SIBELIUS / VLADIGEROV Fire and Ice. Svetlin Roussev, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Emil Tabalov. Fondamenta 2cds (1 Fidelity CD plus 1 Mobility CD)
Fire and Ice
JEAN SIBELIUS (1865 - 1957)
VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR OP. 47 32’22
- I. Allegro moderato 16’04
- II. Adagio di molto 8’59
- III. Allegro ma non tanto 7’19
PANCHO VLADIGEROV (1899 - 1978)
VIOLIN CONCERTO IN F MINOR NO. 1 OP. 11 32’02
- I. Moderato agitato 13’23
- II. Andante cantabile 7’47
- III. Allegro ma non troppo 11’32
Svetlin Roussev, violin
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra / Emil Tabalov
To combine this fi rst release of Vladigerov’s violin concerto No.1 with Sibelius’ Violin Concerto is a juxtaposition of great interest: both Sibelius and Vladigerov studied in Berlin and both attached great importance to the folklore of their native countries. These distinctive works were written at an interval of only a few years, yet they seem to be crafted in opposing elements: one gives the impression of sculpting in ice, the other of subduing a raging fire.
Laureate of the Melbourne, Indianapolis and Long-Thibaud violin international competitions, Svetlin Roussev was widely acclaimed at the Sendai International competition which garnered him the 1st Prize but 2 special prizes as well.
With remarkable virtuosity and intensity, Roussev performs a broad repertoire ranging from the baroque to the contemporary. He is renowned for his renditions of Slavic compositions and keenly promotes Bulgarian music. Acclaimed Bulgarian Musician of the Year in 2006, his home country honoured him yet again in 2007 with the Cristal Lyra distinction awarded by the Ministry of Culture.
Roussev is a regular guest soloist with various orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra (Bucharest), Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Bulgarian National Radio and Symphony Orchestras, Presidential Symphony Orchestra (Ankara), and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. In the USA, Latin America, Asia and Europe Roussev has performed under the baton of conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Leon Fleisher, Yehudi Menuhin, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Lionel Bringuier, and Emil Tabakov.
Roussev has played in many of the world’s major concert halls, including the Bolshoi Theatre, Suntory Hall, Sumida Triphony Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Salle Pleyel, UNESCO, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Théâtre du Châtelet, Cité de la Musique, Théâtre de la Ville, Arsenal de Metz, Halle aux Grains de Toulouse, Bulgaria Concert Hall, Budapest’s Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper and the Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles.
Svetlin Roussev is playing the Stradivarius 1710 Composelice violin, kindly loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation.
Fondamenta 2cds (1 Fidelity CD plus 1 Mobility CD) FON1402016
|Release Period||June 2015|