CHISINAU 1

NEW MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA


Genre : Classical

Catalogue: Phasma-Music 042

UPC: 60989085971



recording and editing: Andrei Lifenco

mastering: Piotr Wieczorek

recording place: Life.N.Co Records, Chisinau, Moldova

recorded in June, 2021

graphic design: Michail Travlos

production management: Iwona Glinka

front cover: Digital Art by Michail Travlos

premiere: April 1, 2022.


MIHAIL AGAFITA CONDUCTOR

THE SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA OF THE NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC „SERGHEI LUNCHEVICI”

OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA


The Symphonic Orchestra of the National Philharmonic „SERGHEI LUNCHEVICI” of the Republic of Moldova presents the new album CHISINAU 2. The outstanding album includes 8 world premiere recordings by 8 contemporary composers: Gregg Birrel, Lars Michael Fetzek, Brian Field, Scott Brickman, Satoru Ikeda, Daniele Ciminiello, Giorgos Papamitrou and Louis Sauter.

Noah, by Gregg Birrell, is a piece that carries significant meaning for the composer, who wrote it for the newborn son of two very close friends. Scored for a large orchestra, it draws on folk traditions and classic romanticism to create an exciting and joyous blend of rhythm and melody. Symphonic Movement on a Variously Fragmented Theme, by Lars Michael Fetzek states a theme in fragmented form, then delivers several strict canons of increasing complexity upon differently fragmented forms of the theme inverted in pitch and/or time. In Kaleidoscope, Brian Field features a constantly changing and evolving musical landscape that is heavily pattern based, shifting across instrumental families, meters and dynamics. In Psaume, Satoru Ikeda analizes a picture taken by a gigantic astronomical telescope, a phenomenon can be recognized: The faraway light is the past light. The further it is past, the more it darkens. Symphony #3 (Baltic Poem), by Scott Brickman, was inspired by my travels to Latvia and Lithuania, and in anticipation of their celebration of the centennial Independences of 1918. Fantasia #1, by Daniele Ciminiello, is an important milestone in a personal research of a synthesis between all composer's musical experiences. Giorgos Papamitru was inspired by a small village in the desert of Iran called abarkooh. And in last work of the album, Louis Sauter describes his visit in Saint-Pétersbourg.

Product details

Gregg Birrell

01. Noah [04:50]

Lars Michael Fetzek

02. Symphonic Movement on a Variously Fragmented Theme [06:26]

Brian Field

03. Kaleidoscope [13:17]

Satoru Ikeda

04. Psaume [16:14]

Scott Brickman

05. Symphony #3 (Baltic Poem) [10:14]

Daniele Ciminiello

06. Fantasia #1 [07:31]

Giorgos Papamitrou

07. abarkooh [08:44]

Louis Sauter

Saint-Pétersbourg

08. Sur la Néva [ 02:21]

09. Un dîner au Tsar [01:59]

10. Le musée de l’Ermitage [01:48]

11. Perspective Nevsky [01:04]


Total time: [74:54]