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Maxim Rysanov
Kancheli Styx & Tavener

KANCHELI Styx
TAVENER The Myrrh-Bearer
 (world première recording)
 
MAXIM RYSANOV viola
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra 
Chorus 'Kamēr…'
Men of the State Choir Latvija*
Rihards Zalupe percussion*
Māris Sirmais conductor 
 
Giya Kancheli (1935-)
1-7  Styx (1999) (35.46)
solo viola, mixed choir and orchestra
 
John Tavener (1944- ) 
8- 13  The Myrrh- Bearer (1993)* (41.56)
solo viola, chorus and percussion
 
Total time  77.42
 

Catalogue No: ONYX4023

"My rival has arrived!" Yuri Bashmet purportedly exclaimed, when asked about Maxim Rysanov. 28 year-old Maxim, like Bashmet is from the Ukraine: earlier this year his Avie recital disc was named Editors ‘Choice in Gramophone and raved about in Fanfare; later this year he stars on a duet disc with Janine Jansen on Decca and tours with Rachlin and Maisky in Bach’s Goldberg Variations. His other regular chamber partners include Vengerov, Kremer, Mullova, Hamelin…!! He is just announced as a BBC Young Generation Artist 2007-8.
 
Rysanov’s ONYX debut is of two extraordinarily beautiful and haunting works for viola and chorus/orchestra: both written for Bashmet, and the Tavener is a world-première recording!
 
Giya Kancheli’s Styx is already renowned as a choral masterpiece for the 21st century, The River Styx in Greek mythology separates the living from the dead and the solo viola mediates between the two. 
John Tavener’s The Myrrh-Bearer is another epic, this time based on the Troparion of Cassiane, a Byzantine poet and composer. Here the viola represents the sin of Mary Magdalen. Both works were recorded in the amazing Dome Cathedral in Riga, Latvia, the largest medieval church in the Baltics,  has just the right expansive acoustic for this music.
 

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Kancheli, Giya
Styx: I - Galoba angelozebis galoba
06:19
2
Kancheli, Giya
Styx: II - Kari cris sada har mimaluli lelianshi
04:07
3
Kancheli, Giya
Styx: III - Tu aisi
04:28
4
Kancheli, Giya
Styx: IV - Dio odio lileo-lile
04:59
5
Kancheli, Giya
Styx: V - Tu daria tu tu tu
06:27
6
Kancheli, Giya
Styx: VI - Suli nateli Avet Alfred
04:21
7
Kancheli, Giya
Styx: VII - Time! merciless time!
05:06
8
Tavener, John
The Myrrh-Bearer: I
08:29
9
Tavener, John
The Myrrh-Bearer: II
08:15
10
Tavener, John
The Myrrh-Bearer: III
06:26
11
Tavener, John
The Myrrh-Bearer: IV
06:15
12
Tavener, John
The Myrrh-Bearer: V
08:43
13
Tavener, John
The Myrrh-Bearer: VI
03:53

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Duration
Complete/Excerpt
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1. Styx: VI - Suli nateli, Avet, Alfred
04:22
Complete
2. Styx: I - Galoba angelozebis, galoba
01:00
Excerpt
3. The Myrrh-Bearer: III
01:00
Excerpt
4. The Myrrh-Bearer: VI
01:00
Excerpt
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