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Little-known music of all eras => New recordings => Topic started by: dhibbard on July 01, 2018, 04:36:26 pm

Title: Promo video on new DĀRZIŅŠ & IVANOVS CD
Post by: dhibbard on July 01, 2018, 04:36:26 pm
 Interview with the Director of the National Latvian Symphony Orchestra (Andris Poga)  regarding the new release of

VOLFGANGS DĀRZIŅŠ (1906-1962): Piano Concerto No. 2, JĀNIS IVANOVS (1906-1983): Symphony No. 20

Description: Unlike his great compatriot Ivanovs, Dāriņš was open to influnces from modernists like Debussy and Scriabin while as a person he was rather less intense, at least in this concerto from 1938. As the review in MusicWeb International puts it, “Dārziņš' blithely romantic and carefree Second Piano Concerto moves between Delian warmth (listen to the woodland warmth of the opening) and the sort of irresistible melody found in Scriabin's still undervalued Piano Concerto. It's an attractive and sumptuous work with pages striking parallels with de Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain.” So here’s your second really enjoyable Latvian piano concerto in two months! Reinis Zariņš (piano), Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; Andris Poga.