Lyatoshynsky: Symphony No. 3, Grazhyna - Karabits

Lyatoshynsky: Symphony No. 3, Grazhyna - Karabits

Chandos  CHSA 5233

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Orchestral

Lyatoshynsky: Symphony No. 3, Grazhyna

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits (conductor)

Music shaped under the influence of twentieth-century modernist movements, conducted by one whose musical decisions have the authority of someone who directly embodies the legacy of the composer.

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Comments (3)

Comment by hiredfox - December 9, 2018 (1 of 3)

We have not been treated to a preview of this release in concert at Bournemouth, so really treading new ground.

Comment by Jan Arell - June 13, 2019 (2 of 3)

These are first class recordings of second class music, if you get my point. Karabits' father, a composer, was one of Lyatoshynsky's pupils; his mother is a leading Lyatoshynsky scholar, so the conductor may have known this music as a child.
And it really pays off. Many years ago I had the Lyatoshynsky five symphonies as legally downloaded mp3-files in recordings on the Marco Polo label (later re-released by Naxos). They are since long deleted from my library; I found the music being bombastic and not much else. Karabits manages to find something more, much more, in these works and I am very glad that I took a chance and ordered this disc which allegedly contains his two best works.
Recommended for everyone with the slightest interest in mid 1900 Soviet symphonies. Very informative booklet, crystal clear recording (mch layer).

Comment by hiredfox - June 14, 2019 (3 of 3)

I am pleased that you have enjoyed this recording Jan.

Kiril Karabits is in his tenth season as Chief Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony and his tenure has been a most rewarding experience for supporters as he has raised the standards and reputation of the orchestra to an all-time high. At the same time he has taken audiences out of their comfort zone of the core repertory re-cycled ad nauseam into distinctly unfashionable works and not always those from his homeland. To his enormous credit and no doubt surprise, in doing so he has still managed to fill concert halls to capacity and now seemingly be able to sell this music to a wider audience through his recordings.

His next disc will also be an obscure work from Eastern Europe / Central Asia as well.