Edison Denisov: Au plus haut des cieux; Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Cinq romances d'Anna Akhmatova / Briquitte Peyre, soprano

Album Summary

>Denisov, Edison : Chamber Symphony
>Denisov, Edison : Au Plus Haut des Cieux ("The Highest Heaven"), song cycle for soprano & chamber orchestra
>Kouprovskaia-Denisova, Ek : Romances (5) d'Anna Akhmatova, for soprano & chamber orchestra
>Denisov, Edison : Chamber Symphony no 2
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

One of the key thinkers of Russian music of the second half of the 20th century, Edison Denisov left a major legacy. This recording presents a selection of works from the composer's late period. The title work, Au plus haut des cieux, features settings of texts by Georges Bataille in a work that is emblematic of Denisov's work during his later years. This deeply spiritual music echoes a comment found in one of Denisov's personal notebooks, "Before the face of the Night, I am alone and powerless." Performers include soprano Brigitte Peyré accompanied by the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain under the direction of Daniel Kawka.

Gramophone
Daniel Kawka's direction is intelligent and plugged-in.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
Ms PeyrT sings expressively. These brief songs are written in a lyrical, highly expanded tonality. The texts are printed in Cyrillic with translation in French only. This ensemble plays brilliantly, so Denisovians will surely want this.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Salle Varèse, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musiq (10/2011).



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Works Details

>Denisov, Edison : Chamber Symphony
  • Conductor: Daniel Kawka
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain
  • Running Time: 8 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Denisov, Edison : Au Plus Haut des Cieux ("The Highest Heaven"), song cycle for soprano & chamber orchestra
  • Performer: Brigitte Peyre (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Kawka
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain
  • Running Time: 19 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1987

>Kouprovskaia-Denisova, Ek : Romances (5) d'Anna Akhmatova, for soprano & chamber orchestra
  • Performer: Brigitte Peyre (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Kawka
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Denisov, Edison : Chamber Symphony no 2
  • Conductor: Daniel Kawka
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain
  • Running Time: 12 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern