I am slowly discovering Vasks and I love what I am hearing. For the past few years I was listening on rotation mostly Gubaidulina, Penderecki. and Lutoslawski. Dutilleux Tout un Monde Lointain stirred my world last year when I heard it for the first time. Now I already have few recordings of this cello concerto. Stunning piece! No wonder it is sometimes mentioned as 'The' Cello Concerto of the XX Century.There was a brief mention of Vasks a few weeks ago - https://www.hifiwigwam.com/forum/th...c-are-you-listening-to-now.80205/post-2224145
So looks like there is now another recording of the 2nd Cello concerto to rival Sol Gabetta's..... what does Marko Ylonen do about the wordless soprano part that Sol Gabetta sang herself?
I have his recording of the 1st Cello Concerto, very good it is too.
Meantime.... I was listening to Valentin Silvestrov's 6th Symphony. Nice sounds - lots of big floating shimmering chords abound - but I'm not quite sure what the musical line was. Much like his 5th symphony which I have a recording of somewhere that I haven't heard in dozens of years. Not too sure I'd be able to tell one symphony by Silvestrov from another tbh.
I fancied hearing something by a living Ukrainian composer, and also because I saw Andrey Boreyko conducting Shostakovich 5th and 2nd Piano Concerto just last Friday.
Yup, I like this.
I love this album Jerry. The diff tones late at night are wonderful. Didn't think I should mention it on a classical thread though There is an expanded edition with another 8 tracks on if you can find it.