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Mariss Jansons Conducts Lutoslawski, Szymanowsky & Tchaikovsky

Jansons / Lustoslawski / Szymanowski / Guez / Brs
Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Br Klassik   Catalog #: 900107   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Witold LutoslawskiKarol SzymanowskiPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAlexander Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Three works that are very close to his heart were brought together by Mariss Jansons for this new CD release. Karol Szymanowski’s Third Symphony, which, in addition to gigantic orchestral forces, also calls for a chorus and a tenor soloist, depicts a fantastic sound painting of an idealized Near East, including the setting of a 13th century Persian text. Witold Lutoslawski blends Slavic local color into his 1954 Concerto for Orchestra, has a reference to Béla Bartók in the title, but it is marked by a musical approach all his own, one that reaches all the way into the avant-garde period despite its immediate accessibility. Alexander Tchaikovsky, born in 1946, may be the namesake of a giant of the Russian romantic era, although they are not Read more related to one another in any way. His Symphony No. 4 is a musical appeal for peace. The work, written in 2005 on commission from Yuri Bashmet comprises sound-painting choral passages and a significant solo part for the viola. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Orchestra by Witold Lutoslawski
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Poland 
Venue:  Philharmonie im Gasteig, München 
Length: 29 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Song of the Night" by Karol Szymanowski
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; Poland 
Length: 23 Minutes 30 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 4 by Alexander Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2005 
Length: 26 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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