Gia Kancheli: from the dramatic Chiaroscuro to the tragic STYX Automatic translate
PERMIAN. The triumphant performance of the symphonic poem "Styx" by Gia Kancheli and the release of a new disc.
Classical works in the works of the outstanding Georgian composer are not well known to the inexperienced public. Acquaintance with them becomes a pleasant discovery, comparable to the joy of recognizing the music of Tchaikovsky, Mozart or Grieg.
The performance of the symphonic poem “Styx” in Perm seemed to the Perm audience especially symbolic, since one of the underground rivers in these places bears the same name. Dedication to Bashmet is not only a recognition of his talent. The sound of the viola, deep and powerful, becomes an invisible bridge to the world where they leave irrevocably, returning peace and harmony. The birth of a masterpiece is associated with the drama of the loss of your favorite friends - Alfred Schnittke and Avet Terteryan. But just as tragic is the breakdown of the familiar universe, a break in ties, a sense of impending catastrophe. That is why the "Styx" seems particularly piercing and relevant right now. The shocked audience responded with a general sigh of admiration and prolonged applause.
The CD Chiaroscuro, released by the ECM record company, presents two pieces for violins and chamber orchestra: Twilight (Twilight) and Chiaroscuro (Chiaroscuro). The name of the disc recalls the painting technique that arose in the Renaissance and became one of the great artistic techniques of the great Rembrandt. Gidon Kremer, one of the best violinists in the world, Kremerata Baltica and Patricia Kopachinskaya took part in the recording. Chiaroscuro was produced by the famous Manfred Eicher, head of ECM. Kremer and Kancheli are connected by friendship and long-standing cooperation. It was Kremer who inspired Kancheli to create Twilight for the Mozart week in Salzburg. At that time, the Georgian composer came to his senses after a serious illness. Therefore, in this light-pierced music one feels an inner drama. Initially, the play was written for Julian Rakhlin, after which, at the request of Kremer and Bashmet, two versions were created for each of the musicians.
Elena Tanakova © Gallerix.ru
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