It is an organization that helps talented
individuals to preserve Russian history and culture, as well as introduce it to Americans. We encourage authors who would like to publish their works during a workshop to join the Pushkin Society
in America. The entry procedure is under the title “Join Us.”
We open the Literature and Art page with the following article:
The living memory of Alexander Pushkin.
Champion of the Creative Dialogue Among Poetic Minds
by Rachel B. Douglas
We present Larissa Grabois Gabois, a 2012 Pushin Society in America member.
Larissa Grabois is a soprano soloist, pianist, and music therapy student at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. She is a member of three different national collegiate honor societies. In 2013, Ms. Grabois sang lyrics from Romantic operas written by Alexander Pushkin at the Nicholas Roerich Museum and represented our organization at the Pushkin Wreath Concert, which is located at the Rodina Russian House, a Russian community center, in Howell, N.J. She sings in a variety of genres, such as classical music, opera, Broadway, and pop fusion. Ms. Grabois has also released several CDs. In September 2013, Larissa performed in Bergen County, N.J. She was also recently awarded a prize at a talent competition in Villa Roma, a famous resort in the Catskills in upstate New York. She enjoys entertaining at children’s and adult parties. Larissa also volunteers at organizations that serves children with special needs and is a member of “Sing for Hope”, an organization that provides help to underprivileged communities in New York City with music service.
“Pushkin’s Wreath” Concert:
[Playlist Link can be used to access ALL Pushkin videos.]
Here is Dr. George Borisov, the music archive director of the Pushkin Society, and his co-author, Marina Strakovsky’s book.
From the Cradle of Classical Music
Rare Masterpieces of American and Russian Music from the Classical Era
Arranged for Students of the Piano by
Dr. George Borisov
Designed to introduce students to the complex history of the classical era through a broader repertoire of the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth century works. The Russian works in this volume have never previously been published in the United States.
Classical Music, both in the teacher’s studio and on the concert stage, has been traditionally defined by a small number of virtuoso composers: Mozart, Haydn, and the like. It is only in the last few decades that student repertoires have begun to include the myriad of fascinating composers of the period. Our hope with this volume is to stretch today’s understanding of Classicism for students, by bringing to light the works of national school that lay outside the European centers- namely, those at the periphery of Europe: the United States and Russia.
For information about purchasing this volume, please visit:
This publication was made possible thanks to the support of the Cecilian Music Club of Freehold and is dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the club. It includes an essay on the history of the Cecilian Music Club.
Indermediate-Advanced-Level Piano Repertoire:
F. Johnson Spanish Dance
Favorite Hop Waltz in E-Flat Major
Favorite Hop Waltz in C
Anonymous Evergreen Polka (solo)
Evergreen Polka (one piano, four hands)
J.Hemmenway Philadelphia Hop Waltz (solo)
Philadelphia Hop Waltz (one piano, four hands)
J. Hewitt Sonatina III
W. Brown Rondo III
B.Carr Sonata IV
I.E.Khandoshkin Five Variations on Russian Folk Song
Russian Folk Tune with Variations in A Major
F.M.Dubiansky Russian Folk Song with Variations in D Major
L.S.Gurilev Russian Folk Tune with Variations in C Minor