Collectors’ Choice – September

Three works from contemporary composer and violinist, Nimrod Borenstein, on the Chandos label, feature on this month’s collectors’ choice CD.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, who has been a supporter of Borenstein’s music for many years, conducts the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra in the Violin Concerto, The Big Bang and Creation of the Universe and If You Will It, It Is No Dream.

Borenstein is a melodic composer who draws attention in his work to his special use of counterpoint, which he says could be described as ‘multimelodic’, suggesting the eternal but ever-changing flow of time, in which events constantly overlap with one another. This can be heard in the latter two works.

For the Violin Concerto, Ashkenazy is joined by the talented Irmina Trynkos. Irmina is U.K. based violionist of Greek-Polish descent, who began her studies at the conservatory in Kiev at the age of 12. On the basis of this recording she is an artist of exceptional talent and we will be watching her career closely.

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Listen to the conductor talking about the work:

This music is well worth adding to your collection so why not purchase a copy from Colchester Classics who specialise in supplying classical music, with an emphasis on Chandos releases.