Mikhail Bronner

Principal works

OPERAS

«The Cold Heart» on libretto by S. Mitin after W. Hauff (1991)
«The Golden Island» on libretto by S.Kozlov (1992). N. Sats Moscow State Academic Children‘s Music Theatre (first performed on October 3, 1993)
«Barmalei» on libretto by M.Bronner after К. Chukovsky (2002, second edition 2017)
«Long Return (Book of Songs)» for chorus theatre (2009) (first performed on May 21, 2009)
«Russian Decameron» for chorus theatre (2010) (first performed on april 24, 2010)
«To Helen» 8 romances on verses of Shakespeare and Ronsard for choral theater and piano, violin, cello (2013) (first performed on November 8, 2013)
«Edible Fairy Tales» Children’s Opera in two acts. Libretto and poetry by Lev Yakovlev after the book by Masha Traub (2013). Staged in the Natalya Sats Children’s Musical Theater, Moscow, Russia (Premiere on September 14, 2013)
«Simple-minded Songs» Concerto for chorus theatre, piano and percussion in ten parts on verses of French folk songs XV-XVIII centuries in translation by I. Ehrenburg (2014) (first performed on November 19, 2014)
«Christmas Eve» Folk musical based on the novel by Nikolai Gogol. Original music and musical version of Michael Bronner. Moscow State Musical Folklore Theater «Russian Song» (Premiere on December 7, 2015) The author of the idea — head of the theater «Russian song» Nadezhda Babkina. Director — Nina Chusova.
«The Ugly Duckling» Opera in two acts. Libretto by R Sats, M. Gorevich, V.Ryabov. Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale (2015). Staged in the Natalya Sats Children’s Musical Theater, Moscow, Russia (Premiere on November 19, 2016)
«Riot of broads» Musical paintings based on works by Mikhail Sholokhov. Original music and musical version of Mikhail Bronner. Staged in the Moscow State Musical Theater Folklore «Russian Song» (Premiere on November 21, 2016) The author of the idea — head of the theater «Russian song» Nadezhda Babkina. Director — Nina Chusova.

BALLETS

«The Optimistic Tragedy» on libretto by D.Bryantsev and G.Matskiavicius after V.Vishnevsky. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow State Academic Music Theatre (first performed on December 23, 1985)
«The Taming of the Shrew» on libretto by D.Bryantsev after W.Shakespeare. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow StateAcademic Music Theatre (first performed on May 8, 1996)

COMPOSITIONS FOR MIXED CHOIR A‘CAPPELLA OR FOR CHOIR AND ORGAN OR PIANO

«Hail, Morning!» choral triptych on verses by N.Nikitin (1979)
«Heather Honey» choral concerto in four movements on lyrics by English and Scottish poets (1980)
«Dona nobis pacem» for mixed choir and organ (1995)
«Three choruses on lyrics by Tyutchev, Pushkin and Baratynsky» (2000)
«Grandpa‘s Thought» (2004)
«Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi» (To the Memory of My Mother) (2004)

COMPOSITIONS FOR MIXED CHOIR AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

«Two Hundred and Ten Steps» oratorio on verses by R. Rozhdestvensky (1980)
«Peasant Songs» on verses by A. Koltsov (1981)
«Songs of Love, Death and Eternity of Being (Missa Humanus)» on lyrics by 17th century German poets (1988)
«Jewish Requiem» for four soloists, mixed and children‘s choirs and orchestra (1992)
«And the Whiff of Being‘s Tempests…» for choir and folk instrument orchestra on lyrics by Russian poets (2005)
«In the beginning» Joyous music for chorus, two pianos, kettledrums and string orchestra (2008)

COMPOSITIONS FOR CHILDREN‘S CHOIR A‘CAPPELLA

«Book of Psalms» (1991)
«From Russian Poetry» on lyrics by A.Pushkin, A.Delvig, E.Baratynsky (1996)
«Two choruses on lyrics by FTyutchev» (2000)

COMPOSITIONS FOR CHILDREN‘S CHOIR AND PIANO

«Pieces of Wicked Advice» on verses by G.Oster (1993)
«Telling Fortune by Different Body Parts» on verses by G.Oster (1995)
«From the Book of Prophet Isaiah» (1998)
«Limericks» on lyrics by Edward Lear (2004)
«Summertime Music» version for children‘s choir and piano on verses by I.Brodsky (2006)
«Mom and Dad» for children's and mixed choir оn the verses by M.Bronner(2016)
«We want to Africa» for children's and mixed choir оn the verses by M.Bronner(2016)

COMPOSITIONS FOR CHILDREN‘S CHOIR AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OR INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

«Body parts divination» for children‘s choir and chamber orchestra by poems G.Oster (2013)
«The Key to the Kingdom or Miracles Never End» сoncerto on texts of traditional English and Scottish songs (1982)
«Do Shine Brightly!» cantata (1986)
«The Hot Stone» fairy-tale cantata after A.Gaydar (1987)
«Stabat mater» for bass soloist, children‘s choir and orchestra (1993)
«Summertime Music» for children‘s choir, bayan and chamber orchestra on verses by I.Brodsky (2007)
«In the beginning» Joyous music version for children‘s choir, two piano and string orchestra. (2008)
«Pike a la Jewish» for children‘s choir, bayan, contrabass, clarinet and tenor (2008)
«Children‘s Crusade» for children‘s choir, organ and chamber orchestra (2009)
«Sounds» cantata for children‘s choir, tenor, electric guitar, harpsichord and chamber orchestra on poems by Fedor Glinka (2012)
«Ten of bad advice» for the children‘s choir and chamber orchestra on poems G.Ostera (2012)
«Limericks» cantata for children‘s choir, saxophone, percussion and chamber orchestra on poems by Edward Lear (2012)

INSTRUMENTAL CONCERTOS

«Lonely Voice» for violin and symphony orchestra (1989)
Concerto for French horn, saxophone and chamber orchestra (1990)
«Saxophone‘s gospel» for saxophone and chamber orchestra 1997)
«Passions by Juda» for bayan and chamber orchestra (1998)
«Time to Have Patience» for chamber orchestra (1999)
«Heaven‘s Gate» for violin and chamber orchestra (2000)
«Cain Time» for bassoon and chamber orchestra (2001)
«The Seasons: A Wreath for Tchaikovsky» — dedication and 12 pieces for violin, cello, flute, clarinet and chamber orchestra (2001)
«Children of the Fear» for piano and symphony orchestra (2002)
«Tomorrow Will Be Better than Yesterday» for saxophone, trumpet and chamber orchestra (2003)
«The Shtetl Music» for saxophone and symphony orchestra (2003)
«Dreams from Far Away» for electronic clarinet and chamber orchestra (2003)
«Testimony» («Кatuv» ) for bayan, piano and symphony orchestra (2004)
«Ave Maria» version for oboe, voice and chamber orchestra (2004)
«Ave Maria» version for saxophone, voice and chamber orchestra (2004)
«Ave Maria» for trumpet, saxophone and chamber orchestra (version) (2011)
«Ave Maria» for marimba, vibraphone and Russian Folk Orchestra (version) (2012)
«Sodom and Gomorrah» for two saxophones, percussion, voice, electronic instruments and chamber orchestra (2004)
«In Search of Grail» for violin, young musician and chamber orchestra (2004)
«Time to Forgive» for balalaika and chamber orchestra (2004)
«Time to Forgive» version for balalaika and folk orchestra (2004)
«Pro et Contr а» for domra-alt and folk orchestra (2005)
«Pro et Contr а» version for domra-alt and chamber orchestra(2005)
«Isle of Happiness» for balalaika, domra-alt and folk orchestra (2006)
«Isle of Happiness» version for balalaika, domra-alt and symphony orchestra (2006)
«Children‘s Corner» for chamber orchestra, rattles, penny whistles, ohs, ahs and one balloon (2006)
«A DUE» for violin, cello and chamber orchestra (2006)
«Transformation of the Soul» concertо for viola and chamber orchestra (2008)
«Transformation of the Soul» Concertо for domra and chamber orchestra (version) (2008)
«Transformation of the Soul» Concertо for domra and folk orchestra (version) (2012)
«7 Yiddish Songs» for violin, tuba and chamber orchestra (2009)
«Towards Meaning» concertofor violin, tuba and chamber orchestra (2009)
«TSAVT TANEM» («I‘ll take your pains upon me…» ) concerto for cello and chamber orchestra (2011)
«The Illusion of Life» concerto for violin, percussion and chamber orchestra (2011)
«7 Yiddish Songs» for bayan and chamber orchestra (2011)
«Transformation of the Soul» for domra and orchestra of folk instruments (version) (2012)
«Time to Forgive» concert for marimba, vibraphone and orchestra of folk instruments (2011)
«The Enchanted Forest» Concerto for the young musician and chamber orchestra (2011)
«The Enchanted Forest» Concerto for accordion and orchestra of folk instruments (version) (2012)
«The Enchanted Forest» Сoncerto for accordion, chamber orchestra and wind (version) (2014)
«Belarusian concert» for cymbals and chamber orchestra (2012)
«Belarusian concert» for domra and chamber orchestra (version) (2014)
«Eight Sonnets» for chamber orchestra and piano (2014)
«Jaсob‘s Ladder: the Angel of Love, the Angel of Sorrow» for cello and chamber orchestra (version) (2015)
«Jaсob‘s Ladder: the Angel of Love, the Angel of Sorrow» for violin and chamber orchestra (version) (2015)
«Swimming in the waves of love» Eight Sonnets for bayan and chamber orchestra (2015)
«Eight Sonnets» for bayan and chamber orchestra (2015)
«Eight Sonnets» for piano and chamber orchestra (2015)
«Six Moments of Happiness , or Cinderella's Dreams» for violin, viola and chamber orchestra (2015)
«In The Middle of Nowhere» Concerto for violin, viola and chamber orchestra (2015)
«Three sad messages» for violin and chamber orchestra (2016)
«Sad messages» for domra and chamber orchestra (version) (2016)
«Kein Heldenleben» Poem for chamber orchestra (2016)
«Six Moments of Happiness, or Cinderella Dreams» for balalaika, mandolin and chamber orchestra (version) (2016)

COMPOSITION FOR FOLK ORCHESTRA

«Tower of Babel» (2010)
«5 Yiddish Songs» (2012)
«Vologda lace» Overture for piano, violin,cello and folk orchestra (2014)
«Lullabies» for balalaika and Russian Folk Orchestra (2015)
«Transformation of the Soul» Concertо for domra and Russian Folk Orchestra (version) (2015)
«7 Yiddish Songs» for bayan and Russian Folk Orchestra (version) (2016)
«Nearby-Far away» (based on Russian romances) forbalalaika and Russian Folk Orchestra (version) (2016)
«Lullabies» for domra and Russian Folk Orchestra (2016)
«Six Moments of Happiness, or Cinderella Dreams» for balalaika, piano and Russian Folk Orchestra (2016)
«Seven Jewish Songs» for bayan and Russian Folk Orchestra (2016)

COMPOSITION FOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

«Overture» (1984)
«The Dreams of Don Quixote» (1993)
«Soter Ponim» («He Who Has Forgotten Us») (1997)
«Time to Have Patience» (2000)
«Ten Judgements of Ten Tables» concerto for symphony orchestra (collective composition by A. Eshpai, M. Bronner, R. Ledenev, A. Chaikovski, A. Voustin, R. Sabitov, Yu. Vorontsov, S. Zhukov, S. Pavlenko and E. Podgaits) (2005)
«Big Freilekhs for a Big Orchestra» (2010)
«Zugzwang» Concerto for symphony orchestra with soloing piano, violin and clarinet (2015)
«Deus Ex Machina» Poem for symphony orchestra (2016)

INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE COMPOSITIONS

Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn (1984)
«Trio barbaro» for clarinet, violin and cello (1988)
«Ave Maria» concerto for soprano, oboe and organ (1991)
«Ave Maria» for bayan, cello and voice (version)(2005)
«Ave Maria» for trumpet, saxophone and piano (version) (2012)
«The Seasons. A Wreath for Tchaikovsky» 13 compositions for piano, violin, cello, flute and clarinet (1992)
«The Seasons. A Wreath for Tchaikovsky» for string quartet, flute and clarinet (version) (2007)
«Moscow Nights: Reminiscences» for bayan, cello, contrabass and clarinet (1998)
«Time to Remember» for string quartet (1999)
«Time to Remember» for flute-alt, violin, viola and cello (version) (2002)
«Time to Have Patience» for string quartet (version) (2001)
«Jaсob‘s Ladder: the Angel of Love, the Angel of Sorrow» for string quartet (2001)
«Jaсob‘s Ladder: the Angel of Love, the Angel of Sorrow» for four cellos (version) (2001)
«Jaсob‘s Ladder: the Angel of Love, the Angel of Sorrow» for three violins and viola (version) (2013)
«Jaсob‘s Ladder: the Angel of Love, the Angel of Sorrow» for four flutes (version) (2013)
«Shir shel ha jom» («The Song of Today» ) for saxophone quartet (2000)
«Tomorrow Will Be Better than Yesterday...» for saxophone, trumpet and piano (version) (2001)
«Tomorrow Will Be Better than Yesterday...» for two saxophones and piano (version) (2002)
«Tomorrow Will Be Better than Yesterday…» for violin, cello and piano (version) (2004)
«Tomorrow Will Be Better than Yesterday...» for violin, cello and bayan (version) (2004)
«Sodom and Gomorrah» for voice, bayan, harpsichord, two saxophones, drum kit and electronics (2004)
«Expulsion from Eden» for viola, clarinet bass, vibraphone and bayan (2008)
«On the Backside of Rainbow» four pieces for two violins and two children (2008)
«Five Yiddish Songs» for 3 violins and viola (2009)
«The Shtetl Music» for violin, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet and piano (version) (2009)
«The Shtetl Music» for piano, two violins, cello and clarinet (version) (2010)
«The Shtetl Music» for violin, cello and bayan (version) (2010)
«The Shtetl Music» for clarinet, string quartet and piano (2011)
«The Shtetl Music» for bayan, clarinet and bass (version) (2013)
«The Shtetl Music» for violin, contrabass and piano (version) (2014)
«The Rondo of the War» for two saxophones and piano (2006)
«The Rondo of the War» for violin, cello and bayan (version) (2011)
«The Rondo of the War» for violin, cello and piano (version)(2011)
«The Rondo of the War» fordomra, mandolin and piano (version) (2015)
«Nearby-Far away» (based on Russian romances) for balalaika, domra, viola and piano (2011)
«Nearby-Far away» (based on Russian romances) version for violin, accordion and clarinet (2011)
«Nearby-Far away» (based on Russian romances) for balalaika, alto domra and piano (2011)
«Nearby-Far away»
(based on Russian romances) for piano, violin and cello (version) (2015)
«Nearby-Far away»
(based on Russian romances) for accordion, violin and cello (version) (2015)
«1812 Capriccio» for bayan and string quartet (2012)
«Eight Yiddish Songs» for violin, tuba and string quintet (2011)
«Seven Yiddish Songs» for bayan and string quartet (version) (2014)
«Five Yiddish Songs» for three violins and viola (version) (2012)
«Seven Yiddish Songs» for bayan and string quintet (version) 2013)
«Pro et Contr а» for domra and piano (version) (2011)
«Oj, Mame» three Jewish songs for string quartet and piano (2012)
«Three Pieces for favorite musicians» for three violins and viola (2013)
«Book of Life» for domra-alto, violin, cello and piano (version) (2014)
«Four Naive Songs» for violin, viola and piano (2014)
«Six Moments of Happiness, or Cinderella Dreams» for two saxophones and piano (version) (2017)
«Six Moments of Happiness, or Cinderella Dreams» for domra, mandolin and piano (version) (2017)
«Sad messages» for the string quartet» (2016)
«Eight Jewish Songs» for twelve saxophones (2016)
«Two lullabies» for violin, viola and cello (2017)
«Oj, mame» for tuba, piano and string quartet (version) (2017)

COMPOSITIONS FOR INSTRUMENTS SOLO

Sonata for piano (1990)
«The Jew: Life and Death» for cello and piano (1995)
«The Garden of Tears» for mixed choir and cello (1996)
«The Garden of Dreams» for cello and bayan (1997)
«The Garden of Dreams» for violin and bayan (version) (2009)
«The Garden of Dreams» for violin and piano (version) (2011)
«The Garden of Dreams» for cello and piano(version) (2011)
«Till» A Book for bayan (1998)
«Abraham and Isaac» for bayan and saxophone soprano (1998)
«Kaddish to the Leaving Century» for cello and piano (1998)
«Adam and Eva» for bayan and violin (1999)
«Nevermore» for saxophone and piano (1999)
«The Message» for viola and kettle-drum (2000)
«Izkoir» for cello solo (2001)
«Izkoir» for domra solo (version) (2011)
«Autumn Again…» (Waltz) for bayan solo (2004)
«Ave Maria» for bayan and cello (version) (2005)
«A Ditty» for alt solo (2006)
«Reminiscences» for piano ((2007)
«Reminiscences» for mandolin and piano (version) (2007)
«Reminiscences» for cymbals and piano (version) (2013)
«To the other side» for violin and piano (2007)
«To the other side» for mandolin and piano (version) (2007)
«To the other side» for domra and piano (version) (2008)
«To the other side» for cymbals and piano (version) (2013)
«Eclipse» for bayan and electronic recording (2008)
«Diptych: «Reminiscences» and «To the other side» for Belarusian dulcimer and piano (version) (2014)
«Transformation of the Soul» for two violins (version)(2009)
«Jaсob‘s Ladder: the Angel of Love, the Angel of Sorrow» for domra and guitar (version) (2009)
«Jaсob‘s Ladder: the Angel of Love, the Angel of Sorrow» for domra and piano (version) (2011)
«Jaсob‘s Ladder: the Angel of Love, the Angel of Sorrow» for bayan and violin (version) (2012)
«The Jew: Life and Death» for violin and bayan (version) (2009)
«The Jew: Life and Death» for cello and bayan (version)(2009)
«The Shtetl Music» for clarinet and accordion (2010)
«The Shtetl Music» for balalaika and piano (version) (2010)
«The Shtetl Music» for balalaika and bayan (version) (2010)
«The Angel of Sorrow» for bayan solo (2011)
«Jewish Happiness» Tango for violin and accordion (2011)
«Jewish Happiness» Tango for violin and piano (version)(2012)
«Jewish Happiness» Tango for marimba and accordion (version) (2013)
«Lullabies» for domra-alt and piano (version) (2011)
«Lullabies» for balalaika and piano (version) (2014)
«Frost patterns on the window» piece for accordion and saxophone from the cycle «The Seasons» (2013)
«Book of Life» for the domra-alto and piano(version) (2014)
«Four Naive Songs» for violin and viola (2014)
«Lullabies» fordomra and piano (version) (2015)
«Insomnia» for bayan (accordion) solo (2015)
«Four Simple-minded Songs» for domra and percussion (2016)
«Sad messages» for violin and piano (version) (2016)
«Sad messages» for domra and piano (version) (2016)
«On the other side of the rainbow» for balalaika and domra (2016)
«Four Children's Pieces» for domra and piano (2016)

COMPOSITIONS FOR VOICE AND PIANO

«Anna Akhmatova» vocal cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano on verses by Anna Akhmatova (1981)
«Insomnia» vocal cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano on verses by Мarina Tsvetayeva (1989)
«I Asked My Heart» vocal cycle for bass and piano to lyrics by J. Keats (1991)
«We Have the Gift to Live and Feel» vocal cycle for bass and piano on verses by I. Guberman (1994)
«Letters to a Roman Friend» (Theme and 9 Variations) vocal cycle for bass and piano on verses by I. Brodsky (1997)
«Six Songs of Farewell» vocal cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano on lyrics by M. Maeterlinck (2000)
«Lullabies» for mezzo-soprano and piano (version)(2004)
«Sincerity on a Contract Basis or Tears of a Heraldic Soul» Exhortation and Ten Romances on verses by D. Prigov for bass singer and piano (2006)

COMPOSITIONS FOR VOICE AND INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

«The Dowry» dramatic legend on verses by D. Kedrin for soprano, tenor, bariton and instrumental ensemble (1981)
«Sorrowful Patterns: Collection of Songs by Faiz Akhmad Faiz» for bass and instrumental ensemble (1984)
«The Shadow of the Trees» chamber cantata for soprano, harpsichord and ensemble of percussion instruments (1989)
«The Four Seasons» (On Reading of Chzhan Ketzhu) for soprano and percussion instruments on lyrics by Chzhan Ketzhu (1994)
«Lullabies» for voice and string quartet (2004)
«Lullabies» version for voice and four cellos (2004)

COMPOSITIONS FOR VOICE AND ORCHESTRA

«Symphonic Songs» cantata for tenor, soprano and symphonic orchestra on lyrics by Robert Burns (1978)
«The Grey Bird of Sorrow» for soprano and chamber orchestra on verses by О. Mandelshtam (1990)
«Lullabies» for voice, cello and chamber orchestra (2004)
«Six Farewell Songs» for voice, violin solo and chamber orchestra on verses by Maurice Maeterlink (2009)
«The Golden Ass» performance for the tenor, oboe and chamber orchestra in nine metamorphoses on a work of Apuleius‘ «Metamorphoses, or Golden Ass» (2011)