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SMIRNOV, G.: Dowson Songs / Chaconne (Bakari, Daurov, Valianatos)


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SMIRNOV, G.: Dowson Songs / Chaconne (Bakari, Daurov, Valianatos)

The distinguished Russian-born composer Grigory Smirnov is, in the words of fellow composer John Corigliano, “an exceptionally talented composer with a unique voice”. His works are powerful and timeless, and not beholden to any particular stylistic affiliations. Dowson Songs comprises ten poems by the English Victorian poet Ernest Dowson which Smirnov has organised into a musical narrative exploring, with great richness, the transformative evolution of the poet’s love. In Chaconne, for cello and piano, Smirnov cleverly manages to dissolve the borders between melody and harmony whilst following Baroque ideas.

Smirnov, Grigory

1.   Chaconne 00:10:42

Smirnov, Grigory
Dowson, Ernest, lyricist(s)

  Dowson Songs
2.   No. 1. Tears fall within mine heart 00:03:40
3.   No. 2. A Coronal 00:03:55
4.   No. 3. Transition 00:03:59
5.   No. 4. Exile 00:05:24
6.   No. 5. Interlude 00:01:05
7.   No. 6. When this, our rose, is faded 00:05:34
8.   No. 7. Seraphita 00:04:03
9.   No. 8. I would not alter thy cold eyes 00:03:28
10.   No. 9. The gift of Silence 00:06:38
11.   No. 10. The days of wine and roses 00:01:15
12.   No. 11. A land of Silence 00:08:15
13.   No. 12. Postlude 00:02:57

Total Playing Time: 01:00:55

Smirnov, Grigory

Dowson, Ernest

Bakari, Martin; Daurov, Adrian; Valianatos, Konstantine

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Vocal

Catalogue No: 8.579006

Barcode: 747313900671

Physical Release: 11/2016

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