Barkauskas: Jeux; Partita etc. / Graffin, Imai, Vilnius Festival Orchestra, Lithuanian NSO

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“I have always associated Vilnius with two things – the birthplace of the legendary Jascha Heifetz, and also a composer named Vytautas Barkauskas, whose best-known work for solo violin, Partita, I have loved since I was a teenager. When the opportunity came for me to give a concert in the Lithuanian capital, I went in search of both.” So said the enterprising violinist Philippe Graffin.

Philippe’s enquiring mind took him on a journey that led to this CD featuring works by Lithuania’s most notable living composer, including the world-premiere recording of the Duo Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra, with leading Japanese violist Nobuko Imai. Barkauskas’ music is bold and atmospheric, a compelling and powerful aural experience. He says, “Music is everything for me: miracle, mysticism, celebration, profession, pleasure, and ultimately – the reason for living!”

Vytautas BARKAUSKUS (b. 1931)
1. – 7. Jeux for violin and orchestra, Op. 117 (2003) dedicated to Philippe Graffin (20:51)
8. – 12. Partita for violin solo, Op. 12 (1967) (5:57)
13. – 14. 2 Monologues for viola solo, Op.71 (1983/2004) dedicated to Nobuko Imai (10:16)
15. – 19. Duo Concertante for violin, viola & orchestra, Op. 122 (2004) dedicated to Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara (28:29)

Product Description:

  • Release Date: June 01, 2005

  • Catalog Number: AV2073

  • UPC: 822252207323

  • Label: AVIE Records

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Period: 20th Century

  • Composer: Vytautas Barkauskas

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Vilnius Festival Orchestra

  • Performer: Philippe Graffin