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KARABITS, I.: Concertos for Orchestra Nos. 1-3 / SILVESTROV, V.: Elegy / Abschiedsserenade (Bournemouth Symphony, K. Karabits)

Composer(s):Karabits, IvanSilvestrov, Valentin
Artist(s) Karabits, Kirill, Conductor • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572633
Label Naxos
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Following Ukraine’s independence in 1991, Ivan Karabits became the country’s leading musical figure. An inspirational composer, artistic director and teacher, he absorbed into his own music three particular traditions: Mahler, Shostakovich, and the folk-music of his native country. The colourful, virtuosic and at times theatrical Concertos for Orchestra reflect the influence of his friend and mentor, Rodion Shchedrin. Following Karabits’ untimely death, his compatriot Valentin Silvestrov composed two heartfelt memorials. The first of these, Elegie, makes use of Karabits’ own unfinished pencil sketches which sit side by side with Silvestrov’s own ideas as the piece progresses, almost as if it were a dialogue between the two friends about

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Review By Alexander Bryce,Scotland on Sunday,April 2014

…distinctive, thoughtful and inventive… © 2014 Scotland on Sunday



Review By Martin Anderson,Fanfare,November 2013

I approached the three concertos for orchestra by the Ukrainian composer Ivan Karabits (1945–2002)—recorded, with two pieces by Silvestrov, by his son Kirill with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on Naxos—with my mind in its original state of white paper, and was blown away by the extraordinary command of the orchestral writing here, too. If the rest of his output is as exciting, Karabits is plainly someone whose music should be much more familiar. © 2013 Fanfare








 

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