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American Classics - Lazarof: Tableaux, Violin Concerto, Etc / Ohlsson, Schwarz


Release Date: 01/20/2004 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559159   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henri Lazarof
Performer:  Garrick OhlssonYukiko Kamei
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A new Naxos life for this accomplished and appealing compositional voice...The work's nine sections show an original approach to the medium of piano and orchestra characterized by soft music thrown into sharp relief by loud eruptions...superb command of the orchestra...The lasting impression is of his unusually fluent command of sumptuous sounds, harmonically controlled, well represented in these recordings which ought to bring the composer more admirers."
-- Peter Dickinson, Gramophone, March 2004

"Henri Lazarof has had a successful career on the west coast of the US as teacher, broadcaster and composer...contemporary but ear pleasing music...It's well worth hearing how Garrick Ohlsson rises to the
Read more challenge of the intricate piano part: his playing displays a real sense of poetry and belief in the music...Yukiko Kamei is an eloquent soloist in this attractive work. All three pieces are perfectly well represented here by live recordings from the Seattle Center Opera House from 1990 and 1992: the technical standard is so high I didn't realize until afterwards they hadn't been done in the studio."
-- Calum Macdonald, BBC Music Magazine, February 2004
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Works on This Recording

1.
Tableaux (after Kandinsky) by Henri Lazarof
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 
2.
Concerto for Violin by Henri Lazarof
Performer:  Yukiko Kamei (Violin)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
3.
Symphony no 2 by Henri Lazarof
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 

Sound Samples

Tableaux for Piano and Orchestra: Tableau I
Tableaux for Piano and Orchestra: Tableau II
Tableaux for Piano and Orchestra: Tableau III
Tableaux for Piano and Orchestra: Tableau IV + V
Tableaux for Piano and Orchestra: Tableau VI - Variazioni
Tableaux for Piano and Orchestra: Tableau VII
Tableaux for Piano and Orchestra: Tableau VIII
Tableaux for Piano and Orchestra: Tableau IX
Violin Concerto: Aria
Violin Concerto: Scherzo
Violin Concerto: Epilogue
Symphony No. 2: I.
Symphony No. 2: II.

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