Compositions

Anatoly Zatin became the youngest member in the history of the Union of Composers of St Petersburg (formerly USSR) in 1979. His works have received numerous prizes from organizations such as the Brass Bulletin, UNICEF and USSR Musical Theatre Association. In style and musical language he follows the traditions of his teachers: S. Slonimsky, S. Marton and M. Levin. His compositions are performed worldwide by renowned soloists, ensembles and orchestras. Works for soloist(s) with orchestra:
Triple concerto for French horn, trumpet, piano and orchestra (1979-80) Premiere: Vitaly Buyanovsky (French horn),Timofei Dokshitzer (trumpet), Anatoly Zatin (piano), Leningrad philharmonic orchestra, Cond. Alexander Dmitriev, 1980. Publisher: Sovetskiy kompozitor. Double concerto for flute, harpsichord and string orchestra (1983) Premiere: Valery Ugorskiy (flute), Anatoly Zatin (harpsichord), Leningrad chamber orchestra, Cond. Ravil Martynov. Publisher: Sovetskiy kompozitor. Double concerto for trumpet, piano and string orchestra (1987) Premiere: Vladimir Kafelnikov (trumpet), Anatoly Zatin (piano), Leningrad orchestra of old and contemporary music, Cond. Ravil Martynov, November 1987. Rhapsody on themes by Nino Rota for piano and orchestra (1989) Premiere: Anatoly Zatin (piano), Leningrad symphony orchestra, Cond. Vladimir Ziva. Scherzo for French horn and orchestra
Stage works:
Careless citizen - musical scenes (1987) Premiere: Leningrad theatre of musical comedy, Dir. Boris Nodelman. Other productions: Yekaterinburg, Kiev, Vinniza, Odessa, Kryvyi Ryh. Terrible nightmares in Kherson province – opera-farce (1988) Premiere: Yekaterinburg theatre of musical comedy, Dir. Boris Nodelman, Cond. Anatoly Zatin. Other productions: St Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa. Love to the grave – musical (1989) Premiere: Yekaterinburg theatre of musical comedy, Cond. Anatoly Zatin. Other productions: St Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa.
Orchestral music:
Symphony Premiere: Leningrad philharmonic orchestra, Cond. Valentin Nesterov. Concerto for orchestra Premiere: Leningrad philharmonic orchestra, Cond. Alexander Titov. Music for orchestra Premiere: Leningrad philharmonic orchestra, Cond. Yuri Aliev.
Works for ensemble:
‘Dedicatory’ for violin ensemble (1982) Premiere: violin ensemble of the Leningrad philharmonic orchestra, Dir. Isaac Ratner, 1982. Publisher: Muzyka, Moscow. ‘Melody’ for cello ensemble (1983) Premiere: cello ensemble of the Leningrad philharmonic orchestra, Dir. Anatoly Nikitin, 1983. Publisher: Muzyka, Moscow. Sonata for French horn and piano Premiere: Vitaly Buyanovsky (French horn), Anatoly Zatin (piano), 300th Anniversary of French horn in Saratov, Russia. Sonata for viola and piano Scherzo for violin and piano
Music for piano:
Sonata No.1 Sonata No.2 (1999) Publisher: Sovetskiy kompozitor ‘Paganini’ fantasy in 6 etudes Poem (2003) Publisher: Musical Iberoamericana, Mexico Polka for piano, 4 hands and whistle Publisher: Musical Iberoamericana, Mexico Various character pieces
Vocal music:
‘Fun stories’ – cantata for children’s choir Commissioned by the USSR choir competition, publisher: Sovetskiy kompozitor Various romances
Film music:
Aerial dance Productor: I. Trachtengerz, Russia. Water fantasy Productor: I. Trachtengerz, Russia. Dangerous person (TV) (1988) Director: Igor Shadkhan, Russia. April, the cruelest month (1993) Director: Boris Goldenblanc, Mexico.
Instrumental works:
Three etudes for cello solo Publisher: Sovetskiy kompozitor
Transcriptions:
March from Queen of Spades, for piano After Sergei Prokofiev’s music for the film Queen of Spades Suite from the ballet ‘Icarus’ for two pianos (2008) After Sergei Slonimsky’s ballet ‘Icarus’. Premiere: Duo Petrof (Anatoly Zatin and Vlada Vassilieva), St Petersburg Musical Spring, April 2008. Sabre Dance for piano, 4 hands (2002) After Aram Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance from the ballet ‘Gayaneh’. Premiere: Duo Petrof (Anatoly Zatin and Vlada Vassilieva). Jarabe Tapatio - Mexican Hat Dance (2010) Traditional Mexican dance. Dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence, and 100th Anniversary of Mexican Revolution. Premiere: Duo Petrof (Anatoly Zatin and Vlada Vassilieva), Merkin Concert Hall, New York, November 2010. Hexameron for six pianists (2011) Introduction, theme and finale for two pianos, twelve hands. Variations 1 and 2 for two pianos, four hands. After Hexameron by Franz Liszt, commemorating his 200th birthday.