Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 & Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2
Oriol Cruixent - Viktor Derewianko

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 & Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2

Kolja Blacher

Label: Phil.Harmonie
Format: CD
Barcode: 4250317416308
Catalog number: PHIL 06030
Releasedate: 07-05-21

- Featuring Kolja Blacher – violin, Jens Peter Maintz - violoncello, Oriol Cruixent - piano, Raymond Curfs - percussion, Claudio Estay - percussion, Mark Haeldermans - percussion

Without realizing it, Shostakovich had opened new musical horizons that he became aware of shortly before his death. He had given the pianist Victor Derevianko a golden opportunity, and that applied to all future ensembles that engaged in their specific ways with the 15th symphony. He saw that it worked out well. For decades, smaller ensembles would pick up and use this score, just as recently a group assembled by the catalan composer, pianist and conductor Oriol Cruixent. The group around Oriol Cruixent, pianist of this CD, with violinist Kolja Blacher, cellist Jens-Peter Maintz and percussionists Claudio Estay, Raymond Curfs and Mark Haeldermans has ample performing experience with Deverianko's transcription. They also used his approach when they arranged, based on original material from Shostakovich, an eight-part suite for their ensemble, a music that directly reflects the cinema, the circus and the music halls.