Lyatoshynsky - Symphony No.1, Grazhyna | Naxos 8555578

Lyatoshynsky - Symphony No.1, Grazhyna

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8555578

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 3rd November 2014

Contents

Artists

Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Theodore Kuchar

Works

Lyatoshynsky, Boris

Grazhyna: symphonic ballad
Symphony no.1 in A major, op.2

Artists

Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Theodore Kuchar

About

Boris Lyatoshynsky is seen as the father of twentieth-century Ukrainian music. His compositions brought him not only critical acclaim, but also into conflict with the Soviet authorities.

The remarkable First Symphony draws on the romantic traditions of Tchaikovsky and Wagner, and has at its heart a dramatic and tragic central movement originally entitled Lyric Poem.

The symphonic ballad Grazyhna is one of Lyatoshynsky’s true masterworks, expressing the highly charged emotions of sorrow and heroism in Adam Mickiewicz’s inspirational poem.

This is the first of three discs comprising the complete Lyatoshynsky symphonies.

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