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Hickey: Concertos / Kouzov, Fiterstein, Lande

Hickey / St Petersburg State Academic Sym Orch
Release Date: 05/28/2013 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3448   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sean Hickey
Performer:  Dmitry KouzovAlexander Fiterstein
Conductor:  Vladimir Lande
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“…flawless, exciting… we have music that unfolds comfortably, but there’s enough to arouse curiosity without scaring anyone off. It will not alienate stodgy blue-hair types, but it will still satisfy those who crave creative new music.” Thus has American Record Guide responded to the music of New York-based composer Sean Hickey, who reappears with new, engaging, and beautifully crafted concertos in his premiere Delos recording. Renowned cellist Dmitry Kouzov and vaunted clarinet virtuoso Alexander Fiterstein shine with St. Petersburg State Symphony under Vladimir Lande.


Sean Hickey's two big three-movement concertos give their soloists a huge range of extended passages, riffs and cadenzas with which to
Read more stand up and out against often explosively colourful orchestral support… The Cello Concerto...features Dmitry Kouzov...in a setting that dramatically showcases his astounding virtuoso skills. Hickey, who perfectly captures both the lyrical and the ecstatic nature of the instrument, sets it from the start in relentlessly turbulent, emotional landscapes.

The Clarinet Concerto… features the brilliant young clarinettist Alexander Fiterstein in music that draws in part, both delightfully and wickedly, on Scottish folk tunes and reels laid over a foundation of populist harmonies. The stunning audiophile recording, produced by Alexei Barashkin, was made at St Petersburg's Melodiya Studios.

– Gramophone [7/2013] Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for Cello by Sean Hickey
Performer:  Dmitry Kouzov (Cello)
Conductor:  Vladimir Lande
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Written: 2008 
Concerto for Clarinet by Sean Hickey
Performer:  Alexander Fiterstein (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Vladimir Lande
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Written: 2006 

Sound Samples

Cello Concerto: I. -
Cello Concerto: II. -
Cello Concerto: III. -
Clarinet Concerto: I. -
Clarinet Concerto: II. -
Clarinet Concerto: III. -

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