Lev Mikhailovich Kirillov (born in 1947) is a violist, conductor, composer and teacher. He has graduated from Rostov-on-Don conservatory and later — postgraduate studies at the Leningrad Conservatory (Professor Yu. Kramarov’s class). Now he is an assistant professor of the conservatory in the city of Afyon in Turkey.
Compositions by Lev Kirillov are embodiments of the philosophical, pedagogical and performing conception of an outstanding violist-expert.
The Waltz-allurement written in 2021 is a small lyrical sketch. Lyrical-melancholic mood of the outer movements is shaded by light and resolute mood of the middle part, and both these images are flashing within the blink of an eye: the piece is no longer than two minutes. Viola and piano parts are closely intertwined, delivering the motives from one instrument to another. The ternary meter reminds that it is a waltz, but the repeating accents necessary for waltz are blurring by the linear texture, and the four-movement meter of the middle part strays from this topic completely. This is a waltz-impression, the waltz that stayed in memory. The piece will become a wonderful decoration of repertoire of a viola-piano ensemble.