03 February 2012

New CDs from Profil Medien and Divox

The year 2012 started with two new CDs with the music of Boris Tchaikovsky.

I. First of all, it is CD with Violin Concerto and Violin Sonata from Profil Medien, Guenter Haenssler Edition. The recordings (licensed by Melodiya) are the same as on the old LP, but carefully digitized and remastered. This is the third CD from Profil Medien with Boris Tchaikovsky's music - first was "Theme and Eight Variations" premiere performance recording (Staatskapella Dresden with great Kirill Kondrashin), then Second Symphony (also premiere performance recording, also with Kirill Kondrashin) coupled with piano pieces with composer at piano.
And now - long waited Sonata for Violin and Piano (first appearance of Sonata on the CD), performed by Victor Pikaizen and Boris Tchaikovsky, and first studio recording of Violin Concerto with it's first performers - Victor Pikaizen, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kirill Kondrashin.

II. Soon the new recording of Cello Sonata will come from the Swiss label Divox, which is specialized on the chamber music.
The recording was made by excellent musicians Emil Rovner (cello) and Alla Ivanzhina (piano). Also the 24 Preludes for solo cello by Weinberg are on the CD.

As each CD from Divox, the new CD is a special production, a result of love to music and real enthusiasm.

There are already few versions of Cello Sonata in Boris Tchaikovsky discography, two of them - with composers at piano (with cellists Mstislav Rostropovich and Alla Vassilieva).
The new CD (Divox is also famous with its approach to sound) definitely need to be in the collection of every Boris Tchaikovsky music admirers. New generation of musicians, who took the enthusiasm from their teachers (Emil Rovner's teacher was Ivan Monighetti, who earlier studied with great Mstislav Rostropovich), entered their energy and mastery to this recording, and result is increased by contemporary technical approach to sound recording.