4260034864740

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Format: CD
Label: OEHMS
Rel. Date: 01/22/2021
UPC: 4260034864740

Symphony 2 in C Minor
Artist: Gürzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker
Format: CD
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Good music was not enough for him: Alexander Scriabin wanted people with his music to liberate, redeem humanity. Scriabin's ecstatic sound poem leads the romantic Symphony orchestra at it's limits. A departure into infinity: "And the universe echoed / From the joyful call / I am!" Says the end of his soaring poem "Poème de l'extase," which is the inspiration for the symphonic work. With the voices of the WDR Rundfunkchor. A sung ending sounds in this recording, which crowns the bold flight of the soul with an orgiastic ending. As a long-time guest conductor of the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Dmitrij Kitajenko proves his particular affinity for the interpretation of Russian music here, as in Scriabin's Second Symphony. Kitjaneko celebrated his 80th birthday in 2020.