Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren performing the world-premiere efficiency of Ukranian composer Andrei Pushkarev’s new association of Prokofiev’s Violin & Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 80 – re-envisioned for solo violin, string orchestra and percussion.
“Prokofiev’s 1st Violin Sonata is certainly one of my favourite chamber works … this masterpiece, is in some ways atypical for Prokofiev for its very somber imagery which actually displays the historic interval it was written – and the composer’s emotional state on the time …” Andrei has informed The Violin Channel.
“When Sebastian got here to me with an thought to orchestrate this sonata for solo violin, strings and percussion, I instantly felt it was the proper combination for this really fascinating work … and I instantly tried to think about how Sergei Prokofiev, himself, would have scored it …” he has stated.
“For greater than 20 years I’ve been working as an arranger and the string orchestra with percussion is certainly one of my favourite combos … I really feel it offers listeners with quite a lot of totally different colours of sound – and a wide range of prospects to specific the composer’s ideas and pictures …”
“I hope that the listeners will immerse themselves into the ambiance of this unbelievable music – and stroll away with the optimism that even within the hardest of instances, actual artwork and actual magnificence will prevail over impenetrable darkness and chaos.”
Recorded stay on the 16th of June, 2019 – on the Reformed Metropolis Church, in Brugg, Switzerland.
SEBASTIAN BOHREN & GEORGIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA | PROKOFIEV VIOLIN SONATA NO. 1 IN F MINOR (ARR. VIOLIN, STRINGS & PERCUSSION) | WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE | 2019