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Concertzender Live

The Russian soul

In today’s episode exclusively works by Russian composers, each of whom expressed that soul in their own way; dark, deep, mysterious, warm-hearted, intuitive, contradictory and excessively. We hear Scriabin, Prokofiev, Gubaidulina and Borodin, and, of course, Strawinsky.

1. Alexandr Scriabin (1872-1915)
Le poème de extase, opus 54 (1908)
Kirov Opera Orchestra led by Valery Gergiev
  Main Hall, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (27-09-1997)

 

2. Sergej Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Symphony no. 2 in D, opus 40 (1924-25)

Kirov Opera Orchestra led by Valery Gergiev

Main Hall, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (27-09-1997)

 

 

  3. Sofia Gubaidulina (1931)
Silenzio
  Leden Schönberg Ensemble:  Harriet Marcus(bajan); Marijke van Kooten(vi); Hans Woudenberg(cel)
Recital Hall, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (10-04-1999)

 

4. Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
String Quartet no. 2 in D
allegro moderato – scherzo, allegro – notturno, andante – finale, andante-vivace
Daniel Kwartet: Benzion Shamir, Misha Furman (violin), Itamar Shimon (viola), Zvi Maschkowski (cello)
  Okura Hotel, Amsterdam (05-04-1992)

 

5. Igor Strawinsky (1882-1971)
Sonata for two pianos 1943-44
moderato – thema met variaties – allegretto, poco piu mosso
Theo Bruins (piano), Fred Oldenburg (piano)
  De IJsbreker, Leusden (24-05-1986)