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Eduardas Balsys
Dramatic Frescoes

Record company: Music Information Centre Lithuania
Year of publication: 2003
Media: CD
Duration: 142'50
Price: 9 € / 31.08 Lt

From his first solo composition to his last opus - such is the scope of Eduardas Balsys' first double CD, "Dramatic Frescoes", recently released by the Music Information and Publishing Centre. The CD offers the composer's most important instrumental works, marking the most significant turning points not only in his own creative biography, but in that of Lithuanian music overall.

 

LMIPCCD022-023


Disk #1

1. String Quartet. Adagio. Allegro molto ed agitato (1953) 9'19
2. String Quartet. Vivace 4'32
3. String Quartet. Adagio molto cantabile 4'46
4. String Quartet. Allegro con brio 5'00
Lithuanian Quartet:
Eugenijus Paulauskas (1st violin)
Kornelija Kalinauskaitė (2nd violin)
Jurgis Fledžinskas (viola)
Ernestas Bertovskis (cello)
Recorded in 1965
5. Concerto for Violin and Symphony Orchestra No.1. Allegro moderato ed agitato (1954) 11'32
6. Concerto for Violin and Symphony Orchestra No.1. Andante cantabile e sostenuto 7'24
7. Concerto for Violin and Symphony Orchestra No.1. Allegro vivo 5'39
Aleksandras Livontas (violin)
Lithuanian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Abelis Klenickis
Recorded in 1956
8. Little Asp - Mischief Maker (1963) 2'08
Fragment from Ballet "Eglė, Queen of the Grass-snakes"
Raminudas Katilius (violin)
Larisa Lobkova (piano)
Recorded in 1980 - 1981
9. Lament (1963) 3'33
Fragment from Ballet "Eglė, Queen of the Grass-snakes"
Raimundas Katilius (violin)
Larisa Lobkova (piano)
Recorded in 1980 - 1981
10. Tiny Fishes (1963) 1'58
Fragment from Ballet "Eglė, Queen of the Grass-snakes"
Raimundas Katilius (violin)
Larisa Lobkova (piano)
Recorded in 1980 - 1981
11. Mermaid (1963) 2'43
Fragment from Ballet "Eglė, Queen of the Grass-snakes"
Raimundas Katilius (violin)
Larisa Lobkova (piano)
Recorded in 1980 - 1981
12. Welcoming March (1963) 1'57
Fragment from Ballet "Eglė, Queen of the Grass-snakes"
Raimundas Katilius (violin)
Larisa Lobkova (piano)
Recorded in 1980 - 1981
13. Concerto for Violin and Symphony Orchestra No.2. Recitative (1958) 2'03
14. Concerto for Violin and Symphony Orchestra No.2. Scherzo 3'23
15. Concerto for Violin and Symphony Orchestra No.2. Improvisation 3'52
16. Concerto for Violin and Symphony Orchestra No.2. Humoresque 3'29
Ingrida Armonaitė (violin)
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Juozas Domarkas
Recorded in 2003
Disk #2

1. Dramatic Frescoes (1965) 24'27
Aleksandras Livontas (violin)
Olga Šteinbergaitė (piano)
State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Juozas Domarkas
Recorded in 1970
2. Introduction and Passacaglia (1974) 8'17
Leopoldas Digrys (organ)
Group of the State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Juozas Domarkas
Recorded in 1974
3. Reflections of the Sea. Introduzione (1981) 6'13
4. Reflections of the Sea. Toccata 4'06
Strings of the State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Juozas Domarkas
Recorded in 1988
5. Portraits. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. (1983) 6'50
6. Portraits. Stasys Šimkus 4'38
7. Portraits. Juozas Gruodis 5'34
State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Juozas Domarkas
Recorded in 1988
8. Concerto for Violin Solo. Prelude (1984) 2'44
9. Concerto for Violin Solo. Fugue 2'16
10. Concerto for Violin Solo. Chaconne 2'57
11. Concerto for Violin Solo. Toccata 1'30
Raimundas Katilius (violin)
Recorded in 1988


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