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Mariss Jansons conducts Lutoslawski, Szymanowski & Tchaikovsky

> Concerto for Orchestra - I. Intrada: Allegro maestoso
> Concerto for Orchestra - II. Capriccio notturno e arioso: Vivace
> Concerto for Orchestra - III. Passacaglia, toccata e corale: Andante con moto
> Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, "Piesn o nocy" (The Song of the Night) - I. Moderato assai
> Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, "Piesn o nocy" (The Song of the Night) - II. Allegretto tranquillo
> Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, "Piesn o nocy" (The Song of the Night) - III. Largo
> Symphony No. 4, Op. 78 - Symphony No. 4, Op. 78

Album Summary

>Lutoslawski, Witold : Concerto for Orchestra
>Szymanowski, Karol : Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Song of the Night"
>Tchaikovsky, Alexander : Symphony no 4, for orchestra, choir & solo viola, Op. 78
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Three works that are very close to his heart were brought together by Mariss Jansons for this new CD release. Karol Szymanowski's Third Symphony depicts a fantastic sound painting of an idealized Near East in a 13th century Persian text. Witold Lutoslawski blends Slavic local color into his 1954 Concerto for Orchestra, marked by a musical approach all of his own, one that reaches all the way into the avant-garde period despite its immediate accessibility. Alexander Tchaikovsky, born in 1946, may be the namesake of a giant of the Russian romantic era, although they are not related to one another in any way. His Symphony No. 4 is a musical appeal for peace. The work, written in 2005 on commission from Yuri Bashmet comprises sound-painting choral passages and a significant solo part for the viola.

Allmusic.com
... There is a motif-melody in the winds that is playful and lively; Mahler-esque strings, lush and full; a cello solo; wild percussion; voices that slide up and down like sirens with frenzied violins; even what sounds almost like a quote of Debussy's Clair de lune in the piano. Naturally, some people might find this a bit difficult to listen to if they prefer more structured or tonal music. However, for those who are willing to take a musical adventure, this album is driven by highly skilled musicians and is quite a ride.

American Record Guide
The chorus, orchestra, and soloist are all well balanced. Everything is highly atmospheric

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Philharmonie im Gasteig, München.



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Works Details

>Lutoslawski, Witold : Concerto for Orchestra
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonie im Gasteig, München (10/08/2009-10/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1950-1954

>Szymanowski, Karol : Symphony no 3, Op. 27 "Song of the Night"
  • Performers: Andreas Rohn (Violin); Rafal Bartminski (Violin)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonie im Gasteig, München (12/18/2008-12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Tchaikovsky, Alexander : Symphony no 4, for orchestra, choir & solo viola, Op. 78
  • Performer: Nimrod Guez (Viola)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonie im Gasteig, München (01/14/2009-01/16/2009)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral