IGOR MARKEVITCH (1912-1983): Complete Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 - Lorenzo il Magnifico, Psaume.
Catalogue Number: 06L096
Description: The Psaume, composed in 1933, caused a riot at its Italian premiere. It is a raw, primeval composition, oozing with native, idealistic inspiration which sets various fragments of text in what Slonimsky called a "strident neo-diatonic idiom". Lorenzo is his final orchestral work, dating from 1941 and described by Markevitch as a "Cantata-Symphony". It sets poetry by the great Florentine Lorenzo de' Medici in fluid, transparent music redolent of that city which gave the world the Renaissance. Texts included. Lucy Shelton (soprano), Capella Carolina, Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra; Christopher Lyndon-Gee. Original 1998 Marco Polo release.