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David Dalle

David Dalle
Thursday July 23rd, 2015 with David Dalle
Capital Ukrainian Festival; André Laplante and Franz Liszt; Ljova and the Kontraband

Today we look at this weekend's Capital Ukrainian festival which showcases some Ukrainian-Canadian musical and artistic talent. Friday night there is a Ukrainian pub night with bands Ukrainia and Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Saturday and Sunday there are many free performances of Ukrainian music and dance as well as art exhibits and other activities. We will hear Ukrainia, Lemon Bucket Orkestra as well as traditional Ukrainian folk music. http://capitalukrainianfestival.com/ We also hear one of my favourite performers of Liszt, pianist André Laplante in several works by Liszt, including his Sonata in b minor. Liszt's sonata is a monumental work that truly stands alone in 19th century European music. Despite some beautiful sonatas by Chopin, Schumann and others, the post-Beethoven piano sonata was stagnant and would remain so for the rest of the 19th century. Chopin's, Schumann's, Brahms' and other sonatas sound backwards and impoverished compared to Beethoven's late sonatas. This was the state of the piano sonata in the 19th century after Beethoven, with the single, brilliant, mercurial exception of Liszt's sonata. There was no composer besides Liszt who was able to understand Beethoven's late piano sonatas and to imagine where Beethoven's radical path might lead. 26 years after Beethoven's death and 31 years after Beethoven's final sonata, Liszt composed his only sonata: an incredibly complex, multi-layered form where in the space of a single unbroken movement, Liszt created a piece that simultaneously plays out the 4 movements of an overall sonata piece (sonata, slow movement, scherzo, sonata/rondo) as well as the traditional first movement sonata form (exposition, development, recapitulation) which gave the name to the overall piece. But the piece doesn't just play out as an incredible formal structure, it works seamlessly, naturally, organically using his thematic transformation. The result is an incredibly beautiful, passionate, sublime piece of music traversing an epic journey from silence to silence. The greatest piano work by one of the greatest pianists and composers for the piano. André Laplante's performance is inspired, and we will have a chance to hear him play it at the Ottawa Chamber Music festival next Friday, July 31st. Not to be missed! http://www.chamberfest.com/concerts/15-731-05/ We also hear a few pieces by Ljova and the Kontraband who play eclectic compositions mixing Roma and Eastern European, jazz & classical and other influences. They will be performing at the Chamber Music Festival on Tuesday July 28th: http://www.chamberfest.com/concerts/15-728-07/
Chapelle de Guillaume Tell
Franz Liszt/Andre Laplante - Annees de pelerinage: Suisse - Analekta Canadian
I am Sad Today, Friends
Polissyan Ensemble of Song and Dance - Lyonok - Yevshan
Godparents' Flirtation
Polissyan Ensemble of Song and Dance - Lyonok - Yevshan
Past the Danube
Ukrainia - the maiden - Ukrainia Canadian
Sam I Am
Ljova and the Kontraband - No Refund On Flowers - Kapustnik Records
The Blaine Game
Ljova and the Kontraband - No Refund On Flowers - Kapustnik Records
Come Back Ivan
Ukrainia - the maiden - Ukrainia Canadian
Nese Halya Vodu
Lemon Bucket Orkestra - Lume Lume - Fedora Upside Down
Unknown
Yavir Quartet - vol. 2 - Yevshan
Kucheri
Lemon Bucket Orkestra - Lume Lume - Fedora Upside Down Canadian
Hutsul Fantasy
Harmonia - Music of Eastern Europe - Traditional Crossroads
Bodaj tobi dole
Harmonia - Music of Eastern Europe - Traditional Crossroads
Mahlerstrasse
Ljova and the Kontraband - No Refund On Flowers - Kapustnik Records
Les cloches de Genève
Franz Liszt/Andre Laplante - Annees de pelerinage: Suisse - Analekta Canadian
Sonata in b minor
Franz Liszt/Andre Laplante - Liszt - Analekta Canadian
Ozko Suite
Lemon Bucket Orkestra - Moorka - Lemon Bucket Orkestra Canadian New
Kolomyjka
Lemon Bucket Orkestra - Moorka - Lemon Bucket Orkestra Canadian New
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PeterB
Thanks for getting Ljova on David. My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing Lev perform with Sanda Weigl in Brooklyn last spring. Should be an excellent show this coming Tue 28th at Chamberfest. Hope to see you there. http://www.chamberfest.com/concerts/15-728-07/

2:40 PM, July 23rd, 2015
PeterB
OH! And more Ljova to come this Sunday in This Island Earth.

2:41 PM, July 23rd, 2015
David Dalle (host)
Hopefully see many of you out there tomorrow night at the Ukrainian Korchma, as well as the Chamber Music Festival!

3:57 PM, July 23rd, 2015
Kathy R.
I have been following your radio shows since the Caravassilis interview. My favorite Canadians: Laplante (piano) - Caravassilis (composition) and Andriana Chuchman as well as Measha (opera singers). I hope you present more of those. Thanks Kathy

11:04 PM, July 27th, 2015
David Dalle (host)
Glad you're listening in! I will look into those singers, thanks.

12:04 PM, July 30th, 2015