In Schubert's Company

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In Schubert's Company

Label:

Onyx

Catalogue No:

ONYX4183

Discs:

2

Release date:

23rd June 2017

Barcode:

0880040418320

Length:

1 hour 55 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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In Schubert's Company


Akhunov:

In Schubert’s company for viola & orchestra

Riga Sinfonietta

Der Erlkönig for viola & orchestra

Riga Sinfonietta

Desyatnikov:

Wie der Alter Leiermann for violin & orchestra

(arr. viola M.Rysanov)

Riga Sinfonietta

Schubert:

Polonaise in B flat major, D580

(arr. viola M.Rysanov)

Riga Sinfonietta

Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821

Yakov Katsnelson (piano)

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485

Riga Sinfonietta

Sonatina (Sonatina) in G minor, D408 (Op. posth. 137 No. 3)

(arr. viola M.Rysanov)

Yakov Katsnelson (piano)

Der Leiermann (No. 24 from Winterreise, D911)

(arr. viola & orchestra D.Tabakova)

Riga Sinfonietta

Tabakova:

Fantasy Homage to Schubert for viola and string orchestra

Riga Sinfonietta


Maxim Rysanov (viola/director)

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‘I am not superstitious. Especially numerology which never occurred to me as something attractive, or something that had ever play a role in my life or had freakish power over something. Nevertheless, when I started collecting repertoire for this album, which is dedicated to Schubert's 220th anniversary, some works on the disc accidentally appeared to be connected. Schubert's 5th symphony was recorded in Riga just about 200 years after it was composed. Franz was 20 years old when he wrote it.

Leonid Desyatnikov's "Wie der alte Leiermann", for violin and orchestra, which I decided to arrange for the viola especially for this project, was composed 20 years ago for Schubert's 200th anniversary.

Spooky...

On a more serious note, Schubert touches me deeply. Not only with his music and his sensitive soul, but also his life story is fascinating to me. Composer, elementary school teacher, poet, philosopher, pianist, singer, violinist, violist!...

With this album, I present myself as a commissioner of new music, arranger, solo performer and conductor. I would like to believe I am 0.22% closer to understanding Schubert’ writes Maxim Rysanov.

Schubert’s sunny 5th Symphony, 3rd Violin Sonata and Polonaise for violin & orchestra, are joined by three contemporary composers who each draw on Schubert’s music for their compositions. A darker, tormented Schubert from his final years is the source for their works – Winterreise, Erlkönig and the late Fantasy for violin & piano providing the inspiration. The haunting beauty of Schubert’s music continues to exert a powerful influence on performers, composers and music lovers alike.

Franz Schubert: Polonaise in B-Flat Major, D. 580, for Violin & Orchestra (arr. viola Maxim Rysanov

Polonaise in B-Flat Major, D. 580, for Violin & Orchestra (arr. viola Maxim Rysanov

Sergey Akhunov: In Schubert’s Company’ for Viola & Orchestra

In Schubert’s Company’ for Viola & Orchestra

Leonid Desyatnikov: Wie der Alter Leiermann, for Violin & Orchestra (arr. Maxim Rysanov)

Wie der Alter Leiermann, for Violin & Orchestra (arr. Maxim Rysanov)

Franz Schubert: Sonata in A Minor for Arpeggione & Piano, D. 821

I. Allegro moderato

II. Adagio

III. Allegretto

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, D. 485

I. Allegro

II. Andante con moto

III. Menuetto

IV. Allegro molto

Dobrinka Tabakova: Fantasy Homage to Schubert for Viola and String Orchestra

Fantasy Homage to Schubert for Viola and String Orchestra

Sergei Akhunov: Der Erlkonig for Viola and Orchestra

Der Erlkonig for Viola and Orchestra

Franz Schubert: Violin Sonata No. 3 in G Minor, D. 408 (arr. Maxim Rysanov)

I. Allegro giusto

II. Andante

III. Menuetto - Allegro vivace - Trio

IV. Allegro moderato

Franz Schubert: Winterreise, D. 911 ‘Der Leiermann’ (arr. Dobrinka Tabakova)

Winterreise, D. 911 ‘Der Leiermann’ (arr. Dobrinka Tabakova)

'In Schubert's Company' Documentary

Northern Echo

6th July 2017

“Maxim Rysanov is joined by the Riga Sinfonietta in an album that is a testament to the way Schubert's music continues to exert an influence today on performers, composers and music lovers alike. Highly recommended”

The Strad

August 2017

“His treatment of Erlkönig is interesting and obsessive, playing with scraps of melody: the effect is impressive, the ending quite shattering”

Record Review

July 2017

“Intriguing juxtapositions, fine playing from Rysanov and the Riga Sinfonietta”

The Guardian

27th July 2017

***

“Rysanov is involved in this many-faceted double-CD homage to Schubert as viola soloist, conductor, commissioner and arranger, often nearly all at once... The title track is a wistfully rhapsodic piece by Sergey Akhunov in which a theme from Schubert’s Adagio and Rondo Concertante seems tantalisingly just out of reach.”

Gramophone Magazine

August 2017

“Rysanov is a prince among viola players, and this is one of his finest albums to date”

Classical Ear

21st August 217

“Maxim Rysanov’s reading of the Arpeggione Sonata stands out for the vibrancy and elegance of his performance”

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