VOLFGANGS DĀRZIŅŠ (1906-1962): Piano Concerto No. 2, JĀNIS IVANOVS (1906-1983): Symphony No. 20.
Catalogue Number: 07U008
Reference: LMIC/Skani 048
Description: Unlike his great compatriot Ivanovs, Dāriņš was open to influnces from modernists like Debussy and Scriabin while as a person he was rather less intense, at least in this concerto from 1938. As the review in MusicWeb International puts it, “Dārziņš' blithely romantic and carefree Second Piano Concerto moves between Delian warmth (listen to the woodland warmth of the opening) and the sort of irresistible melody found in Scriabin's still undervalued Piano Concerto. It's an attractive and sumptuous work with pages striking parallels with de Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain.” So here’s your second really enjoyable Latvian piano concerto in two months! Reinis Zariņš (piano), Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; Andris Poga.