FIKRET AMIROV (1922-1984)& ELMIRA NAZIROVA (b.1928): Concerto after Arabian Themes for Piano and Orchestra, VASIF ADIGEZALOV (1935-2006): Piano Concerto No. 4, FARHAD BADALBEYLI (b.1947): Shusha for Soprano and Orchestra, The Sea for Piano and Orchestra, TOFIG GULIYEV (1917-2000): Gaytagi - Dance for Piano and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 11N013
Description: Works for piano and orchestra by Azerbaijani composers, which means that what you hear here are authentic melodies and rhythms (even if, in the case of Amirov/Nazirova [the latter is a pianist who co-composed the concerto], those melodies and rhythms are Arab [but mixed with Azerbaijani ones]) rather than faux "Orientalisms". The impact is dazzling and the mountains of glittering percussion and blaring brass will certainly disturb the neighbors! Farhad Badalbeyli (piano), Murad Adegezalzade (piano - Adigezalov), Joan Rodgers (soprano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Dimitri Yablonsky.