Jakubėnas: Chamber and Instrumental Music
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Vladas Jakubėnas: Chamber and Instrumental Music

Catalogue Number: TOCC0013
EAN: 5060113440136
Release Date: 1 October 2012
Duration: 66:43

String Quartet, Op. 4
Two Pictures, Op. 2, for piano
Melody-Legend for violin and piano
Serenade for cello and piano
Prelude and Triple Fugue for string orchestra

Vilnius String Quartet, string quartet
Kasparas Uinskas, piano
Rusnė Mataitytė, violin
Edmundas Kulikauskas, cello
Albina Šikšniūtė, piano
St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, chamber orchestra
Donatas Katkus, conductor

As composer, critic, teacher and musical activist, Vladas Jakubėnas (1904–76) was one of the major cultural figures in pre-World War Two Lithuania, before his post-War exile in the USA. As a student of Schreker in Berlin in 1928–32, he initially wrote in a Neoclassical style – as most of the works on this CD attest – and was nicknamed ‘the Lithuanian Hindemith’. Back home, he began to compose in a late-Romantic, gently modernist idiom, tinged with the influence of Lithuanian folk-music.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
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1-2 String Quartet, Op. 4 (1929–30)

Vladas Jakubėnas, composer
Vilnius String Quartet, string quartet

(first recording)
25:24
1 I. Allegro 10:46 play
2 II. Adagio non troppo. Allegretto scherzando. Andante mosso. Adagio 14:38 play
3-4 Two Pictures, Op. 2, for piano (1926–27)

Vladas Jakubėnas, composer
Kasparas Uinskas, piano

(first recording)
7:46
3 No. 1 ‘From the Land of Fairytales’ 3:43 play
4 No. 2 ‘Legend’ 4:03 play
5 Melody-Legend for violin and piano (1930–31)

Vladas Jakubėnas, composer
Rusnė Mataitytė, violin
Albina Šikšniūtė, piano

(first recording)
6:35 play
6 Serenade for cello and piano (1936)

Vladas Jakubėnas, composer
Edmundas Kulikauskas, cello
Albina Šikšniūtė, piano

(first recording)
10:08 play
7-8 Prelude and Triple Fugue in D minor for string orchestra (1928–29)

Vladas Jakubėnas, composer
St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, chamber orchestra
Donatas Katkus, conductor

(first recording)
16:50
7 Prelude 4:52 play
8 Fugue 11:58 play

Artists

Vladas Jakubėnas, 1927

Vladas Jakubėnas, composer

Vilnius String Quartet (Audronė Vainiūnaitė and Petras Kunca, violins; Girdutis Jakaitis, viola; Augustinas Vasiliauskas, cello)

Vilnius String Quartet, string quartet
[credit: Michail Raskovskij (except P.Kunca)]

Kasparas Uinskas

Kasparas Uinskas, piano

Rusnė Mataitytė

Rusnė Mataitytė, violin

Edmundas Kulikauskas

Edmundas Kulikauskas, cello

Albina Šikšniūtė

Albina Šikšniūtė, piano

Donatas Katkus (top right) and the St Christopher Chamber Orchestra

St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, chamber orchestra
[credit: Elena Petkauskienė]

Donatas Katkus, 2011

Donatas Katkus, conductor

Comments

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Beautiful music, well performed and recorded. I very much look forward to the upcoming release of Jakubenas choral works.

Luke Pratt 7 March 2013