IGOR MARKEVITCH (1912-1983): Complete Orchestral Works, Vol. 7 - Piano Concerto, Cantate, Icare.
Catalogue Number: 01M063
Description: The 16-year-old composer's piano concerto is very much in the then-prevailing idiom of Hindemith and Prokofiev while the Cantate, from a year later, shows polyrhythms and proto-aleatoric elements which are so advanced, it's startling. Icare is a 1943 reworking of the 1932 L'envol d'Icare, with quarter-tone sections removed and much internal detail recomposed (and, actually, simplified) while not touching the overall structure and form at all. French-English texts. Martijn van den Hoek (piano), Nienke Oostenrijk (soprano), Nederlands Concertkoor (Amsterdam), Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra; Christopher Lyndon-Gee. RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Adrian Leaper. Original 2004 Marco Polo release.