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Ustvolskaya, Silvestrov & Kancheli: Works for Piano & Orchestra / Blumina, Sanderling


Release Date: 09/09/2016 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 678  
Composer:  Galina UstvolskayaValentin SilvestrovGiya Kancheli
Performer:  Elisaveta BluminaJurgen Spitschka
Conductor:  Thomas Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With two world premiere recordings, this program highlights the Romantic and spiritual side of contemporary music from Russia and Eastern Europe. Galina Ustvolskaya's early Concerto expresses a vision of beauty and suffering in a tonal language quite unlike her later works. Giya Kancheli's Sio or "breeze" is notable for its striking use of silence, as well as modal tunes, bass drones and wide dynamic extremes derived from Georgian folk music. Silvestrov's devotional Hymn reflects his approach to music as "a song the world sings about itself". With two world premiere recordings, this program highlights the Romantic and spiritual side of contemporary music from Russia and Eastern Europe. Galina Ustvolskaya's early Concerto expresses a vision of beauty and suffering in a tonal language quite unlike her later works. Giya Kancheli's Sio or "breeze" is notable for its striking use of silence, as well as modal tunes, bass drones and wide dynamic extremes derived from Georgian folk music. Silvestrov's devotional Hymn reflects his approach to music as "a song the world sings about itself". Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano by Galina Ustvolskaya
Performer:  Elisaveta Blumina (Piano), Jurgen Spitschka (Timpani)
Conductor:  Thomas Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USSR 
2.
Postludes (4) for Piano and String Orchestra by Valentin Silvestrov
Performer:  Elisaveta Blumina (Piano)
Conductor:  Thomas Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
3.
Sio for Strings, Piano and Percussion by Giya Kancheli
Performer:  Jurgen Spitschka (Percussion), Elisaveta Blumina (Piano)
Conductor:  Thomas Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
4.
Hymn 2001 by Valentin Silvestrov
Conductor:  Thomas Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ukraine 

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