MYROSLAV SKORYK (1938-2020): Violin Concertos Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8 “Allusion to Chopin” and 9 (World Premiere Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 06V055
Description: This cycle of nine violin concertos written over a 45-year span concludes. As with the first group (03V058), all are roughly 15 minutes in length each. No. 5 utilizes jazz elements and a vivid fugato, while No. 6 explores the use of sensual moods and provocative dance rhythms. Syncopation and lyricism infuse No. 7, while No. 9 is both touching and dramatic. Concerto No. 8 offers a representation of events in Chopin’s life through quotations, in combination with Skoryk’s own distinctive musical voice. Andrei Bielow (violin). National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine; Volodymyr Sirenko.