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Wydawnictwo: Bis
Nr katalogowy: BISSACD 2569
Nośnik: 1 SACD
Data wydania: listopad 2022
EAN: 7318599925691
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Epoka muzyczna: romantyzm
Obszar (język): rosyjski
Rodzaj: serenada, sekstet

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Czajkowski: Serenade for Strings, Souvenir de Florence, Andante cantabile

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United Strings of Europe / Julian Azkoul
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11 (arr. J. Azkoul)
String Sextet ‘Souvenir de Florence’, Op. 70 (arr. J. Azkoul)
At Bedtime (Na son gryadushchiy) for mixed chorus (arr. J. Azkoul)
After two stylistically diverse anthologies – In Motion and Renewal – the United Strings of Europe and their director Julian Azkoul have chosen to devote their latest project to a single composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. They open with the composer’s Serenade, a tribute to Mozart’s divertimentos, but infused with Tchaikovsky’s characteristic pathos and melancholy. It is one of his most popular works, with the especially beloved Waltz as its second movement, and a finale featuring Russian folk songs.

The other works included on this recording are arrangements tailor-made for the ensemble by Julian Azkoul. Andante cantabile, the slow movement of Tchaikovsky’s First String Quartet, is a piece of great emotional power, based on an old folk song which Tchaikovsky reportedly heard in the Ukrainian town of Kamenka. Composed following a stay in Florence, the Sextet is brooding in temperament and despite its title arguably more Russian than Italian in character. Like the Serenade, it makes use of classical forms and devices but also includes passages evoking traditional Russian music. After completing the work, Tchaikovsky – who was otherwise his own harshest critic – wrote: ‘it’s frightening to see how pleased I am with myself’. The album closes with At Bedtime, an early composition for mixed choir with a meditative quality reminiscent of Eastern Orthodox chant that lends itself well to the string orchestra textures.

Recordings: 12th 13th August 2020 (Serenade; At Bedtime) and 9th 10th November 2021 (Souvenir de Florence; Andante cantabile) at St Silas Church, Kentish Town, London, England.

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