Valentin Silvestrov: Bagatellen und Serenaden - Alexei Lubimov (piano); Valentin Silvestrov (piano); Münchener Kammerorchester; Christoph Poppen (conductor)
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  1. Bagatellen for keyboard
  2. Bagatellen for keyboard: Variation 2 (alternate)
  3. Elegie, for string orchestra
  4. Stille Musik, für streichorchester
  5. Abschiedsserenade, for string orchestra
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  1. Bagatellen for keyboard
  2. Bagatellen for keyboard: Variation 2 (alternate)
  3. Elegie, for string orchestra
  4. Stille Musik, für streichorchester
  5. Abschiedsserenade, for string orchestra
  6. Der Bote, for piano
  7. Two Dialogues with an Epilogue, for piano
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Silvestrov wrote the pieces recorded here, scored for piano solo, string orchestra, and piano and strings, between 1996 and 2005, and they are all representative of his late, meditative, song-like style. After an early career as an experimentalist, Silvestrov embraced the radical simplicity -- a style of tonal, melodic, and rhythmic transparency -- that has won him many admirers in the general public, but little recognition by the academic community. It would be easy to hear his music as derivative, given the limited tonal ...

Valentin Silvestrov: Bagatellen und Serenaden 2007, ECM

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