LATVIAN NATIONAL RECORD LABEL

catalogue

Ādolfs Skulte, Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9


works
1. Ādolfs Skulte Symphony No. 5, Lento 11:47
2. Ādolfs Skulte Symphony No. 5, Allegro con brio 6:52
3. Ādolfs Skulte Symphony No. 5, Lento. Vivo 14:02
4. Ādolfs Skulte Symphony No. 9, Moderato lamentoso. Allegro moderato 13:10
5. Ādolfs Skulte Symphony No. 9, Largamente con delote 11:27
6. Ādolfs Skulte Symphony No. 9, Allegro giocoso 12:53

Total:70:11

performers

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

Aleksandrs Viļumanis, conductor

 

series
2
recorded
Latvian Radio recordings, 1976 (1.-3.); 1989 (4.-6.)
description

“In the music of Ādolfs Skulte, a classical mind, a logical strictness, and an academic formal seriousness coexists with a fiery sense of orchestral color, an impulsive dancingness, and a sensuous concreteness, which is revealed throughout his work in an almost painterly artistic thinking, an almost objectively captured sound painting. Skulte represents that constellation of twentieth-century composers whose objective predisposition demanded a plastic beauty, mutability, and an aesthetic vision of great integrity – as opposed to stress-filled everyday life, tense psychologization and expressiveness. Overall, this objective predisposition was characteristic of the new national school, as seen in the works of Aram Khachaturian, Pancho Vladigerov, Karol Szymanowski, Ottorino Respighi, and Manuel de Falla.”

Ingrīda Zemzare, Ph.D. 

LMIC 021 LMIC archive

 

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