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TAN DUN (1957-)
Pipa Concerto*  
1 Andante molto        3.55
2. Allegro    6.36
3. Adagio    4.44
4. Allegro vivace    5.07
 
TORU TAKEMITSU (1930-1996)
5 Nostalghia (violin & strings) 16.13
Three Film Scores for Strings
6.Training and Rest (Jos� Torres)  4.40
7  Funeral Music (Black Rain)   4.09
8  Waltz  (Face of Another)  2.18
 
HIKARU HAYASHI (1931-)
Viola Concerto 'Elegia'    
9  I     17.35
10 II     12.44
 
Wu Man pipa (1-4)
Yuri Bashmet violin (5), viola (9,10)
Directed by: Yuri Bashmet,
Roman Balashov  (5, 9,10)
 
*world première recording
 
Total timing:78.04

Catalogue No: ONYX4027

 
New CD from the Moscow Soloists and their charismatic director Yuri Bashmet.  Their first ONYX release (Symphonies by Shostakovich, Sviridov and Vainberg ONYX4007) won a Grammy nomination in 2007 and their second -  Stravinsky Apollo/Prokofiev Visions Fugitives ONYX4017) won the Grammy Award 2008 in the Chamber Ensemble category.
 
This disc is their most enterprising so far, and features Bashmet as violist and violinist as well as director : a Pilgrimage from Russia to the Far East an enterprising mix of cultures and flavours in works from China and Japan.
 
Tan Dun is of course well-known in the West for 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' and is now based in New York. This world premiere recording is for pipa, a 4-stringed ancient Chinese lute-like instrument. Wu Man is its foremost exponent and a prominent soloist as well as leading member of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road project. 
 
Takemitsu is Japan's best-known composer. Nostalghia was written in memory of  Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky (and featuring Bashmet on violin!), plus three short film scores , Takemitsu's favourite genre.
 
Finally, a substantial addition to the viola concerto repertoire : Hayashi's Concerto 'Elegia' (1995), a highly approachable and yearning score with hints of Janacek and Bartok as well as a distinctive Japanese flavour. 
 
For more details of the orchestra's activity go to www.yuribashmet.com

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Tan Dun
Pipa Concerto - I Andante molto
03:55
2
Tan Dun
Pipa Concerto - II Allegro
06:37
3
Tan Dun
Pipa Concerto - III Adagio
04:45
4
Tan Dun
Pipa Concerto - IV Allegro vivace
05:07
5
Takemitsu, Toru
Nostalghia (violin & strings)
16:13
6
Takemitsu, Toru
Three Film Scores: I Training and Rest (Jose Torres)
04:40
7
Takemitsu, Toru
Three Film Scores: II Funeral Music (Black Rain)
04:09
8
Takemitsu, Toru
Three Film Scores: III Waltz (Face of Another)
02:19
9
Hayashi, Hikaru
Viola Concerto 'Elegia': I
17:35
10
Hayashi, Hikaru
Viola Concerto 'Elegia': II
12:44

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1. Pipa Concerto - II Allegro
2:00
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2. Pipa Concerto - III Adagio
1:40
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3. Nostalghia
2:00
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4. Waltz (Face of Another)
1:00
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5. Viola Concerto 'Elegia' - II
3:00
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