Lev Markiz

Biography

Born: Moscow, Russia  
Lev Markiz began his career as a virtuoso violinist, but like many talented soloists, gradually turned toward conducting. In both roles he has enjoyed much success, though he will likely be remembered as a conductor first. He was a friend of both Shostakovich and Schnittke, two composers with whose music he is closely identified. Markiz' choice of repertory, however, extends well beyond the sphere occupied by these two icons, as it takes in the Read more disparate likes of Mozart, Bloch, Mendelssohn, Elgar, Schumann, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and many others. Markiz has focused largely on music for chamber orchestras (often, too, in works scored for strings only) and has made nearly 100 recordings over the years. Many of these were first issued on the Russian label Melodiya, though since 1981 his recordings have appeared on BIS, Globe, Brilliant Classics, and others.

Markiz was born in Moscow. His first advanced studies were at the Moscow Conservatory, where his most important teachers were pianist Maria Yudina, who instructed him in chamber music performance, and Yuri Yankelevich, who taught him on violin. Markiz later studied conducting with Kiril Kondrashin.

From 1955 to 1964 Markiz served as concertmaster for the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. After his departure from this post he founded his own ensemble, the Moscow Soloists. This spirited Markiz-led group quickly drew attention at home and abroad, and around 70 recordings of theirs would be issued over the next decade and a half on the Melodiya label in considerably varied repertory.

In 1981 Markiz emigrated to the Netherlands, where he has since lived. He immediately began to freelance as a conductor with a number of orchestras there, elsewhere in Europe, and in Canada and Israel. In 1988 he was appointed principal conductor of the Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, another group with whom he made a number of recordings. Among their more important recording projects was a 1993 complete set of the Mendelssohn string symphonies on the BIS label.

In 1997 Markiz left his post with the Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, but continued to conduct and record with the group. That same year he accepted the appointment of chief conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva. In the new century Markiz was active as a guest conductor throughout the Netherlands, Europe, and overseas. Among Markiz's later recordings is a 2004 release on Challenge Classics of Shostakovich's chamber symphonies. Read less
Vivaldi: Concertos / Kagan, Gutman, Oistrakh, Gofman, Barshai, Markiz, Et Al
Release Date: 10/20/2008   Label: Melodiya  
Catalog: 1001229   Number of Discs: 1
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Vivaldi: Concertos / Kagan, Oistrakh, Gutman, Hoffman, Markiz
Release Date: 09/09/2014   Label: Melodiya  
Catalog: 2262   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: Moscow, Russia  
Lev Markiz began his career as a virtuoso violinist, but like many talented soloists, gradually turned toward conducting. In both roles he has enjoyed much success, though he will likely be remembered as a conductor first. He was a friend of both Shostakovich and Schnittke, two composers with whose music he is closely identified. Markiz' choice of repertory, however, extends well beyond the sphere occupied by these two icons, as it takes in the Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Menuetto
III. Prestissimo
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro molto
I. Fuga: Grave - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro di molto
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Grave - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Scherzo
IV. Allegro vivace
I. Grave - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Adagio e grave - Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto: Allegro molto - Trio: Presto
IV. Allegro molto
I. Adagio - Allegro molto
II. Scherzo: Commodo (Schweizerlied)
III. Adagio
IV. Menuetto: Allegro moderato
V. Allegro molto
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro molto appassionato
II. Andante
III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivance
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo
I. Molto allegro con fuoco
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Allegro appassionato
II. Adagio - Molto sostenuto
III. Finale: Presto scherzando
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro vivance
II. Adagio non troppo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro vivance
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace
I. Preludio
II. Toccata
III. Recitativo
IV. Cadenza
V. Rondo
VI. Postludio
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro con fuoco
II. Andante
III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
I. Grave - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto. Allegro molto
IV. Allegro molto
I. Adagio e grave - Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto (Allegro molto) & Trio (Presto)
IV. Allegro molto
I. Adagio - Allegro molto
II. Scherzo. Commodo. Schweizerlied
III. Adagio
IV. Menuetto
V. Allegro molto
I. Majestatisch und stark. Massig schnelle Achtel
II. Lebhaft und listig
III. Sehr ryhige und gemessen schreitende Viertel
IV. Massig bewegte Halbe. Munter, aber immer gemachlich
I. Langsam
II. Ruhig bewegt
III. Lebhaft
IV. Choral 'Fur Deinen Thron tret ich hiermit'.
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio non troppo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo
I. Molto allegro con fuoco
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Allegro appassionato
II. Adagio: Molto sostenuto
III. Finale: Presto scherzando
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo
IV. Presto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Allegretto ma non troppo
III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
IV. Larghetto espressivo: Allegro agitato
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Menuetto
III. Prestissimo
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro molto
I. Fuga: Grave - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro molto
I. Lento - Allegro agitato ma molto energico
II. Andante molto moderato
III. Vivace
IV. Allegro energico e molto marcato
I. Overture
II. Chichikov's Childhood
III. The Portrait
IV. The Cloak
V. Ferdinand VIII
VI. The Bureaucrats
VII. The Ball
VIII. The Legazy
I. Moderato - Allegretto - Meno mosso - Adagio
II. Moderato
III. Allegretto
IV. Agitato
V. Cadenza - Andante - Maestoso
I. Moderato (attacca)
II. Allegro (attacca)
III. Lento (attacca)
IV. Allegretto vivo (attacca)
V. Grave
I. Andantino - Allegro
II. Pesante (leading into)
III. Allegro (leading into)
IV. Andantino
I. Allegro
II. Risoluto
III. Pesante
IV. -
V. Moderato
I. Andante
II. Allegretto
III. Largo
IV. Allegretto scherzando - Allegro
I. Moderato
II. Adagio
I. Moderato
II. Tempo di valse
III. Andante
IV. Lento
V. Moderato pastorale
I. Largo
II. Allegro molto
III. Largo
I. Nicht zu schnell
II. Langsam
III. Sehr lebhaft
I. Adagio - Moderato
II. Allegro molto
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro, ma non troppo
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro di molto
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Grave - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Scherzo
IV. Allegro vivace
I. Preludio
II. Toccata
III. Recitativo
IV. Cadenza
V. Rondo
VI. Postludio


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