Maxim Rysanov: In Schubertís Company | Onyx ONYX4183

Maxim Rysanov: In Schubertís Company


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Label: Onyx

Cat No: ONYX4183

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 30th June 2017



"I am not superstitious... Nevertheless, when I started collecting repertoire for this album, which is dedicated to Schubert's 220th anniversary, some works on the disc accidentally appeared to be connected. Schubert's 5th symphony was recorded in Riga just about 200 years after it was composed. Franz was 20 years old when he wrote it. Leonid Desyatnikov's 'Wie der alte Leiermann', for violin and orchestra, which I decided to arrange for the viola especially for this project, was composed 20 years ago for Schubert's 200th anniversary.


"On a more serious note, Schubert touches me deeply. Not only with his music and his sensitive soul, but also his life story is fascinating to me. Composer, elementary school teacher, poet, philosopher, pianist, singer, violinist, violist! With this album, I present myself as a commissioner of new music, arranger, solo performer and conductor. I would like to believe I am 0.22% closer to understanding Schubert"

- Maxim Rysanov

Schubertís sunny Fifth Symphony, Third Violin Sonata and Polonaise for violin & orchestra, are joined by three contemporary composers who each draw on Schubertís music for their compositions. A darker, tormented Schubert from his final years is the source for their works Ė Winterreise, ErlkŲnig and the late Fantasy for violin & piano providing the inspiration. The haunting beauty of Schubertís music continues to exert a powerful influence on performers, composers and music lovers alike.

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