Earle: Skoryk - Carpathian Concerto (24/96 FLAC)
Earle: Skoryk – Carpathian Concerto (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Myroslav Skoryk, Niccolò Paganini
Orchestra: Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Hobart Earle
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 1.27 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Myroslav Skoryk (b.1938):
01. Hutsuls’ky tryptykh (Hutsul Triptych): I. Dytynstvo (Childhood)
02. Diptych

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840):
03. 24 Caprices, Op. 1: Caprice No. 19 (arr. M. Skoryk for orchestra)

Myroslav Skoryk (b.1938):
04. Violin Concerto No. 7
05. The High Pass: Melody (version for strings)
06. Cello Concerto
07. Kaminnyj hospodar (Stone Host) Suite: III. Spanish Dance
08. Concerto for Orchestra, “Karpats’ky” (Carpathian)

Nazary Pilatyuk (violin), Valery Kazakov (cello)
Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Hobart Earle
Recorded: 6 and 8 November 2013
Recording Venue: Philharmonic Hall, Odessa, Ukraine

Myroslav Skoryk holds the title of People’s Artist of Ukraine and is one of his country’s outstanding composers. Both the Cello Concerto and the Seventh Violin Concerto combine bittersweet lyricism with explosive dynamic contrasts. With its swinging rhythms and folk-music pungency the Carpathian Concerto is one of Skoryk’s most engaging and popular works. The pensive Melody for strings propelled him to the forefront of Ukrainian music, while the slapstick in his transcription of Paganini’s Caprice No. 19 reveals the composer’s humorous side. These live recordings were made at Myroslav Skoryk’s 75th anniversary concerts in Odessa.

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