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Consolation: Forgotten Treasures of the Ukranian Soul / Pasichnyk


Release Date: 01/06/2017 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2222   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mykola LysenkoViktor KosenkoMyroslav SkorykYuliy Mejtus,   ... 
Performer:  Natalya PasichnykJakov KoranyiLuthando QaveEmil Jonason,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In Ukraine, as in many other parts of Europe, the late nineteenth century saw the emergence of a national spirit which resulted in a movement to ex¬plore and cultivate popular culture. But the country would have to wait until 1991 for independence, and in the meantime this national spirit could only find musical expression in the more intimate forms. Some of the most authentic examples of Ukrainian art music can therefore be found in chamber music and in song. With this release, the Swedish-Ukrainian pianist Natalya Pasichnyk, her sister Olga and their Swedish colleagues offer the listener a way into this shadowy world – the beautiful, melancholy and emotive world of Ukrainian chamber music. Except for Valentyn Sylvestrov, the composers Read more featured will be mostly unknown to an international audience, yet they invite the listener to share a journey into a soundscape that is both exotic and strangely familiar. The title of the disc, Consolation, is derived from a rhapsodic piano piece by Viktor Kosenko which perfectly captures the inward-looking mood of much of Ukrainian music, but the first sound which meets the ear of the listener is a loosely strummed chord, like the sound of a lute: in his Dumka-shumka from 1877, Mykola Lysenko imitated the sound of the Ukrainian lute, the kobza. Lysenko is a central figure in Ukrainian art music, and is also represented here with the song Meni odnakovo, a setting of a poem by Taras Shevchenko, the poet who for many embodies the spirit of Ukrainian independence. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rhapsody for Piano Ukrainian Folk Themes, Op. 18 "Dumka-Shumka" by Mykola Lysenko
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Ukraine 
2.
Etudes (11) Op. 8, no 8 in F sharp minor by Viktor Kosenko
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 
3.
Elegy "Sorrow" for Cello and Piano by Mykola Lysenko
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano), Jakov Koranyi (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Ukraine 
4.
Meni odnakovo by Mykola Lysenko
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano), Luthando Qave (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Ukraine 
5.
Carpathian Rhapsody, for clarinet & piano by Myroslav Skoryk
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano), Emil Jonason (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 
6.
Allegro for Violin and Piano by Yuliy Mejtus
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano), Christian Svarfvar (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 
7.
Preludes (3), Op. 4: No. 1 by Levko Mykolayovych Revutsky
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 
8.
Preludes (4), Op. 7: No. 2 by Levko Mykolayovych Revutsky
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 
9.
Shevchenko Suite for Piano: I. Andante sostenuto - Poco piu mosso ed agitato by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; Ukraine 
10.
Melody for Violin and Piano by Boris Lyatoshinsky
Performer:  Olga Pasichnyk (Soprano), Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano), Christian Svarfvar (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 
11.
Romances (12) for Voice and Piano, Op. 7: No. 2, They Stood in Silence by Viktor Kosenko
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano), Olga Pasichnyk (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Ukraine 
12.
I Stood and Listened to Spring by Kyrylo Stetsenko
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano), Olga Pasichnyk (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 
13.
Romances (12) for Voice and Piano, Op. 7: No. 10, I Am Sad by Viktor Kosenko
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano), Olga Pasichnyk (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; Ukraine 
14.
Melody for Soprano, Violin & Piano by Myroslav Skoryk
Performer:  Olga Pasichnyk (Soprano), Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano), Christian Svarfvar (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 
15.
Carpathian Dances (3) by Mykola Kolessa
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 
16.
Preludes, Op. 1: No. 2, Allegretto pastorale by Vasyl Barvinskyi
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 
17.
Bagatelles (3) for Piano, Op. 1: No. 1, Allegretto by Valentin Silvestrov
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 
18.
Toccata by Arkady Filippenko
Performer:  Natalya Pasichnyk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 

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