Valentin Silvestrov - Bagatellen und Serenaden (2007)
Münchener Kammerorchester, conducted by Christoph Poppen; Alexei Lubimov, piano
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Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1988, 476 6178 | Time: 01:14:54
Silvestrov wrote the pieces recorded here, scored for piano solo, string orchestra, and piano and strings, between 1996 and 2005, and they are all representative of his late, meditative, song-like style. After an early career as an experimentalist, Silvestrov embraced the radical simplicity – a style of tonal, melodic, and rhythmic transparency – that has won him many admirers in the general public, but little recognition by the academic community. It would be easy to hear his music as derivative, given the limited tonal palette to which he restricts himself; his apparently naïve and artless approach, however, has an integrity and a genuinely lyrical impulse that make it hard to dismiss.