Georgij Firtich. Simfonicheskaja muzyka

Georgij Firtich. Simfonicheskaja muzyka

Georgy Firtich (b. 1938) is one of the most original and versatile contemporary composers of Saint Petersburg. A graduate of the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, where he studied under the tutelage of Yury Balkashyn and Boris Arapov, Georgy Firtich is widely known to Russian audiences as an author of music for dozens of popular films and animated features. For jazz aficionados Firtich is also a superb jazz pianist, improviser and arranger. However, his professional peers and true connoisseurs of contemporary music know Georgy Firtich as a composer of operas, ballets, symphonic and chamber works, oratorios and cantatas, as well as numerous vocal cycles. In all the genres that Georgy Firtich has mastered, his compositions are always provocative and sometimes even shocking, taking the listener on a new twist of musical adventure, developing further the avant-garde idiom to which Georgy Firtich continues to make original contributions. Tracklist: 1. VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY 28’24” Symphonic Oratorio for Two Baritones, Soprano and Orchestra (2009) Aleksandr Byron (Baritone) Boris Pinkhasovich (Baritone) Elena Antonenko (Soprano) St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra Conductor Aleksandr Titov 2. Symphony-Concerto for Voice and Orchestra (2005) 18’54” Victoria Evtodyeva (Soprano) St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society Symphony Orchestra Conductor Peter Gribanov 3. SOLAR WIND. Symphony (2002) 22’13” The State Academic Capella of St. Peterburg Symphony Orchestra Conductor Aleksandr Chernushenko Total time 69’31”