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Stravinsky: Music for Violin, Vol. 2 / Gringolts


Release Date: 06/01/2018 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2275  
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Scott MacLeodCasey HillIlya GringoltsJuan Ferrer,   ... 
Conductor:  Dima Slobodeniouk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Galicia Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The relationship between Igor Stravinsky and the violin didn't get off to a promising start: early on in his career the composer stated that he was not fond of stringed instruments, finding them ‘rich in cheap expressivity’. He was also suspicious of virtuoso interpreters – among which violinists were particularly numerous – and their tendency to 'seek immediate triumphs and to lend themselves to the wishes of the public'. Nevertheless there are in Stravinsky's oeuvre a number of works featuring a solo violin, all of which have now been recorded by his compatriot Ilya Gringolts. The focus of the preceding volume was on the works for violin and piano, most of them Stravinsky's arrangements of his own music for the stage, and Gringolts and Read more pianist Peter Laul were praised for their performances, for instance in Fanfare: 'The Russian duo has discovered – and created – new freshness in the sound of Stravinsky's music for the instrument. Urgently recommended.' On the present release, Gringolts combines duos – again in the company of Laul – with other genres, including Stravinsky's most famous work for the violin: his Violin Concerto from 1931. In the concerto, as in the extract for solo violin and strings from the ballet Apollon musagète, Gringolts is supported by Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pastorale for Violin, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet and Bassoon by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Scott MacLeod (English Horn), Casey Hill (Oboe), Ilya Gringolts (Violin),
Juan Ferrer (Clarinet), Steve Harriswangler (Bassoon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
2.
Ballad for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Ilya Gringolts (Violin), Peter Laul (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
3.
Suite italienne for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Ilya Gringolts (Violin), Peter Laul (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
4.
Le baiser de la fée: Divertimento for Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Ilya Gringolts (Violin), Peter Laul (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
5.
Apollon musagčte: Apollo's Variation by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Ilya Gringolts (Violin)
Conductor:  Dima Slobodeniouk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Galicia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
6.
Concerto for Violin in D major by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Ilya Gringolts (Violin)
Conductor:  Dima Slobodeniouk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Galicia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; France 
7.
Elégie for Viola solo by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Ilya Gringolts (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; United States 
8.
Tango by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Ilya Gringolts (Violin), Peter Laul (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 

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