Markevitch - Complete Orchestral Works Volume 3

Naxos: 8572153

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Markevitch - Complete Orchestral Works Volume 3



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30th Nov 2009




54 minutes


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Markevitch - Complete Orchestral Works Volume 3


Cantique d’Amour

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L’Envol d’Icare

Concerto Grosso

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This third volume of Naxos’s Igor Markevitch Complete Orchestral Works Edition, presents the composer’s first truly individual work, The Flight of Icarus, the tumultuous 1933 première of which Milhaud proclaimed ‘a date in the evolution of music’.

The Concerto Grosso, with its daringly original harmonic language, polytonal and rhythmic ideas, and the evanescent Song of Love, which recalls both the orchestral colour and emotional detachment of Ravel, are likewise regarded as youthful masterpieces.

Volumes 1 (8570773) and 2 (8572152) have been praised for their ‘breathtaking power’ and ‘deeply committed performances’.

Igor Markevitch: Cantique d'amour

Cantique d'Amour

Igor Markevitch: L'envol d'Icare


Jeux des Adolescents: Eveil de la Connaissance

Icare attrape deux colombes … il etudie leur vol

Icare se fait fixer des ailles aux epaules: il essaye a voler

L'Envol d'Icare

Ou l'on apprend la chute d'Icare

La mort d'Icare

Igor Markevitch: Concerto grosso

I. Allegro con brio

II. Andante

III. Allegro vivace e leggiero

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