So for those of you who are wondering just what the above mentioned CD is, I will give you a all a sneak preview... and a peek.
The double CD set is a compilation of Ukrainian classical music of well known and some not so well known Ukrainian composers all performed by Ethella Chupryk. Recorded at the UBC School of Music on a wonderfully restored Hamburg Steinway & Sons piano at the beginning of this year. In addition to the Ukrainian composers are Ethella's own transcriptions of well known classical pieces for piano, which are traditionally performed by complete orchestras. These include G. Bizet's Carmen, W.A. Mozart's Requiem (Lacrymosa and Domine Jesu), S. Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances – Watlz 2nd part and P. Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy and Adagio (Pas de Deux)).
The Ukrainian composers on this album include:
- Vasyl Barvinsky
- Mykola Kolessa
- Victor Kosenko
- Mykola Lysenko
- Stanislav Lyudkevych
- Levko Revutsky
- Yuriy Shtyn
- Myroslav Skoryk/Ethella Chupryk
The double CD set includes 18 tracks and has a total running time of 81 minutes and 40 seconds.
For a quick listen to other works performed by Ethella but not on this double CD set visit her MySpace page.