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BURSTEIN, K.: Symphony, "Elixir" / Songs of Love and Solitude (Novikaite, Kaunas City Symphony, Burstein)

Responding to the music of Keith Burstein’s Symphony ‘Elixir’, critic David Sonin described the composer as “a contemporary master of tonality”. Burstein was encouraged by conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy to develop the work beyond its many-layered and dynamically driven first movement, which was  conceived as a Concerto for Orchestra. He added a second Adagio movement with its long soaring melody and polyphonic counter-themes,and gathered the disparate elements of these movements into a final scintillating dance. The Songs of Love and Solitude were written to compliment the symphony, their twelve fleeting visions implying hidden dramas which range in experience from tempestuous darkness to serenity and acceptance.

Burstein, Keith

  Symphony, "Elixir"
1.   I. Energico Nuovo 00:14:44
2.   II. Adagio 00:11:44
3.   III. Alla Marcia, Alla Danza 00:10:52

Burstein, Keith
Burstein, Keith, lyricist(s)

  Songs of Love and Solitude
4.   No. 1. Longing (song without words) 00:02:06
5.   No. 2. Falling Through Memory 00:02:49
6.   No. 3. My Love Is Gone 00:01:46
7.   No. 4. My Baby Boy 00:01:53
8.   No. 5. When You Return 00:02:59
9.   No. 6. I Adore You 00:01:26
10.   No. 7. The Dreams 00:00:46
11.   No. 8. You Bear All Gentleness To The World 00:02:13
12.   No. 9. Forgive Me 00:04:26
13.   No. 10. Today I'm Strong 00:02:45
14.   No. 11. Heaven Riven 00:01:26
15.   No. 12. The Rainbow 00:04:42

Total Playing Time: 01:06:37

Burstein, Keith

Burstein, Keith

Burstein, Keith

Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra

Novikaite, Rita

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral; Vocal

Catalogue No: 9.70167

Barcode: 730099716710

Physical Release: 12/2013


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