My pleasure, gretchen-cover and shoshanna-godber! I was glad to be helpful.
And thank you for your kind words about the website and other arrangements. Blessings!
Hi! Has anyone got the sheet music that they could possibly send to me? I absolutely love the piece and have messaged Svetlana about it. She has very kindly said that she can send it to me but not for a few weeks. Ideally I’d really love to get my hands on it sooner because I have an event I’d like to play it at. Can anyone help?
I heard Alyonushka on Instagram recently and am looking for the sheet music and saw correspondence dating back to 2014. Now I am looking for the music as well. We couldn’t find the music for download on Svetlana’s website anymore. Any one have any luck getting hold of the music in 2018?
Alyonushka is a girl’s name. It’s my understanding that the song is written about the fairytale “Alyonushka and Her Brother Ivanushka”. https://archive.org/stream/IrinaZheleznovaAlyonushkaLittleBrotherIvanushka/Irina-Zheleznova-Alyonushka-Little-Brother-Ivanushka_djvu.txt
I don’t remember where I heard that though, so I could be totally out to lunch!
That’s correct, Alyonushka (Aljonushka, Alionushka) is a Russian girl’s name.
A derivative from Alyona. I am not familiar with an “official” explanation why Mchedelov called this composition Alyonushka, but very possible that, yes, it’s after a famous Russian fairy tale character mentioned by shoshanna-godber.
I’ve also heard a version that a painting by Russian artist Vasnetsov inspired Mchedelov to write this piece. Here is the painting: https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/alyonushka/BwEnxZIyvoQ9kw?hl=en&ms=%7B%22x%22%3A0.5%2C%22y%22%3A0.5%2C%22B%22%3A8.28520790341433%2C%22z%22%3A8.28520790341433%2C%22size%22%3A%7B%22width%22%3A3.551358566278991%2C%22height%22%3A1.2375000000000003%7D%7D
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