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Roslavets: Violin Concertos / Ibragimova, Volkov, BBC Scottish SO

Album Summary

>Roslavets, Nikolai : Concerto for Violin No 1
>Roslavets, Nikolai : Concerto for Violin no 2
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Notes & Reviews:

Roslavets' first violin concerto was thought to exist only in piano reduction form until 1989 when the full score was unearthed in the archives of the State Music Publishers in Moscow. It is an ambitious work, laid out on a large scale. Roslavets' mastery of a leaner symphonic idiom, virtuosic and elegant, is immediately apparent. It ranks as one of the most important Russian works of its era. His second violin concerto was completed in 1936 and until recently it has remained in total obscurity. These notes were heard for the first time in Glasgow's City Hall in January 2008, performed by Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and joined by the brilliant young violinist Alina Ibragimova. The performance on this disc is in fact the world premiere.

'This knock-out Hyperion release ... the First Violin Concerto is a major achievement ... Ibragimova delivers her solo part with communicative passion. You can imagine Ilan Volkov listening to her in the sessions, shaping the whipcrack response from the BBC Scottish players as the music evolves: there's a marvellous sense of spontaneity in both pieces ... a terrific disc' (International Record Review)

'Soloist Alina Ibragimova delivers a highly persuasive interpretation, her meltingly lovely tone especially effective in encapsulating the mystery and romance of the central slow movement. Equally compelling is the incisive and imaginative orchestral accompaniment from Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, captured here in outstandingly clear-recorded sound' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Both concertos are beautifully played by Alina Ibragimova, whose slightly wiry, deceptively fragile sound seems ideal for this music's ambiguities, with Volkov and his orchestra providing the perfect foil' (The Guardian)

'Both concertos are given superb, telling performances here by Alina Ibragimova and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov, on a disc that is valuable both historically and musically' (Daily Telegraph)

'The First Violin Concerto reveals a composer deeply influenced by the expressionism of early Schoenberg, Scriabin and Berg, but also one who has found his own voice. The violinist Alina Ibragimova gives an impassioned performance with the ripe-sounding BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Volkov. She and they are equally committed in the Second Concerto, composed in 1936, but unperformed until this very recording - an unequivocally Romantic work' (The Times)

'Ibragimova plays like a dream, and Volkov and the BBC Scottish SO accompany superbly throughout. Simon Eadon's sound is first-rate. Anyone interested in rare 20th century repertoire need not hesitate' (Gramophone)

'Ibragimova has the bravura technique and coloristic range... she posses as elegance of tone... Volkov brings out tall the polyphonic strands with ease and leads a performance of striking color, power, and discipline. More eloquent advocates for Roslavets abilities would be hard to imagine' (Fanfare, USA)



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>Roslavets, Nikolai : Concerto for Violin No 1
  • Performer: Alina Ibragimova (Violin)
  • Conductor: Ilan Volkov
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland (01/09/2008-01/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925

>Roslavets, Nikolai : Concerto for Violin no 2
  • Performer: Alina Ibragimova (Violin)
  • Conductor: Ilan Volkov
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland (01/09/2008-01/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936