Stravinsky Volume One
Ilya Gringolts’ new recording of music by Igor Stravinsky, recorded with the pianist Peter Laul, has been released on the BIS label. The album marks the first part of his recording of the composer’s works, with a CD of orchestral works planned for next year. Meanwhile, the violinist’s recording of works by Schoenberg with the Gringolts Quartet follows in the middle of July.
Many of Igor Stravinsky’s compositions for violin and piano date back to his collaboration with violinist Samuel Dushkin, with whom he gave numerous concerts at the beginning of the 1930s. At the centre of the programme they gave in recital together stood the Duo Concertant, as well as Stravinsky’s own arrangements of his large orchestral works. Ilya Gringolts draws on this repertoire for his new CD, as well as the composer’s arrangement of the Marseillaise for violin solo.
Stravinsky – Music for Violin, Vol. 1
BIS Records, BIS-2245 SACD