VALENTIN SILVESTROV (b.1937): 3 Waltzes, Op. 62, 2 Waltzes, Op. 74, 5 Elegies, Op. 35, 4 Pieces, Op. 63, 3 Pieces, Op. 80, 4 Pieces, Op. 97, Melodies of the Moments, Op. 145, 3 Pieces, Op. 9 (all First Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 12V048
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: In his own booklet note, Silvestrov outlines how these pieces arose ‘unintentionally and spontaneously’. Between 2003 and 2017 he composed around 30 hours of short pieces for solo piano, grouped them into cycles of 2-10 pieces and then organized them into ‘super-cycles’ of Bagatelles designed to be played continuously, ‘forming a long chain of musical moments.’ Here is one of those super-cycles. ‘I strongly recommend that you listen to this disc without interruption,’ writes Silvestrov. ‘Then the metaphorical nature of this music will become more obvious this is not neo-romanticism, there is no stylization, but, perhaps, something new, a hidden modernness.’ Tomasz Kamieniak (piano).