Ukraine – Journey to Freedom – Music for Violin and Piano (Kosenko, Skoryk, Karabits, Lyatoshynsky, Shchetynsky, Silvestrov,..) – Solomiya Ivakhiv, Angelina Gadeliya (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:30:59 minutes | 1,47 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: prestoclassical.co.uk | Digital Booklet | © Labor Records
Recorded: July 2015 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
Until Ukraine’s independence in 1991, the result of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, many of the composers on this CD were presented in Europe, Asia and the Americas as Russians. This has now ended. The recent tragic events in Ukraine have further cemented Ukraine as a historical nation still defending its integrity and survival. Journey to Freedom is a reflection of this struggle and the first compendium of works for violin and piano on CD written exclusively by Ukrainian composers over the course of a century. The program features violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv and pianist Angelina Gadeliya in stunning performances full of passion and commitment.