St Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, Edward Serov, Victor Liberman, Yuri Kramarov – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vladimir Ivanovich Tsytovich (KON 32314)

St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra under baton of Edward Serov had made series of superb recordings during the communist regime in Russian history. Those recordings had unfortunately not been widely available even after the dissolution of USSR. Kontrapunkt in collaboration with Petersburg Recording Studio and Maestro Serov has restored and released many of those legendary recordings on CD. This latest release features two now deceased leading string players of Russia Victor Liberman (violin) and Yuri Krammarov (viola). The viola concerto by contemporary Russian composer Vladimir Tsytovich has never been available on CD before. 1. Sinfonia Concertante E Flat Major Kv 364: Allegro maestoso (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)2. Sinfonia Concertante E Flat Major … Continue reading

St Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, Edward Serov, Ariadna Tugay – Suk, Elgar, Bartok, Hannikainen (KON 32304)

1. Serenade for String Orchestra Op. 6: Adagio con moto (Josef Suk)2. Serenade for String Orchestra Op. 6: Allegro ma non troppo e grazioso (Josef Suk)3. Serenade for String Orchestra Op. 6: Adagio (Josef Suk)4. Serenade for String Orchestra Op. 6: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo presto (Josef Suk)5. Serenade for String Orchestra Op. 20: Allegro piavole (Edward Elgar)6. Serenade for String Orchestra Op. 20: Larghetto (Edward Elgar)7. Serenade for String Orchestra Op. 20: Allegretto (Edward Elgar)8. Romanian Folk Dances (Béla Bartók)9. Concerto for Harp and Orchestra Op. 7: Allegro moderato (Väinö Hannikainen)10. Concerto for Harp and Orchestra Op. 7: Andante cantabile (Väinö Hannikainen)11. Concerto for Harp and Orchestra Op. … Continue reading

St Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, Edward Serov, Mikhail Tolpygo – Hindemith, Webern: Music for Viola (KON 32294)

1. Konzertmusik for Viola and Chamber Orchestra: Lebhaft (Paul Hindemith)2. Konzertmusik for Viola and Chamber Orchestra: Ruhig gehend (Paul Hindemith)3. Konzertmusik for Viola and Chamber Orchestra: Lebhaft (Paul Hindemith)4. Konzertmusik for Viola and Chamber Orchestra: Leicht bewegt (Paul Hindemith)5. Konzertmusik for Viola and Chamber Orchestra: Sehr lebhaft (Paul Hindemith)6. Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra: Langsam (Paul Hindemith)7. Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra: Ruhig bewegt (Paul Hindemith)8. Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra: Lebhaft (Paul Hindemith)9. Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra: Choral "Für deinen Thron tret ich hiermit" (Paul Hindemith)10. Kammermusik No. 6 for Viola d'Amore and Chamber Orchestra Op. 46 No. 1: Mässigschnell, majestätisch (Paul Hindemith)11. Kammermusik … Continue reading

Odense Symphony Orchestra, Edward Serov – Rimsky-Korsakov: Opera Suites, Volume 3 (KON 32261)

Kontrapunkt 32261 Rimsky-Korsakov “Opera Suites vol. 3” ODENSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA EDWARD SEROV conductor Recorded 1996 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1865-1931) SADKO Op. 5 3 rd version 12:22 Musical picture for symphony orchestra CHRISTMAS EVE SUITE 29:09 MLADA SUITE 35:35 Total Playing Time 77:52 1. Sadko Op. 5 (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)2. Christmas Eve Suite: I Snow and Stars on Christmas Eve in Dikanka (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)3. Christmas Eve Suite: II Dance of the Stars (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)4. Christmas Eve Suite: III Polonaise at the Tsatina's Court (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)5. Christmas Eve Suite: IV Night and Christmas Morning (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)6. Mlada Suite: 1 Introduction (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)7. Mlada Suite: 2 Rédowa (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)8. Mlada Suite: 3 Lithuanian Dance (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)9. … Continue reading

St Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, Edward , Tatiana Tauer, Irina Donskaja – Ginestera, Tishchenko: Harp Concertoes (KON 32250)

1. Concerto for Harp and Orchestra: Allegro guisto (Alberto Ginestera)2. Concerto for Harp and Orchestra: Molto moderato (Alberto Ginestera)3. Concerto for Harp and Orchestra: Liberamente capriccioso (Alberto Ginestera)4. Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra Op. 69: Moderato (Boris Tishchenko)5. Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra Op. 69: Allegro con moto (Boris Tishchenko)6. Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra Op. 69: Moderato (Boris Tishchenko)7. Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra Op. 69: Intermezzo (Boris Tishchenko)8. Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra Op. 69: Andante (Boris Tishchenko) UPC/EAN: 716043225026 … Continue reading

Odense Symphony Orchestra, Edward Serov – Rimsky-Korsakov: Opera Suites, Volume 2 (KON 32247)

1. The Golden Cockerel Suite: Tsar Dodon in his Palace (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)2. The Golden Cockerel Suite: Tsar Dodon on the Battlefield (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)3. The Golden Cockerel Suite: Tsar Dodon with Queen Chimaka (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)4. The Golden Cockerel Suite: Marriage Feast and Lamentable End of Tsar Dodon (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)5. Maid From Pskov Suite: Ouverture (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)6. Maid From Pskov Suite: 1st Intermezzo (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)7. Maid From Pskov Suite: 2nd Intermezzo (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)8. Maid From Pskov Suite: The Tsar Hunting in the Wood, Tempest (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)9. Pan Vojevoda Suite: Introduction (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)10. Pan Vojevoda Suite: Krakowiak (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)11. Pan Vojevoda Suite: Nocturne "Clair de Lune" (Nikolai Rinsky-Korsakov)12. Pan Vojevoda Suite: Mazurka (Nikolai … Continue reading

Odense Symphony Orchestra, Edward Serov – Nørholm: Symphony No. 4 Op. 76, Symphony No. 5 Op. 80 (KON 32212)

1. Symphony No. 4 Op. 76 Decreation: Creation. Allegro (Ib Nørholm)2. Symphony No. 4 Op. 76 Decreation: The Greatest and the Smallest (Ib Nørholm)3. Symphony No. 4 Op. 76 Decreation: Decreation. Molto calmo (Ib Nørholm)4. Symphony No. 5 Op. 80 The Elements: Allegro leggiero (Ib Nørholm)5. Symphony No. 5 Op. 80 The Elements: Con sforza (Ib Nørholm)6. Symphony No. 5 Op. 80 The Elements: Poco fluento (Ib Nørholm)7. Symphony No. 5 Op. 80 The Elements: Moderato – Allegro con fuoco (Ib Nørholm) UPC/EAN: 716043221226 … Continue reading

Odense Symphony Orchestra, Edward Serov – Nielsen: Symphony No. 6, Willemoes Overture, Rhapsodisk Overture, En Fantasirejse Til Færøerne, Moderen Suite (KON 32210)

Kontrapunkt 32210 Carl Nielsen: SYMPHONY No. 6 SINFONIA SEMPLICE OVERTURE 3rd Act from WILLEMOES RHAPSODISK OVERTURE En Fantasirejer til Færøerne from THE MOTHER op. 41 Overture 4th picture Menuet Overture 7th picture Marsch Odense Symphony Orchestra Edward Serov conductor total playing time 65:23 Recorded Jan. & Feb. 1995 This release completes the highly acclaimed Nielsen symphony series performed by Odense Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Edward Serov. All six symphonies are supplemented by smaller orchestral works which were rarely recorded or premier recordings. The recordings took place over the three year period from 1993 – 1995 in Odense. Earlier releases: 32157 Symphony 1 , 32178 Symphony 2 , 32203 Symphony … Continue reading

Odense Symphony Orchestra, Edward Serov – Nielsen: Symphony No. 3 Op. 27, Andante tranquillo, Maskerade Overtures, Scherzo (KON 32203)

Kontrapunkt 32203 Carl Nielsen: SYMPHONY No. 3 SINFONIA ESPANSIVA OP. 27 ANDANTE TRANQUILLO SCHERZO MASKARADE SUITE Odense Symphony Orchestra Edward Serov conductor Eva Hess Thaysen soprano , Lars Thodberg Bertelsen baritone total playing time 61:20 recorded Dec. 1994 & Jan. 1995 The increasingly popular Nielsen symphony series reached its fifth volume here including two pieces for string orchestra: Andante Tranquillo and Scherzo which are premier recordings. Earlier releases received a number of favourable reviews: KPT 321771 “… one of the most interesting interpretations available in the market now…the orchestra presentation is absolutely impeccable …” (The Jutland Post) KPT 32178 “… The Odense orchestra play with sensitivity and a total commitment … Continue reading

Odense Symphony Orchestra, Edward Serov – Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 Op. 29, Pan og Syrinx Op. 49, Saga-Drøm Op. 39, Ved En Ung Kunstners Båre (KON 32193)

Kontrapunkt 32193 Carl Nielsen : Symphony No. 4 Op. 29 “The Inextinguishable” Pan And Syrinx Op.49 At The Bier Of A Young Artist Saga-Dream (The Dream Of Gunner) Op. 39 Odense Symphony Orchestra Edward Serov conductor This fourth release of the Nielsen symphony series includes the first recording of At The Bier Of A Young Artist (Andante lamentoso) in orchestral version. Odense Symphony Orchestra has recently finished recording a hitherto unknown Nielsen orchestral work called “Dyrehave musikken” which we plan to release later this year. 1. Symphony No. 4 The Inextinguishable Op. 29: Allegro (Carl Nielsen)2. Symphony No. 4 The Inextinguishable Op. 29: Poco allegretto (Carl Nielsen)3. Symphony No. 4 … Continue reading