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Dana Zemtsov - Essentia (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Dana Zemtsov - Essentia (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dana Zemtsov - Essentia (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:44 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

One of the biggest dilemmas of our generation is where are we from, who are we, what is our identity? Globalization has made the whole world closer, bringing our cultures more and more together. I myself am a product of this mix, being born in Mexico to Russian parents with a Jewish background, having studied at a French school in Norway and grown up in Holland. Consequently I have often thought about these questions: which culture is closest to me? What am I? I could feel at home and relate to all these cultures and yet I am not really part of any of them.

The music on this album explores the opposite perspective; each piece is very strong influenced by the composer’s culture. One can immediately smell the Hungarian landscape in Bartok’s Viola Concerto, Italian roots in the Carnevale di Venezia, the Jewish soul in Bloch’s Nigun and Russian Orthodox chants in Kugel’s Preghiera. However, there is a deeper meaning to the title of this album, as the programme also touches the spiritual and carnal nature of the human being. During the process of compiling this programme I suddenly realized the strong religious connection between the second movement of the Bartok concerto and the two prayers that follow. This is followed by the contrasting ‘danse macabre’ in the third movement, which for me is very much associated with the carnal ritual of a carnival, when one is allowed to release one’s most primitive instincts. I believe each of these pieces explores the deepest roots of humankind, that core that will be there, no matter where we go or what we do.

I am eternally grateful, primarily to Jared Sacks, for the opportunity of going through this unforgettable experience. I could not be happier to have done so with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and one of the best musicians I could have wished to collaborate with, the conductor Daniel Raiskin. – Dana Zemtsov

Tracklist:
1. Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Sz. 120: I. Moderato 14:52
2. Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Sz. 120: II. Adagio Religioso - Allegretto 04:27
3. Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Sz. 120: III. Allegro Vivace 04:46
4. Preghiera for Viola and String Orchestra 08:14
5. Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: No. 6 03:55
6. Baal Shem, B. 47: II. Nigun (arr. Michael Kugel for Viola and String Orchestra) 07:01
7. Variations on 'O mamma, mamma cara' based on ‘Il carnevale di Venezia da N. Paganini’, Op. 10 17:29

Personnel:
Dana Zemtsov (viola)
National Estonian Orchestra
Daniel Raiskin (conductor)

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-10-15 13:47:57

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Analyzed: Dana Zemtsov / Essentia (1-6)
National Estonian Orchestra / Essentia (7)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR19 0.00 dB -25.09 dB 14:53 01-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Sz. 120 - I. Moderato
DR18 -0.26 dB -29.17 dB 4:28 02-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Sz. 120 - II. Adagio Religioso - Allegretto
DR17 0.00 dB -22.28 dB 4:46 03-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Sz. 120 - III. Allegro Vivace
DR13 -8.81 dB -29.07 dB 8:14 04-Preghiera for Viola and String Orchestra
DR13 -8.92 dB -27.13 dB 7:01 06-Baal Shem, B. 47 - II. Nigun (arr. Michael Kugel for Viola and String Orchestra)
DR20 0.00 dB -25.23 dB 17:29 07-Variations on 'O mamma, mamma cara' based on ‘Il carnevale di Venezia da N. Paganini’, Op. 10
DR12 0.00 dB -17.67 dB 3:55 05-Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 - No. 6
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR16

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2414 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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