Anatolijus Šenderovas.  Music for StringsAnatolijus Šenderovas.
Music for Strings

Art Vio | FortVio
Ingrida Rupaitė-Petrikienė | Kristijonas Venslovas
Tomas Petrikis | Povilas Jacunskas 
Indrė Baikštytė 

Catalog number: 21102

The CD Music for Strings of Anatolijus Šenderovas, one of the most prominent Lithuanian composers, the laureate of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Art, embraces fifteen years (2000-2015) of his chamber oeuvre and reveals the most typical features of his music, i.e. profound emotionalism, temperate modernism and intense dramaturgy.
The recording offers the possibility to hear one of the most significant pieces of Lithuanian music of the recent years – the String Quartet No.3 by Šenderovas – and reflects the creative friendship of the composer with the noted ensembles established firmly in the Lithuanian music elite – the piano trio FortVio and string quartet Art Vio.
The CD also includes the versions of the two pieces dedicated to world-famous Lithuanian German cellist David Geringas to mark the extraordinary friendship and long-standing cooperation of these two artists.

 
Savka i Griska

East Drive & Tamara Lukasheva
Savka i Griška 
A Journey to an Eastern European Childhood

Catalog number: 21101

Childhood is place of myths. A place full of miracles, fairy tales and adventures. The heritage of Eastern European childrens´ songs provides a sheer inexhaustible source of graceful, imaginative, mystical and humorous stories, of which East Drive collected the most beautiful ones to present in a new way on Savka i Griška, featuring the outstanding Ucrainian singer Tamara Lukasheva.

 
Sergej Rachmaninow Sinfonie Nr. 1 in d-moll

Sergej Rachmaninow
Sinfonie Nr. 1 in d-moll

Dortmunder Philharmoniker
Gabriel Feltz

Catalog number: 21100

Right up to the present day Sergei Rachmaninoff’s works are all too easily characterised as being “romantic salon music”. Especially just after the Second World War Rachmaninoff’s long melodic phrases and the voluptuous sound of his compositions were often regarded as being somewhat dubious. Even today many critics hold his music to be sentimental and ornate. These judgements and characterisations are, however, often made taking only a very small part of Rachmaninoff’s complete oeuvre into account. A large part of this is, even today, scarcely known in Germany. The First Symphony, which he composed at the age of 22, is one of these works. It gives us a completely new perspective on this supposedly well-known composer.