Solomiya Ivakhiv: Poems and Rhapsodies

March 7, 2022, 9:00 am

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Ukrainian violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv brings us a collection of programmatic works for violin and orchestra, Poems and Rhapsodies. Along with the evocative and ethereal sound of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, the recording includes the American composer Kenneth Fuchs’ American Rhapsody and works by Camille Saint-Saëns and Ernest Chausson. Ivakhiv also recorded rarely-heard music by two Ukrainian composers: Myroslav Skoryk and Anatoly Kos-Anatolsky. The score for Kos-Anatolsky’s Poem, written in 1962, was lost. In 2019, Ivakhiv commissioned Bohdan Kryvopust to reconstruct the orchestration from an early recording.