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Consolation - Forgotten Treasures of the Ukrainian Soul

Composer Vasyl Barvinsky
Arkady Filippenko
Mykola Kolessa
Viktor Stepanovych Kosenko
Boris Mikolayovich Lyatoshynsky
Mykola Lysenko
Yuliy Mejtus
Levko Revutsky
Valentin Silvestrov
Myroslav Skoryk
Kyrylo Stetsenko
Performer Emil Jonason
Jakob Koranyi
Natalya Pasichnyk
Olga Pasichnyk
Luthando Qave
Christian Svarfvar
Period Romantic
Modern
Catalogue Number BIS-2222 SACD
EAN 7318599922225
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Dec 2016
Total time 76'18

Ukrainian chamber music from the past 140 years
In Ukraine, as in many other parts of Europe, the late nineteenth century saw the emergence of a national spirit which resulted in a movement to explore and cultivate popular culture. But the country would have to wait until 1991 for independence, and in the meantime this national spirit could only find musical expression in the more intimate forms. Some of the most authentic examples of Ukrainian art music can therefore be found in chamber music and in song.&&& With this disc, the Swedish-Ukrainian pianist Natalya Pasichnyk, her sister Olga and their Swedish colleagues offer the listener a way into this shadowy world – the beautiful, melancholy and emotive world of Ukrainian chamber music. Except for Valentyn Sylvestrov, the composers featured will be mostly unknown to an international audience, yet they invite the listener to share a journey into a soundscape that is both exotic and strangely familiar. The title of the disc, Consolation, is derived from a rhapsodic piano piece by Viktor Kosenko which perfectly captures the inward-looking mood of much of Ukrainian music, but the first sound which meets the ear of the listener is a loosely strummed chord, like the sound of a lute: in his Dumka-shumka from 1877, Mykola Lysenko imitated the sound of the Ukrainian lute, the kobza. Lysenko is a central figure in Ukrainian art music, and is also represented here with the song Meni odnakovo, a setting of a poem by Taras Shevchenko, the poet who for many embodies the spirit of Ukrainian independence.

 
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  Mykola Lysenko
01 Dumka-shumka (Second Piano Rhapsody on Ukrainian Folk Themes) 8'54
 
 
  Viktor Stepanovych Kosenko
02 Étude No.8 from 11 Études Romantiques for piano 3'48
 
 
  Viktor Stepanovych Kosenko
03 Consolation for piano 2'28
 
 
  Mykola Lysenko
04 Sum (Sorrow), elegy for cello and piano 7'25
 
 
  Mykola Lysenko
05 Meni odnakovo (It Makes no Difference to me) for voice and piano 5'02
 
 
  Myroslav Skoryk
06 Carpathian Rhapsody for clarinet and piano 6'03
 
 
  Yuliy Mejtus
07 Allegro for violin and piano 2'56
 
 
  Levko Revutsky
08 Prelude (Lento), for piano 2'59
 
 
  Levko Revutsky
09 Prelude (Vivace), for piano 1'27
 
 
  Boris Mikolayovich Lyatoshynsky
10 I. Andante sostenuto - Poco più mosso from Shevchenko Suite for piano 5'53
 
 
  Boris Mikolayovich Lyatoshynsky
11 Melody for violin and piano 3'35
 
 
  Viktor Stepanovych Kosenko
12 Vony stojaly movchky (They Stood in Silence), for voice and piano 2'19
 
 
  Kyrylo Stetsenko
13 Stojala ja i sluhala vesnu (I Stood and Listened to Spring), for voice and piano 1'47
 
 
  Viktor Stepanovych Kosenko
14 Sumnyj ja (I am Sad), for voice and piano 2'33
 
 
  Myroslav Skoryk
15 Melody for soprano, violin and piano 3'56
 
 
  Mykola Kolessa
  Three Kolomyjky (Carpathian Dances), for piano 5'57
16 I. Allegro commodo 2'02
17 II. Andante cantabile 1'18
18 III. Allegro grazioso, poco rubato 2'37
 
 
  Vasyl Barvinsky
19 Prelude for piano 3'23
 
 
  Valentin Silvestrov
20 Bagatelle for piano 2'19
 
 
  Arkady Filippenko
21 Toccata for piano 3'22
 
  Album total 76'18
ComposerBarvinsky, Vasyl
Filippenko, Arkady
Kolessa, Mykola
Kosenko, Viktor Stepanovych
Lyatoshynsky, Boris Mikolayovich
Lysenko, Mykola
Mejtus, Yuliy
Revutsky, Levko
Silvestrov, Valentin
Skoryk, Myroslav
Stetsenko, Kyrylo
PianoPasichnyk, Natalya
CelloKoranyi, Jakob
BaritoneQave, Luthando
ClarinetJonason, Emil
ViolinSvarfvar, Christian
SopranoPasichnyk, Olga

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