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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2017, 01:11:53 PM »
I like Lyatoshinsky's music. At least that which I have (symphonies 3 and 4 + assorted orchestral works/suites, on the Russian Disc label).

But TBH I have a feeling that Stankovych is a more individual composer. Not necessarily better (how can you tell when both are fine?), but I pull his discs off the shelves more often. This is one of my favourites, which I listened to last month:



"Modern" music in a sense, "conventional" in the other. Stankovych  deserves to be heard.
I need to listen to more of Stankovych - I'm sure I have a CD or two of his music - somewhere  ::)
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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2017, 05:32:15 PM »
I have enjoyed some Karabits in the past



Even though the instrumentations he uses in his concertos for orchestra incorporate quite a bit of percussion and instruments less commonly found in the orchestra, I think his orchestration doesn't really venture away from anything that isn't standard. Much of the orchestral colour is stuff that has been heard before.

That's an excellent disc. I especially like those Silvestrov works.
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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2017, 08:16:11 PM »
That's an excellent disc. I especially like those Silvestrov works.
Yes the Silvestrov is nice here. I liked it when Karabits deviated from my expectations here...especially with the inclusion of harpsichord in one of the concertos for orchestra! But I feel like these deviations to things a little more interesting/unexpected were just a little too rare for me.

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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2018, 06:01:00 PM »
Listening to the Karabits disc now.  This one belongs on this thread too....

Skoryk: Concerti & Orchestral Works
Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Hobart Earle
Naxos



A real find!
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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2018, 10:38:14 AM »
So no love for Roslavets?

Well, maybe it's just the difficulty of establishing what "Ukrainian" means. Just as well that that kind of thing is difficult.

But the one who springs most readily to my mind, Kotra, was born in Kiev. So there's that.

Kotra is the nom de plume of Dmytro Fedorenko, who also runs two record labels in Ukraine, Kvitnu, which he founded, and Nexsound, which Andrey Kirichenko founded.

My first album of Kotra's was dissilient.



Here's a track from that, with a colorful video to go along with it: https://vimeo.com/24862240
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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2018, 04:44:11 PM »
^ Hmmm.  How to word this....

Those who like that kind of music might love it !!!  To me, it sounds like something out of a sonic weapons lab.  But I guess the intent is to shock, no?

Btw, I found 42 discs available for download on eMusic from the Kvitnu record label.  So they're developing some international reach at least.

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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2018, 01:19:05 AM »
I guess the intent is to shock, no?
No.

The intent of the composer is to write some interesting music. You know, like Palestrina did. And Mozart. And Chopin....

Even my intent, while certainly open to question, was no really to shock, but to widen the scope of "Ukrainian composer" just a bit. (I was feeling a bit claustrophobic, anyway, reading through this thread. Just a bit.)


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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2019, 07:43:07 PM »
Stanislav Lyudkevich 40° death
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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2019, 12:40:43 AM »
So no love for Roslavets?

Well, maybe it's just the difficulty of establishing what "Ukrainian" means. Just as well that that kind of thing is difficult.

But the one who springs most readily to my mind, Kotra, was born in Kiev. So there's that.

Kotra is the nom de plume of Dmytro Fedorenko, who also runs two record labels in Ukraine, Kvitnu, which he founded, and Nexsound, which Andrey Kirichenko founded.

My first album of Kotra's was dissilient.



Here's a track from that, with a colorful video to go along with it: https://vimeo.com/24862240
I like the music of Roslavets, especially this CD:

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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2019, 11:42:37 AM »
For fans of Roslavets this is a stunning CD featuring his piano trios, except the No. 1 which is lost.



Gripping, tense, dramatic, dark and never dull. Nos. 2 and 4 are simply impressive, the No. 3 is less so but still very engaging. It's a mystery why they're not better known.

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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2019, 11:53:30 AM »
And this:



I don't have strong memories of them right now, but I do remember them being supremely interesting.

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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2019, 06:32:29 PM »
I need to listen to more of Stankovych - I'm sure I have a CD or two of his music - somewhere  ::)

Found them ? Probably the Marco Polo disc of symphonies 1, 2 and 4

Remember this Jeffrey?  :laugh:

 

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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2019, 08:08:57 PM »
There is this:

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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2019, 11:27:17 PM »
Found them ? Probably the Marco Polo disc of symphonies 1, 2 and 4

Remember this Jeffrey?  :laugh:

 
Haha  :)
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: Ukrainian composers
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Re: Ukrainian composers
« Reply #55 on: January 24, 2020, 06:43:43 PM »
Various choral works(Lyatoshinsky,Lysenko,Stogerenko,Revutsky) conducted  by Muravsky:
http://pavlomuravskyi.com/pisennyj-kobzar-dyryguye-pavlo-muravskyj.html

http://pavlomuravskyi.com/pisennyj-kobzar-albom-2.html
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Re: Ukrainian composers
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