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Dobrinka Tabakova: String Paths

Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Maxim Rysanov

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Dobrinka Tabakova; Maxim Rysanov; Roman Mints; Kristina Blaumane
Concerto for Cello and Strings  
I. Turbulent, Tense
Dobrinka Tabakova; Kristina Blaumane; Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra; Maxim Rysanov
II. Longing
Dobrinka Tabakova; Kristina Blaumane; Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra; Maxim Rysanov
III. Radiant
Dobrinka Tabakova; Kristina Blaumane; Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra; Maxim Rysanov
Frozen River Flows
Dobrinka Tabakova; Roman Mints; Raimondas Sviackevičius; Donatas Bagurskas
Suite In Old Style  
I. Prelude. Fanfare From The Balconies - Through Mirrored Corridors
Dobrinka Tabakova; Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra; Vaiva Eidukaitytė-Storastienė; Maxim Rysanov
II. The Rose Garden by moonlight
Dobrinka Tabakova; Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra; Vaiva Eidukaitytė-Storastienė; Maxim Rysanov
III. Riddle Of The Barrel-Organ Player - Postlude. Hunting And Finale
Dobrinka Tabakova; Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra; Vaiva Eidukaitytė-Storastienė; Maxim Rysanov
Such Different Paths
Dobrinka Tabakova; Janine Jansen; Julia-Maria Kretz; Amihai Grosz; Torleif Thedéen; Boris Andrianov; Stacey Watton
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    72:18
"... Tabakova is obviously a natural; the music is quite free in its openness to varied sources of influence and inspiration ... the pleasures of this disc make me want to hear the sequel." - Fanfare "... new kid on the Eastern bloc pulls some serious strings ... at once forward-looking and steeped in old school romanticism, the music is sensually attuned to timbre and sweeping melody, with just enough Eastern European bite and folk-derived earthiness lurking beneath the polished surface ... this is a young composer treading a path for which it’s worth keeping an ear to the ground." - Limelight ECM's New Series presents the first full album devoted to the music of Dobrinka Tabakova, a composer born in Bulgaria in 1980 but raised from a young age in London. Tabakova’s richly melodic, texturally sensuous, often emotionally radiant music combines the new and the familiar, or rather the familiar within the new and vice versa; there are the spirits of East and West coursing through the pieces, usually hand in hand; just as the composer’s technical virtuosity is apparent, she possesses a desire and a gift for direct communication that can be heard in virtually every measure. The performers include star violinist Janine Jansen and several of Tabakova’s former conservatory colleagues.
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Recorded March / April 2011 at National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius by Laura Jurgelionyte ̇ and Valdemaras Kir†ys, Studija Aurea in Vilnius Such different paths recorded June 2011 at Jesus-Christus-Kirche Dahlem, Berlin by Markus Heiland Mixed and mastered at Rainbow Studio in Oslo by Jan Erik Kongshaug, Manfred Eicher and Dobrinka Tabakova Photo: Caterina di Perri Liner photos: Sussie Ahlburg (1, 19), Martynas Ambrazas (orchestra), Pavel Smertin (string trio), private collection Design: Sascha Kleis Produced by Manfred Eicher

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