Music of Ukraine

April 8, 2024, 7:00 pm

Bill has been thinking a lot about Ukraine lately, so he created this new week exploring its music and storied history. We will hear works that evoke Ukraine’s folktales, and its landscape by Mykola Kolessa. Then Bill’s friend, pianist Lydia Artymiw, helped him collect more Ukrainian music, and he listened to her stories of her father’s homeland. She’ll share her recording of piano works by Vasyl Barvinsky, plus other solo piano pieces. Bill will end the week with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 “Babi Yar” and Anthony Hopkins reading the Ukrainian poem by Yevtushenko that inspired its first movement. Join us this week for beautiful Ukrainian music!

Playlist


Episode 1 MONDAY

Kolessa, Mykola: 3 Carpathian Dances:
I. Allegro commodo
Natalya Pasichnyk, piano
Consolation: Forgotten Treasures of the Ukrainian Soul
BIS-2222 SACD
5:53

Kolessa, Mykola: 3 Carpathian Dances:
I. Allegro commodo
Natalya Pasichnyk, piano
Consolation: Forgotten Treasures of the Ukrainian Soul
BIS-2222 SACD
0:21

Lysenko, Mykola: 2nd Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes, Op. 18 “Dumka-Shumka”
Solomia Soroka, piano; Arthur Greene, violin
Complete Music for Violin & Piano
Toccata Classics TOCC 0177
8:21

Lysenko, Mykola: Taras Bulba: When I Am Weakened by the Years
Mark Reizen, Alexander Orlov and All Union Radio Orchestra
Great Musicians of Ukraine
Parnassus 96087
3:04

Lysenko, Mykola: The Sun Is Sedng
Solomia Soroka, piano; Arthur Greene, violin
Complete Music for Violin & Piano
Toccata Classics TOCC 0177
1:40

Lysenko, Mykola: Dumka-Shumka, Second Piano Rhapsody on Ukrainian Folk Themes, Op. 18
Lada Valesova, piano
Dumka – Lada Valesova
Avie 2288
8:51

Lysenko , Mykola: Elegy in Memory of Shevchenko
Solomia Soroka, piano; Arthur Greene, violin
Complete Music for Violin & Piano
Toccata Classics TOCC 0177
2:32

Kosenko Stepanovych, Viktor: 11 Études, Op. 8: No. 8
Natalya Pasichnyk, piano
Consolation: Forgotten Treasures of the Ukrainian Soul
BIS-2222 SACD
3:48

Stepanovych, Viktor: Kosenko 24 Children’s Pieces, Op. 25:
No. 8, “They Do Not Want to Buy Me a Teddy Bear” moderato
Natalya Shkoda, piano
Kosenko: Piano Music, Vol. 3
Centaur CRC3445
1:28

Stepanovych, Viktor: Kosenko 24 Children’s Pieces, Op. 25: Op. 25:
No. 9, “They Bought Me a Teddy Bear” prestissimo
Natalya Shkoda, piano
Kosenko: Piano Music, Vol. 3
Centaur CRC3445
0:31

Skoryk, Myroslav: Melody
Olga Pasichnyk, Natalya Pasichnyk and Christian Svarfvar
Consolation: Forgotten Treasures of the Ukrainian Soul
BIS-2222 SACD
3:56

Skoryk, Myroslav: Carpathian Rhapsody
Natalya Pasichnyk and Emil Jonason
Consolation: Forgotten Treasures of the Ukrainian Soul
BIS-2222 SACD
6:04


Episode 2 TUESDAY

Traditional: Kyrie Eleison in G Minor, Kcc 089
Kyiv Chamber Choir
The Golden Heritage of Ukraine and Russian Sacred Music
2:39

Diletsky, Nikolai: Praise The Name of the Lord
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Paul Hillier
The Powers of Heaven
HMU Harmonia Mundi 907318
2:06

Diletsky, Mikola: Cherubic Hymn in A Minor, Op. 33
Kyiv Chamber Choir
The Golden Heritage of Ukraine and Russian Sacred Music
4:08

Bortnyansky, Dmitri: Septet For Two Violins, Viola, Cello, Harp, Bassoon And Piano:
III. Allegro
Moscow Ancient Music Ensemble and Victor Felitsiant
Chamber Music of the Russian Imperial Court 18th Century
Olympia MK417119
4:55

Bortnyansky, Dmitri: Catherine the Great Choir Concerto No. 34 in F-Sharp Major
“Let God Arise” (Psalm 68)  I.Allegro – Adagio
Kyiv Chamber Choir
The Golden Heritage of Ukraine and Russian Sacred Music
2:56

Vedel, Artemy: By the Rivers of Babylon
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier
The Powers of Heaven
HMU Harmonia Mundi 907318
10:19

Lysenko, Mykola: Elegy
Lydia Artymiw, piano
Lydia Artymiw – South Bend Recital – Ukrainian piano works, 10-28-2022

3:37

Revutsky, Levko: Song
Lydia Artymiw, piano
Lydia Artymiw – South Bend Recital – Ukrainian piano works, 10-28-2022
2:37

Barvinsky, Vasyl: Lullaby; Leiermannslied 1; Ukrainian Dance
Lydia Artymiw, piano
Lydia Artymiw – South Bend Recital – Ukrainian piano works, 10-28-2022
5:31

W. Havrilenko, Mykola Lysenko & Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko: Dnipro River
Michael Minsky, North German Symphony Orchestra and K.H. Becker Hetmans of Ukraine
Hetmans of Ukraine
Apon 2653
3:59

Silvestrov, Valentin: Prayer for Ukraine
The Metropolitan Opera Chorus/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
A Concert for Ukraine
Decca 4853278
4:28

Lysenko, Mykola: Elegy (excerpt)
Lydia Artymiw, piano
Lydia Artymiw – South Bend Recital – Ukrainian piano works, 10-28-2022
3:37


Episode 3 WEDNESDAY

Gliere, Reinhold: Horn Concerto In B Flat, Op. 91 – 3. Moderato
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Kurt Masur; Hermann Baumann, horn
Works for Horn
Philips 416 380
5:53

Gliere, Reinhold: Symphony No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 42 “Ilya Muromets”
IV. Les prouesses et la pétrification d’Ilia Murometz
The Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy
Gliere, R.: Symphony No. 3 (Ormandy) (1956)
Naxos 9.80238
17:00

Wieniawski, Henryk: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22:
II. Romance. Andante
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult, Mischa Elman, violin
Bruch & Wieniawski: Violin Concertos
Naxos 9.80396
12:45

Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
II. Andante
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ Claudio Abbado; Nathan Milstein, violin
Violin Concertos
DG 2530 359
7:49

Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
III. Allegretto Non Troppo, Allegro Molto Vivace
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado; Nathan Milstein, violin
Violin Concertos
DG 2530 359
14:10


Episode 4 THURSDAY

Sibelius, Jean: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
I. Allegro moderato
The Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy; David Oistrakh, violin
Violin Concerto in D Major For Violin And Orchestra, Op. 35
MFP Classics CFP 4010
3:22

Prokofiev, Sergei: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19
I. Andantino
London Symphony Orchestra/Lovro von Matačić; David Oistrakh, violin
Violin Concerto No 1 in G Minor / Violin Concerto No 1 in D Major
Columbia 33CX 1268
9:44

Shostakovich, Dmitri: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77
II. Scherzo
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra/Evgeny Mravinsky; David Oistrakh, violin
Mozart & Shostakovich – Violin Concertos
Orfeo C736081
11:06

Prokofiev, Sergei: Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 14
II. Scherzo
III. Andante
IV. Vivace
Emil Gilels, piano
Emil Gilels: Early Recordings Volume 2
Naxos 8112051
1:50

Prokofiev, Sergei: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat, Op. 10
II. Andante Assai
Sviatoslav Richter; Kirill Kondrashin: Moscow Youth Orchestra
Rimsky-Korsakov · Glazunov · Prokofiev: Piano Concertos
Melody 29468
3:26

Scriabin, Alexander: Etude in E, Op. 8/5
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Sviatoslav Richter Plays Scriabin
Andromeda ANDRCD 5134
2:18

Scarlatti, Domenico: Andante Commodo from Sonata in E Major, K 380
Vladimir Horowitz, piano
Horowitz in Moscow
DG 419 499 2
3:11

Moszkowski, Moritz:: Etude in A-Flat, Op. 72/11
Vladimir Horowitz, piano
An Historic Return Horowitz At Carnegie Hall
(A Recording Of His First Concert In Twelve Years)
CBS 36AC 732
1:30

Bizet, Georges: Variations on a Theme from “Carmen”
Vladimir Horowitz, piano
The Original Jacket Collection
Sony BMG Music 31623
3:34


Episode 5 FRIDAY

Meytus, Yuly Sergueievitch: Allegro
Natalya Pasichnyk, piano; ChrisKan Svarfvar, violin
Consolation: Forgotten Treasures of the Ukrainian Soul
BIS-2222 SACD
2:57

Yevtushenko, Yevgeny: Babi Yar
Antony Hopkins, narrator
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Georg Solti
Symphony No. 13 ‘Babi Yar’
Deca 444 791
3:48

Shostakovich, Dmitri: Symphony No.13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113, “Babi Yar” – I. “Babi Yar”
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Georg Solti, Sergei Alexashkin, bass
Symphony No. 13 ‘Babi Yar’
Deca 444 791
15:59

Baley, Virko: Orpheus Singing for B-Flat Clarinet and Piano
I. Recitative
Timothy Bonenfant, clarinet; Michael Schneider, piano
Multiple Persona the family of clarinets
TNC 1565
2:58

Baley, Virko: Treny I: Tren 1. Largo
Natalia Khoma and Suren Bagratuni; violoncellos
Treny
TNC 1508
1:39

Silvestrov, Valentin: Piano Sonata No. 1
II. Andantino
Maria Dolnycky, piano
Poetic Moods – A Century Of Ukrainian Piano Music
Not on Label MD2001
11:02

Silvestrov, Valentin: Diptych: Our Father
Ukrainian National Capella “Dumka”/Evgen Savchuk; Viktor Dribny
Cantatas
Megadisc Classics MDC 7842
4:57

Silvestrov, Valentin: Elegie
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Kirill Karabits
Concertos For Orchestra · Elegy · Farewell Serenade
Naxos 8.572633
6:17

Szenes, Hannah (arr. David Zahavi): Eli, Eli (On the Road to Caesarea)
The Chorus of the Ukrainian Army
0:40


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