Nina Kotova
Tchaikovsky


5.0
classic

Review

by InsightOut USER (31 Reviews)
September 19th, 2017 | 8 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Literally classic!

The other day I was reflecting, remembering my teenage years and how while I was well into my metal, I started growing interest for classical music. You know when you listen a bit to power metal and guitar heroes it's not a big step moving to classical. Malmsteen has done it, Uli Jon Roth has done it... Then there was Deep Purple and Metallica a little bit later...

This month I remembered the exact moment I walked out from a record store with a CD of recordings of Paganini's Caprices and a CD of Tchaikovsky. I don't know what happened to them or what editions were they and who featured in them, I just vaguely remember the Paganini's one cover. Sorry about the unnecessary lengthy intro, but while remembering that I've decided to buy some music on-line and This coincided with Nina Kotova's - Tchaikovsky release.

I mean who could have possibly deliver these composition's better that an Orchestra that live's and breathes Tchaikovsky, to the point they named them selves the Tchaikovsky Orchestra! And the soloist, oh Lord she can play... And a little research revealed that she's been performing these numbers since she was 15, wicked!

Can't recall how many times I got shivers while listening to the recording... Pezzo capriccioso connotes capriciousness in the sense that there are multiple changes in musical character in the score. The work’s introduction opens with a dramatic line after which the mood changes into a captivating lyrical melody followed by alternating thematic material of ornate refinement, changes from minor to major, running passages and broad lyrical lines in the solo cello part. This character brings to mind the expression of ‘light sadness,’ a term coined by Pushkin to describe the Russian soul. The middle section and coda are contrasting and highly virtuoso-like with shimmering spiccato and scherzo-like rhythmic elements. The solo cello part ends with a crescendo culminating with a dizzying passage in the third octave.

If you are into your Classical music, make sure you won't miss this one



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ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
September 19th 2017


11620 Comments


nice to see some Tchaikovsky being reviewed.

LaughingSkull
September 19th 2017


599 Comments


you sure like to promote unknown/lesser known acts. Perhaps it was even you who added them to the Sputnik database. Any specific reason, or you just really like them?

InsightOut
September 19th 2017


35 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Well that's how I roll... I don't really get the nature of your comment! And if you actually read you'll see I don't necessarily like them.



For a minute there I thought, you've reviewed Non Fiction... You should check them out... Engine as well!

InsightOut
September 19th 2017


35 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I will probably review them if nobody has already! I am on mobile atm.

Javastorm
September 19th 2017


22 Comments


I don't really get the nature of your comment! And if you actually read you'll see I don't necessarily like them.


ouch

LaughingSkull
September 20th 2017


599 Comments


yeah, I actually don't know why I even made the comment. I was just surprised that you've reviwed mostly lesser-known and almost-unknown acts. Nothing wrong with that as Sputnik is a free platform where normal users can add bands themselves. Sorry!

InsightOut
September 20th 2017


35 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

No offence taken... I don't get to the 'you promote' line either... I will review whatever I happen to listen to... And I don't mean the Doors or Madonna, you can always listen to the thing if you think there's something intriguing in the review and down-vote it if you hate it... That's how things are! In fact I have two weeks ago and I am planning to review loads of releases since I have some time on me hands to binge on music!

BallsToTheWall
September 20th 2017


49145 Comments


I'll check this out.

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