Vladimir Rebikoff – Valse Melancholique – Effie Agrafioti, piano – 2021

Vladimir Rebikoff was born Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, on May 31st, 1866. He died in Yalta, Crimea, Russia, on October 20th, 1920.

Born into a family of distant Tatar ancestry, began studying the piano with his mother. His sisters also were pianists.

He graduated from the Moscow University faculty of philology. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory with N. Klenovsky, a pupil of Peter Tchaikovsky, and then for three years in Berlin and Vienna with K. Mayrberger (music theory), O. Jasch (instrumentation), and T. Müller (piano). Valse Melancolique Op. 2, No. 3 CD –Sounds from the Drawer- Irida Classical-2021


Effie Agrafioti, Piano

Rebikoff was already a forgotten figure by the time of his death at age 54. He was bitter and disillusioned, convinced wrongly that composers such as Debussy, Scriabin, and Stravinsky had made their way into public prominence through stealing his ideas.

Rebikoff is best known by way of his insubstantial music in salon genres. Rebikoff’s role as an important early instigator of twentieth-century techniques deserves to be more widely recognized.” (Uncle Dave Lewis, Allmusic)