Enjott Schneider - Krasnoyarsk Counterpoints | Wergo WER51262

Enjott Schneider - Krasnoyarsk Counterpoints

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Label: Wergo

Cat No: WER51262

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th February 2020

Contents

Artists

Reinhold Friedrich (flugelhorn, trumpet, piccolo trumpet)
Artem Chirkov (double bass)
Mikhail Dzyudze (contrabass balalaika)
Siberian Percussion
Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra
Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, Krasnoyarsk

Conductors

Martin Baeza-Rubio
Vladimir Lande

Works

Schneider, Enjott

Leporello & Giovanni: Concerto for double bass, contrabass balalaika and orchestra
Spirits of Siberia for trumpet, strings and percussion

Artists

Reinhold Friedrich (flugelhorn, trumpet, piccolo trumpet)
Artem Chirkov (double bass)
Mikhail Dzyudze (contrabass balalaika)
Siberian Percussion
Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra
Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, Krasnoyarsk

Conductors

Martin Baeza-Rubio
Vladimir Lande

About

Siberia is known for its vast distances and the unfathomable dimensions of its unspoiled landscapes of rivers and lakes, forests and mountains, and tundra and taiga. The city of Krasnoyarsk is at the centre of Eurasia between Moscow and Beijing and has a surprisingly vibrant musical life. In 2019, the city commissioned two works by Enjott Schneider, one of Germany’s most multifaceted composers.

For the “Asia-Siberia-Europe Festival”, Schneider composed Spirits of Siberia for trumpet, strings, and percussion. In this work, trumpet virtuoso Reinhold Friedrich embodies the world of shamanistic mysteries. In the piece’s four movements, the soloist conjures the Siberian flora and fauna with mystical sound worlds that take us far beyond the reality of our normal physical senses.

Leporello & Giovanni was commissioned by the Trans-Siberian Art Festival. The double continent of Eurasia is symbolized in this double concerto by double bass and contrabass balalaika played by two of the world’s finest virtuosos: Artem Chirkov, the principal double bass player of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, and Mikhail Dzyudze, whose innovations have brought the balalaika from folk music into the classical concert halls of the world. The music moves against the background of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, with the soloists energetically personifying the complicated relationship between Don Giovanni and his servant Leporello.

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