Reines D'Un Jour (Queens for a day) - one of 6 films from the collection DANCE FOR CAMERA, selected at festivals in Europe and North America: Reines D'Un Jour (Switzerland), Measure (USA), Rest in Peace (UK & Netherlands), A Village Trilogy (Canada), Cornered (Canada), Contrecoup (Switzerland)
The stated "Improvisation" on the picturesque slopes (Switzerland apparently). There is no sense of the familiar notion of dance is a kind of game, an imitation of the environment …
Buster, a child's sincere, bright and easy. It was the most positive emotions
Shostakovich's two Piano Concertos lack the seriousness of this four concertos for violin or cello. The first is actually a "double" concerto, having an important part for solo trumpet. It's an early but expertly written work sharing the same musical climate as the First Symphony. The Second Concerto was created for the composer's son Maxim, now a well-known conductor. It's a light- hearted, tongue-in-cheek piece with a Romantic slow movement.
Pedro Iturralde is one of the most admired Spanish composer-performers of the last half-century. An important innovator in the fusion of jazz and flamenco styles, he has also enriched his music with folk and classical idioms. One of his best-loved pieces is the Hungarian Dance, for two saxophones, whilst Suite Helénica blends jazz idioms with southern Greek folklore. Zorongo Gitano is a classic example of his fusion style, full of alluring harmonies and rhythms. The composer’s definitive versions of these works were made especially for this recording.