Andrei Eshpai - Concertos for Viola - Violin - Piano & Concerto Grosso
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | SCANS | 1CD | 311 MB | Fsonic
XX Century Classical | Label: Russian Disc
Andrei Eshpai was born in Kosmodemhansk 15 May 1925. He was educated at the Moscow Conservatory from 1948-1953 (piano under Sofronitsky; composition under Rakov, Miaskovsky and Golubev). Postgraduate study under Aram Khachaturian from 1953-1956.
His musical expressive means are very unusual due to his usage of the folklore of his native Mari people. Typically his colourful orchestral sound seems to distill the essence of the natural world of the far north. He uses syncopated rhythms; his rhythms seem to be related to the music of Bartok. He uses often alternations of ostinato-tuttis and rhythmic shifts from folklore music.
Here I present the firs of two CD's I own with his works.