Lithuanian Soundscape


Balys Dvarionas: composer, pianist, conductor (1904-1972)
CD1: By the Lake (Pezzo elegiaco) (1) / Concerto for violin and orchestra in B minor (2-4) / Little Suite for piano (5-11) / Elegy (12) / Legend (13) / Dalia's Lullaby (14) / Dalia's Waltz (15) / Four Songs for voice and piano (16-19) / Impromptu for violin and piano (20) / Refreshed Fresco for violin and piano (21)
Balys Dvarionas (piano: 1, 5-21), Eugenijus Paulauskas (violin: 1), Aleksandras Livontas (violin: 2-4), State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR (cond. by Balys Dvarionas: 2-4), Genovaite Jasiūnaitė (mezzo-soprano: 16-19), Jurgis Dvarionas (violin: 20, 21)
CD2: Symphony in E minor (1-4) / Two Harmonizations of Lithuanian folk songs (5, 6) / Concerto for piano and orchestra in G minor (7-9)
State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR (cond. by Balys Dvarionas: 1-4), Beatričė Grincevičiūtė (soprano: 5, 6), Lithuanian Radio Symphony Orchestra (cond. by Balys Dvarionas: 5, 6), Aldona Dvarionaitė (piano: 7-9), State Academic Drama Theatre Symphony Orchestra of the USSR (cond. by Balys Dvarionas: 7-9)
Lithuanian National Radio and Television LRCD0037-2, 2004



Armonų trio
Jurgis Juozapaitis Moonlight / Antanas Jasenka Melody / Antanas Kučinskas Loop in D minor / Vytautas Barkauskas Modus vivendi
Armonų Trio:
Ingrida Armonaitė (violin), Rimantas Armonas (cello), Irena Uss (piano)
Lithuanian National Radio and Television LRCD0016, 2004



Baltica
Vytautas Germanavičius Voices from Nowhere / Bronius Kutavičius Far Away, Till Midnight
Amstel Saxophone Quartet
Amstel Records AR 003, 2005



LITHUANIAN MUSIC SAMPLERS @ MIDEM
Special releases introduced Lithuanian music and performers


Jazz Sampler "Free Spirits: Jazz from Lithuania" comprises 14 tracks drawn from the most recent jazz releases and introduces performances of the Vilnius Jazz Quartet and Neda, Dainius Pulauskas Group, Contra Jazz, Vytautas Labutis and Eugenijus Kanevičius, Valerijus Ramoška and the LRT Big Band, Linas Rimša, Liudas Mockūnas and Toxikum, GTCh Trio, Leonid Shinkarenko Jazz 6, Saulės kliošas, Artūras Anusauskas Quartet, Juozas Milašius (from the catalogues of Pūkas, Juosta Records, Lithuanian Radio, Kukū Records, Intervid).



The CD "The Singing Land: Contemporary Folk Music from Lithuania" featuring performances of Veronika Povilionienė and Petras Vyšniauskas, Skirmantas Sasnauskas and Algirdas Klova, Sutaras, Kūlgrinda, Donis, Atalyja, Trys keturiose, and others (from the catalogues of Dangus, Juosta Records, and Kukū Records), also offers samples of Lithuanian folk music, in its traditional and contemporary forms.



Pop/Rock/Dance Sampler offers tracks by Skamp, Laura & The Lovers, Colder, Inculto, Biplan, Merlin, Land, Taja, Amberlife, Made in April, Bitės, Tema, Overtone, RyRalio DJ's, Andrius Mamontovas, Cisco Kid, and Sadūnai - the musicians, promoted by their recording companies at the MIDEM.



The National Philharmonic Society of Lithuania presents a 12-track sampler of its distinguished groups (including: Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Kaunas State Choir, Vilnius String Quartet, Čiurlionis String Quartet, and Musica humana) and soloists (singers Judita Leitaitė and Regina Maciūtė, violinist Vilhelmas Čepinskis, pianists Petras Geniušas, Muza Rubackytė, Rūta and Zbignevas Ibelhauptas) performing classical music repertoire. The CD is rounded off with two pieces by contemporary Lithuanian composers – Algirdas Martinaitis and Osvaldas Balakauskas. The sampler contains a sizeable booklet with brief descriptions and contacts of all the artists and festivals coordinated and co-organized by the NPSL.

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