In the words of his friend the violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet, the composer-pianist Igor Raykhelson — born in Leningrad in 1961 and now resident in New York — 'possesses a superb mastery of both classical and jazz idioms'. The unashamed Romanticism of Raykhelson's Violin Concerto (2007) and its emphasis on melody place it downstream from Korngold, and though the Viola Concerto (2005) has its darker moments, its vigorous, jazz-tinged finale has the knock-about good humour of Rodion Shchedrin.
Yuri Bashmet, viola Nikolay Sachenko, violin Novaya Rossiya Orchestra, orchestra Claudio Vandelli, conductor Alexander Sladkovsky, conductor
Catalogue No: TOCC0130EAN/UPC: 5060113441300Release Date: 13.02.2012Composer: Igor Raykhelson Artists: Alexander Sladkovsky, Claudio Vandelli, Nikolay Sachenko, Novaya Rossiya Orchestra, Yuri Bashmet
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Viola Concerto in A minor (2005) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0130/TOCC0130t05.mp3
Gavin Dixon :
“… This disc should provide an excellent introduction for anybody seeking to explore the sound world of Igor Raykhelson. It’s a world of unreconstructed and unapologetic Romanticism. Adorno would turn in his grave at the thought of it, but those with a taste for expressive melodic writing may be more sympathetic. And if you’re curious about what violin and viola concertos by Rachmaninoff might have sounded like, they would probably have sounded something like this.” —Gavin Dixon, Fanfare
Matthew L. Pumphrey :
“Lush, neo-romantic string concertos” —Amazon Review
“Great appreciation of the composer’s style” —Amazon Review
Bob McQuiston :
“The soundstage is large and in a reverberant acoustic with Bashmet adequately highlighted … the overall viola tone and instrumental timbre are quite natural, assuring a generally pleasing listening experience.” —Bob McQuiston, CLOFO
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