MYROSLAV SKORYK (b.1938): Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, Carpathian Rhapsody, Poem, Allegretto and Dance from Hutsulian Triptych, Melody from the Film The High Pass, Spanish Dance, Caprice for Solo Violin.
Catalogue Number: 08O074
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0137
Description: The leading Ukrainian composer of today, Skoryk cites his major influences as Prokofiev, Kabalevsky, Stravinsky and Milhaud. Also to be added is the folk music of the Hutsulian highlanders of the Carpathians in western Ukraine, elements of which will be found in most of the pieces recorded here which contain elements of power and drama, driving energy and song-like lyricism. Solomia Soroka (violin), Arthur Greene (piano).