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Wydawnictwo: Onyx
Nr katalogowy: ONYX 4113
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: kwiecień 2013
EAN: 880040411321
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Epoka muzyczna: 20 wiek do 1960, współczesna
Obszar (język): rosyjski, angielski
Instrumenty: skrzypce
Rodzaj: koncert

Britten / Shostakovich: Violin Concertos

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After a series of critically acclaimed recordings on ONYX – most recently his recordings of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (ONYX4060) and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (ONYX4076), James Ehnes teams up with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and itscharismatic music director, Kirill Karabits in Violin Concertos by Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Shostakovich.

The Britten, an early work, was completed in the September of 1939, just as World War II broke out. Britten had already composed Our Hunting Fathers in 1935 (words by W.H Auden), and this work’s ferocious condemnation of political extremism and man’s inhumanity can to some extent be detected in the concerto – the barbarity of the Spanish Civil War (the concerto was written for the young Spanish violinist Antonio Brosa), the rise of Hitler’s Nazis and the persecution of the Jews appalled Britten. Peace and reconciliation was his credo, as exemplified in the later War Requiem.In the scherzo tuba and piccolos present the listener with an image of the horrifying abyss mankind was lurching towards.

The first of Shostakovich’s two violin concertos was composed in 1948 for David Oistrakh. It had to wait until 1955 for its premiere due to a ban on ‘serious’ music by the notorious Zhdanov Conference and Party Decree of 1948. Only ‘patriotic’ music was allowed. With Satin’s death in 1953 Shostakovich was finally able to exert his artistic freedom, and the great 10th Symphony was his first new composition after the tyrants death. It is a truly symphonic work in scale – grand, dramatic and cast in four movements with a huge cadenza placed before the finale. Only in the finale does the sun burst out in a brilliant helter skelter coda.

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