Classical The best music site on the web there is where you can read about and listen to blues, jazz, classical music and much more. This is your ultimate music resource. Tons of albums can be found within. http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/classical/6503.html Fri, 19 Aug 2022 01:01:51 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Egor Grushin - Dominicano (2014) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/classical/6503-grushin-egor/24804-egor-grushin-dominicano-2014.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/classical/6503-grushin-egor/24804-egor-grushin-dominicano-2014.html Egor Grushin - Dominicano (2014)

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1 	Beginning 	2:59
2 	Dominicano 	4:01
3 	Vento Domani 	5:17
4 	Kaisermarsch 	3:24
5 	Together 	1:50
6 	Descent 	3:08
7 	Calm 	4:50
8 	Dawn Viola 	4:18
9 	Impartial 	4:08
10 	Unnamed Melody 	5:33
11 	In Time 	1:54
12 	Transizione 	3:23

Bandura – Yaroslav Dzhus
Cello – Roksolana Pakholkiv
Piano – Egor Grushin

 

«Dominicano» is a third neoclassical album by composer and pianist Egor Grushin. This album consists of two parts. The first part is a kind of story, which has two important characters. In music these characters are embodied as piano and cello, which emotionally complement each other. This story has a beginning , development, culmination and ending. The main theme of the story is Dominican cathedral in Lviv, which inspired the composer to create this music story. The second part of the album shows us something new bright individual style of neoclassical composer. ---bandcamp.com

 

Dominicano is actually couple of years old now, but serenely appearing as it did in the midst of a morass of enforced listening to heavy, extreme and noisy music, it could not have been more welcome. A masterly self-release by Ukrainian composer and pianist Egor Grushin, its clear, uncluttered combinations of piano and strings make a refreshing and beautiful contrast with almost any other kind of music you may have been listening to, thanks in part to its almost prosaically minimalist titles, which let the music do the talking and avoid adding more than the slightest hint of context to the soothing and direct tunes themselves.

Starting as it means to go on with the simple, elegant and extremely atmospheric ‘Beginning’, the album is (mostly) classical in the true sense of the term; logical, light and elegant, creating music of intense emotional depth from the purest and least tortuous of means. The airy charm of pieces like ‘Vento Domani’ produces an expansive but sharply wistful quality that is no less powerful for being so pleasant on the ear. ‘Dominicano’ itself embodies the album’s virtues; based around a simple, expressive piano part, its beautifully clean weaving cello lines create a pensively romantic atmosphere that is both soaring and intimate. As a whole though, the album is consistent in its quality, but it isn’t one homogenous piece of work. The pieces range from bare, plangent solo piano compositions like ‘Descent’ and the somehow Philip Glass-ish ‘Transizione’, to the filmic and unabashedly romantic ‘Unnamed Melody’ to the extraordinarily wide-ranging ‘Kaisermarsch’. In this latter busy and fast-moving piece, Grushin manages, in just over three minutes, to seamlessly combine a march, an almost pop music melody and a beautiful and classically classical (so to speak) unwinding, wistfully soaring cello part, before ending the composition on an ominous and unresolved note; it’s very peculiar, very nice, a little bit sad and strangely addictive.

In fact, the brevity that is so striking in ‘Kaisermarsch’ is typical of Dominicano as a whole; most of its pieces come in under the five minute mark, making their effectiveness all the more impressive. At their best, Grushin’s piano and strings embody Goethe’s analogy of chamber music as a group of rational people in conversation; wordless perhaps, but expressive, utterly involving and above all very human. A beautifully judged and balanced album; and a soothing reminder that there can never be too much nice music in the world. ---Will Pinfold, echoesanddust.com

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Egor Grushin - Once (2016) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/classical/6503-grushin-egor/24769-egor-grushin-once-2016.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/classical/6503-grushin-egor/24769-egor-grushin-once-2016.html Egor Grushin - Once (2016)

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1 	Intro 	0:56
2 	Essential 	3:36
3 	Summer 	4:00
4 	Once 	3:36
5 	Waltz 	1:58
6 	Sparkle 	4:42
7 	Charming Smile 	3:05
8 	Ocean 	3:56
9 	Loss 	4:29

Egor Grushin - Grand Piano, Effects, Keyboards
Anna Bura - Violin [I]
Marta Bura - Violin [II] 
Eduard Pogarecki - Viola
Roksolna Pakholkiv - Cello

 

Ever since I heard 'Die Moldau', I've been hooked on classical music, along with a massive number of other musical styles. Unlike most people, I didn't know about classical music until I was twelve or so. In school, we had one hour of music class every week and that's where I heard that magnificent piece of music for the first time. My musical journeys haven't been the same since, and I'm still discovering beautiful works, created by piano and strings.

Lviv, Ukraine resident Egor Grushin is actually one of my favorite present-day composers. Like several of his lesser known colleagues he surpasses well known ones like Olafur Arnalds, Sebastian Plano and Nils Frahm. Grushing would fit in quite well with that ensemble, certainly with a varied album like this one. Sometimes it's minimal and subdued, sometimes it's playful and joyous. It contains piano and strings, and a whole lot of talent.

After an intro, 'Essential' is exactly what the title predicts. This songs, and many others on this album, would fit perfectly on an 'Essential Classics' compilation, right in between the Mozarts, Beethovens, Händels and whonots. This is a joyous piece, a bit melancholic perhaps. Follower 'Summer' also doesn't disappoint. It sounds like a warm day in August, somewhere in the late eighteen hundreds or so.

Speaking about melancholy. The title track 'Once' really is a tearjerker and I write that in the best possible way. Remember that 'Essential Classics' compilation? Well, 'Once' deserves a spot too. It's followed by a waltz, aptly named 'Waltz'. But I'm not going into a song-by-song on this one. You'll have to check out the other ones for yourself while I press the repeat-button and enjoy this graceful album a few times more... You should too. ---Serge, merchantsofair.com

 

Neoklasyczna aura brzmieniowa i eklektyzm zdają się się być grzechem kardynalnym młodej generacji kompozytorów. Piszą oni utwory długie, muzycznie przegadane, epatujące kontrastami lub dla odmiany zbyt monotonne. Umiejętne posługiwanie się technikami kompozytorskimi, czy sprawne zestawianie melodii i harmonii przeszłości z nieco nowocześniejszymi środkami nosi najczęściej znamiona muzyki wtórnej i estetycznie zachowawczej. Czy te zarzuty można również wystosować wobec albumu "Once" Egora Grushina?

Napiszę otwarcie: muzyka na albumie "Once" mimo tradycyjnego, czy wręcz konserwatywnego języka dźwiękowego, jest po prostu piękna. Zachwyciła mnie paleta zmieniających się nastrojów oraz przepełniony swoistym naturalizmem emocji i zmysłowością koloryt brzmieniowy. Egor Grushin umie zadbać o właściwą energetykę formy i równowagę ekspresji, toteż dźwięki, jakie wydobywa i formuje bywają radosne, kapryśne, zalotne, smutne, rozżalone, ckliwe - idealnie jest tu uchwycona ulotność chwili. Bez względu jednak na opowiadaną muzyczną historię w kompozycjach na "Once" nie brakuje galanterii, lekkości i finezji. ---BH, onlygoodmusic.pl

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