Music of Myroslav Skoryk
Myroslav Skoryk: Carpathian Concerto for Orchestra (16:14)
Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra / Hobart Earle
Myroslav Skoryk is one of Ukraine’s leading composers, and these live recordings were made at his 75th birthday concerts in Odessa. Both the Cello Concerto and Violin Concerto No 7 combine lyricism with explosive dynamic contrasts. With its folk rhythms, the Carpathian Concerto is one of Skoryk’s most engaging and popular works. The Melody for strings propelled him to the forefront of Ukrainian music, while his transcription of Paganini’s Caprice No 19 reveals the composer’s sense of humor.