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Consolation - Forgotten Treasures of the Ukrainian Soul

In Ukraine, as in many other parts of Europe, the late nineteenth century saw the emergence of a national spirit which resulted in a movement to ex¬plore and cultivate popular culture. But the country would have to wait until 1991 for indepen¬dence, and in the meantime this national spirit could only find musical expression in the more intimate forms. Some of the most authentic examples of Ukrainian art music can therefore be found in chamber music and in song. With this disc, the Swedish-Ukrainian pianist Natalya Pasichnyk, her sister Olga and their Swedish colleagues offer the listener a way into this shadowy world – the beautiful, melan¬choly and emotive world of Ukrainian chamber music. Except for Valentyn Sylvestrov, the composers featured will be mostly unknown to an international audience, yet they invite the listener to share a journey into a soundscape that is both exotic and strangely familiar. The title of the disc, Consolation, is derived from a rhapsodic piano piece by Viktor Kosenko which perfectly captures the inward-looking mood of much of Ukrainian music, but the first sound which meets the ear of the listener is a loosely strummed chord, like the sound of a lute: in his Dumka-shumka from 1877, Mykola Lysenko imitated the sound of the Ukrainian lute, the kobza. Lysenko is a central figure in Ukrainian art music, and is also represented here with the song Meni odnakovo, a setting of a poem by Taras Shevchenko, the poet who for many embodies the spirit of Ukrainian independence.

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Extra material for download
  Composer: Lysenko, Mykola
01 Dumka-shumka (Second Piano Rhapsody on Ukrainian Folk
08:49 $ 2.12 USD
  Composer: Kosenko, Viktor Stepanovych
02 Étude No.8 from 11 Études Romantiques for piano 03:42 $ 0.89 USD
  Composer: Kosenko, Viktor Stepanovych
03 Consolation for piano 02:25 $ 0.58 USD
  Composer: Lysenko, Mykola
04 Sum (Sorrow), elegy for cello and piano 07:23 $ 1.77 USD
  Composer: Lysenko, Mykola
05 Meni odnakovo (It Makes no Difference to me) for voice and
04:54 $ 1.18 USD
  Composer: Skoryk, Myroslav
06 Carpathian Rhapsody for clarinet and piano 06:02 $ 1.45 USD
  Composer: Mejtus, Yuliy
07 Allegro for violin and piano 02:54 $ 0.70 USD
  Composer: Revutsky, Levko
08 Prelude (Lento), for piano 02:56 $ 0.70 USD
  Composer: Revutsky, Levko
09 Prelude (Vivace), for piano 01:24 $ 0.34 USD
  Composer: Lyatoshynsky, Boris Mikolayovich
10 I. Andante sostenuto - Poco più mosso from Shevchenko Suite
for piano
05:48 $ 1.39 USD
  Composer: Lyatoshynsky, Boris Mikolayovich
11 Melody for violin and piano 03:26 $ 0.82 USD
  Composer: Kosenko, Viktor Stepanovych
12 Vony stojaly movchky (They Stood in Silence), for voice and
02:17 $ 0.55 USD
  Composer: Stetsenko, Kyrylo
13 Stojala ja i sluhala vesnu (I Stood and Listened to Spring),
for voice and piano
01:46 $ 0.42 USD
  Composer: Kosenko, Viktor Stepanovych
14 Sumnyj ja (I am Sad), for voice and piano 02:32 $ 0.61 USD
  Composer: Skoryk, Myroslav
15 Melody for soprano, violin and piano 03:47 $ 0.91 USD
  Composer: Kolessa, Mykola
  Three Kolomyjky (Carpathian Dances), for piano 05:51
16 I. Allegro commodo 02:01 $ 0.48 USD
17 II. Andante cantabile 01:16 $ 0.30 USD
18 III. Allegro grazioso, poco rubato 02:34 $ 0.62 USD
  Composer: Barvinsky, Vasyl
19 Prelude for piano 03:20 $ 0.80 USD
  Composer: Silvestrov, Valentin
20 Bagatelle for piano 02:17 $ 0.55 USD
  Composer: Filippenko, Arkady
21 Toccata for piano 02:50 $ 0.68 USD
  Album total 76:18
ComposerBarvinsky, Vasyl
Filippenko, Arkady
Kolessa, Mykola
Kosenko, Viktor Stepanovych
Lyatoshynsky, Boris Mikolayovich
Lysenko, Mykola
Mejtus, Yuliy
Revutsky, Levko
Silvestrov, Valentin
Skoryk, Myroslav
Stetsenko, Kyrylo
PianoPasichnyk, Natalya
CelloKoranyi, Jakob
BaritoneQave, Luthando
ClarinetJonason, Emil
ViolinSvarfvar, Christian
SopranoPasichnyk, Olga

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