Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Dzeraldas Bidva - BALTIC CONCERTI
- 01 – Peteris Vasks – Vox amoris
- 02 – Julius Juzeliunas – Concerto per Organo Violino Orchestra d aschi – I Allegro sostenuto
- 03 – Julius Juzeliunas – Concerto per Organo Violino Orchestra d aschi – II Passacaglia – Andantino quieto
- 04 – Julius Juzeliunas – Concerto per Organo Violino Orchestra d aschi – III Finale – Allegro con brio
- 05 – Anatolijus Senderovas – Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra
LITHUANIAN CHAMBER RCHESTRA, DZERALDAS BIDVA – BALTIC CONCERTI
Conductors: Modestas Pitrėnas – Adrija Čepaitė
Starring exceptional violinist Džeraldas Bidva, three concerti by Vasks, Šenderovas and Juzeliūnas transport the listener to Lithuania in a release which coincides with the centenary of the country’s independence.
Džeraldas Bidva interprets three Baltic concerti: two for violin and orchestra, including Pēteris Vasks’ Vox amoris, and one featuring organ and violin, for which Bidva is joined by the young and talented organist Karolina Juodelytė. The Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Modestas Pitrėnas and Adrija Čepaitė.
The music of Julius Juzeliūnas is steeped in Lithuanian folklore; that of Pēteris Vasks has a strong sense of nature translated into sound; and that of Anatolijus Šenderovas not only reflects dramatic experiences in Lithuania’s turbulent history, but also reveals the richly multicoloured and polyethnic soundscape of the country.
This album appears in the year marking the centenary of Lithuania’s restored independence. It celebrates the continuing tradition of musical art in the Baltic countries within the broader context of centuries-old European traditions.
Lior Shambadal, Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker, said of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra: “Top level chamber orchestras have become such a rarity in today’s world, whereas you have one and can raise its international profile even higher by presenting projects that no one else has ventured before. The Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra has a glorious past, dynamic present and, I believe, will have a brilliant future”.
Booklet in English, German, French and Latvian.
Program notes by Laimutė Ligeikaitė.