, November 2011
The Chamber Symphony No. 3…writing is tremendously powerful and virtuosic. The style has that sinuous oriental caramel quality. It is driven home by stark and hoarse writing redolent of Shostakovich’s string symphonies and Bartok at his most turbocharged and insolent.
Bardanashvili[’s]…Piano Concerto…is played here in leonine style by the composer’s friend, the Georgian pianist Alexander Korsantia.
Zinzadse’s Miniatures come along as the equivalent of one of Beecham’s bonne bouches designed to send the audiences home soothed. These are relaxation after so much high tension torment in Nassidse and Bardanashvili. The writing is suave, light on the palate, witty, oriental in accent, sensitive, delicately pointed and enchanting.
The instant and captivating winner here is the Zinzadse…The other two pieces also impress for their impetuosity and heroic fury. Read complete review