CDs

sebastianSextet for 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass and piano was written  in 1974 and it was one of the most important pieces by Boris  Papandopulo in chamber music. This extensive piece in five movements is a  fine example of openness of Papandopulo to different style and folk  influences and their masterly interpolation in its own world of sound.  An introductory Interlude brings distinctive sound of seaside folk,  lyrical Meditations invoke sevdah music from Bosnia and Popevka brings  the atmosphere from Međimurje. In contrast to this, the Scherzo flirts  with dodecaphony, and in The Closing dialogue motor burlesque in the  Baroque spirit shows extreme technical mastery and the imagination of  the  composers. This is the first recording of this work and was  recorded in cooperation with the Sebastian Quartet and double bassist  Nikša Bobetko. (CROATIA RECORDS, 2003).

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papandopulo-cikojevicOn this CD there are the most important and most popular piano pieces  by Boris Papandopulo. These compositions were written in the period  from 1924 till 1989 and they cover all periods of his work. From the  charming treatment of the old Dubrovnik Contradanza dance through  sparkling Scherzo fantastica and Watermill, as well as neoclassicist  party and Sonatine, all through the famous Eight studies and late 10  impressions per minute, we follow a variety of styles, forms and  compositional techniques that Boris Papandopulo uses to shape his unique  tonal world. This CD brings an anthological overview of the master’s  piano works and shows all the lucidity and imagination of the composer  Boris Papandopulo. All the pieces on the CD were first recorded in  digital technology, and some were recorded for the first time ever.  (Orpheus, 2006).

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zf-papandopuloThe Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated the hundredth  anniversary of the birth of Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991) ,who worked as  a conductor and composer for 60 years, with two performances of  Shostakovich capital works: the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and  the Third concerto for piano and orchestra. At the initiative of then  chief conductor Vjekoslav Šutej, both concerts were recorded and  published on this CD that won Porin music award for best CD of classical  music. Concerto for piano and orchestra was performed at the first  Biennial Music in 1961 and since then the score has disapeared. After  nearly half a century the concert was held in 2006 again, thanks to the  reconstruction of scores derived from the conserved parts. The concert  is a real parade of dance beats that is especially effective in the  third movement where Papandopulo stirs up a real fireworks of jazz with  brilliant instrumentation of contagious rhythm. (Aquarius Records,  2007).

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cd-virutuozThe CD with the novel «Virtuosos, muses and the striptease» was created as a sound template for the novel and the compositions are discussed in the book. In addition to Beethoven’s Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27 / 2 called the <em>Lunar sonata,</em> the CD offers  Liszt ‘Nocturne no. 3 from  <em>Love dreams</em> and Papandopulo’s piece <em>Zdenka’s striptease</em>. It truly is unique, just synesthetic experience of reading a novel and listening to music that seems to spring from its pages because it opens new dimensions of understanding and experiencing the beautiful literature and the music itself. The fact that the author of the novel is also a pianist who performs music is unique  and it guarantees the supreme pleasure.

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