Review by fibonacci January 27, 2007 (10 of 10 found this review helpful)
|This disc contains quite a variety!
Right from the start it is a veritable treat. The Concerto in G minor for oboe and orchestra is lively and features a brilliant performance from oboe player Alfredo Bernardini.
The Concerto in D major for harpsichord and orchestra is somewhat surprisingly a world premiere recording. The harpsichord chord progressions in the opening Andantino are gorgeous. Olga Martynova is on top form. The balance between harpsichord and orchestra is spot on in this recording.
Stabat mater opens with some lovely interplay between oboe (Alfredo Bernadini) and alto recorder (Alexander Kolomiets). The vocal (please excuse my lack of familiarity with classical music buzzwords) is handled to great effect by Dmitry Stepanovich, bass.
Sergio Filchenko plays the violin solo in the Concerto in A major for violin and orchestra. It is to my ears a little reminiscent of Vivaldi, and very much to my liking.
The Concerto in G major for violoncello and orchestra features Pavel Serbin on solo cello. The opening movement bobs along in sprightly fashion.
The disc closes with the Trio Sonata in B flat major for violin (Sergei Filchenko), violoncello (Pavel Serbin) and basso continuo (Olga Martynova). Only three instruments, but the sound fills the room wonderfully.
All in all the disc pleased me immensely - I'd never heard of the composer. I played it on two systems - quadraphonic and 5.1, and it sounds equally superb on both.
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