Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Dimitri Yanov-Yanovski (1998 compilation of works '91-'97)
Elsewhere, there's two different works for soprano and string quartet, which really caught my attention just from being a combination I haven't heard much at all. One of these, the album opener Lacrymosa, gave Yanov-Yanovsky wider exposure in 1993 when it appeared on a Kronos Quartet album with Dawn Upshaw taking the vocal part. The ensemble work Lux Aeterna is another highlight here, with its ominous piano and gongs and a mournful violin solo; it reminded me a bit of Vyacheslav Artyomov.
alt. link (zippy)