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Markevitch: Complete Orchestral Works Vol 5 / Shelton, Lyndon-Gee, Arnhem PO

Markevitch / Shelton / Apo / Lyndon-gee
Release Date: 05/25/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572155   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor Markevitch
Performer:  Lucy Shelton
Conductor:  Christopher Lyndon-Gee
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnhem Philharmonic OrchestraCapella Carolina
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Lorenzo il Magnifico was Markevitch’s penultimate work - only the Variations, Fugue and Envoi on a Theme of Handel, for piano, remained to be written. Subtitled Sinfonia Concertante, this is a huge work, conceived in the broadest terms, and scored for a large orchestra. Four vocal movements surround a central orchestral meditation, which comes as something of a relief after much high-powered singing - both the music itself and the delivery.

With Psaume we are back to the driven, slightly unsubtle, music heard in Rébus. There’s a rather mystical feel to this music but, at the same time, there’s a playfulness and a joy, perhaps in simply living."

-- Bob Briggs, MusicWeb International
"Lorenzo il Magnifico was Markevitch’s penultimate work - only the Variations, Fugue and Envoi on a Theme of Handel, for piano, remained to be written. Subtitled Sinfonia Concertante, this is a huge work, conceived in the broadest terms, and scored for a large orchestra. Four vocal movements surround a central orchestral meditation, which comes as something of a relief after much high-powered singing - both the music itself and the delivery.

With Psaume we are back to the driven, slightly unsubtle, music heard in Rébus. There’s a rather mystical feel to this music but, at the same time, there’s a playfulness and a joy, perhaps in simply living."

-- Bob Briggs, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1. Lorenzo il Magnifico by Igor Markevitch
Performer:  Lucy Shelton (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Lyndon-Gee
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940 
2. Psalm for Soprano and Orchestra by Igor Markevitch
Performer:  Lucy Shelton (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Lyndon-Gee
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra,  Capella Carolina
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933 

Sound Samples

Lorenzo il magnifico: I. Allegro con brio, ma sempre maestoso
Lorenzo il magnifico: II. Allegretto vivace e pastorale
Lorenzo il magnifico: III. Contemplazione della bellezza: Intermezzo strumentale (Andante con moto)
Lorenzo il magnifico: IV. Adagio (in modo tragico)
Lorenzo il magnifico: V. Vivo con spirito - Tranquillo (senza lentezza) - A tempo: sempre piu gioioso sino al fine
Psaume: I. Allegramente
Psaume: II. Lentamente
Psaume: III. Con fuoco
Psaume: IV. Sostenuto e molto tranquillo

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