WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org
Welcome to ArkivMusic, the retail store for CLOFO!

Shor: Images From The Great Siege - Verdiana / London Symphony Orchestra; Sergey Smbatyan


Release Date: 10/09/2020 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8579061  
Composer:  Alexey Shor
Conductor:  Sergey Smbatyan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the pivotal and bloodiest battles of 16th-century Europe, the four-month siege of Malta by an Ottoman armada of some 200 ships, from which the local population led by the Knights of Malta emerged victorious, was an extraordinary episode of heroism overcoming overwhelming odds. Alexey Shor’s orchestral cycle Images from the Great Siege allows his signature lyrical expressiveness free rein in a suite of romanticized impressions – from an atmospheric Premonition of the Ottoman invasion, to the daring and climactic The Big Bluff and final jubilant Victory Celebration. Verdiana is a virtuosic showpiece that celebrates and transforms Verdi’s music into samba, bossa nova and tango styles. One of the pivotal and bloodiest battles of 16th-century Europe, the four-month siege of Malta by an Ottoman armada of some 200 ships, from which the local population led by the Knights of Malta emerged victorious, was an extraordinary episode of heroism overcoming overwhelming odds. Alexey Shor’s orchestral cycle Images from the Great Siege allows his signature lyrical expressiveness free rein in a suite of romanticized impressions – from an atmospheric Premonition of the Ottoman invasion, to the daring and climactic The Big Bluff and final jubilant Victory Celebration. Verdiana is a virtuosic showpiece that celebrates and transforms Verdi’s music into samba, bossa nova and tango styles. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Images from the Great Siege by Alexey Shor
Conductor:  Sergey Smbatyan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014-16; United States 
2.
Verdiana by Alexey Shor
Conductor:  Sergey Smbatyan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; United States 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title