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Echoes Of Time

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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77
>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : V & V, for violin & taped voice with string orchestra
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Seven Dolls' Dances
>     Lyrical Waltz
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77
>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : V & V, for violin & taped voice with string orchestra
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Seven Dolls' Dances
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
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Notes & Reviews:

“few if any [recordings of the Shostakovich] are finer than this one...Batiashvili's reflective, almost weightless approach in the opening Nocturne...is rendered more distinctive by the resonant acoustic of the empty Herkulessaal...the passacaglia is exceptionally poised and the cadenza more sheerly musical than usual. The finale whizzes to its end without undue triumphalism.”-Gramophone

Lisa Batiashvili's debut album for Deutsche Grammophon 'Echoes of Time' is a matter of the heart - an unusual, very individual and fascinating program by one of the most appreciated young soloists of our days. Lisa focuses her program on composers whose lives and work have been heavily influenced by the political happenings and oppressions in former Soviet Union - like Lisa herself, who went into German exile with her family during the political upheaval in Georgia in 1991.

"It's a marvellous performance [of the Shostakovich], suitably crepuscular in the opening "Nocturne", before a Gypsy flamboyance takes over for "Scherzo". Salonen proves the perfect accomplice in realising the album's theme of works reflective of the Soviet era, the programme including pieces by Soviet emigrés Arvo Pärt and Giya Kancheli" The Independent, 11th February 2011 ****

"[Shostakovich's] No. 1, Op 77 is the chief work, played with majesty and poetry on this soulful, mixed repertoire recital disc...This DG debut disc confirms Batiashvili as a powerful musical voice with an exciting future." The Observer, 20th February 2011

"[the Shostakovich] receives a deeply considered interpretation, its emotional narrative vividly etched by both soloist and conductor...Batiashvili begins the Cadenza in deep contemplation but quickly ratchets up the tension driving us irresistably towards the 'Burlesque', dispatched here with venom and rhythmic drive." -BBC Music Magazine

"Batiashvili is matched in emotional intensity by the Bavarian orchestra and Salonen, as she is in the inspirational way that Shostakovich's palette of colours is so purposefully deployed." -The Telegraph

Gramophone Magazine Disc of the Month - March 2011



Reviews

Echos of Time
Apart from Ms. Batiashvili other disc in previous years, its seems that she has brougtht more of a joyfull and relaxed playing style. One may find it rather loose in tempo, but, most solist need to have a relaxed recording than being that a hectic in debut disc. So, I would reccommend it as a light, but, prolific interpetation.
Submitted on 05/15/11 by Starling Books and Music 
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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77
  • Performer: Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin)
  • Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1947-48.
  • Running Time: 37 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1947-1948

>Kancheli, Giya [Composer] : V & V, for violin & taped voice with string orchestra
  • Performer: Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin)
  • Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Running Time: 10 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Seven Dolls' Dances :: Lyrical Waltz
  • Performer: Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin)
  • Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Spiegel im Spiegel
  • Performers: Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin); Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (14), Op. 34
  • Performers: Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin); Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic