Album genres: ECM, contemporary chamber music
Music is written by Arkady Shilkoper (2, 6, 8, 9) GEMA; Vadim Neselovsky (1, 3-5, 7) ASCAP
Record participants: Arcady Shelkoper – french horn, flugelhorn, como da caccia; Vadim Neselovsky – piano
Photo on the cover and design: Alexander Medvedev
Photos in the booklet: Misha Blank
Recorded at GDRZ Studio, Dmitry Zhitomirsky (Moscow, 2012); Peter Carl (New York, 2013)
Mixing and mastering: Robert Nakken (Cologne, 2013)
Executive Producer: Nikolay “Big Nick” Bogaychuk
Recorded in 2012-2013/ Released in 2013
Catalogue number: AB-CD-06-2013-052
Languages of the booklet: Russian, English
Publishing House: OOO “ArtBeat”, 127051, Moscow, Trubnaya st., 32, building 4
Sales Department: +7.903.2090450
A new album of an absolutely unique duet – a renowned in Russia and abroad French-horn player, and a young but rapidly growing fame pianist.
Album reviewIn the end of last December the editor from “Radio Russia” Ludmila Osipova suggested me participate in “Svetozar Stracina International Competition of Folk Music Recordings” that is held once in two years in Bratislava. I agreed and we chose for recording my composition “Duet for One” (in the album it is called “Russian Song”). It happened that Vadim was in Moscow at that time – he had come just to meet New Year! I decided to get use out of the situation and invited him to record a t least part of our mutual program, and that was done in the 5th studio of DZZ with the help of sound engineer Dmitry Zhitomirsky, Ludmila Osipova and “Radio Russia”. The album was finished in New York and the mastering was made in Cologne!
…the album entirely consists of our own music. Compositions are written by me and Vadim – a delicate and very ductile interlacement of piano and French horn. A pleasant addition is flugelhorn. It sounds in the composition “Russian Song “and in the bonus piece of the album.
…there are three main themes in the album. The first one is Russian. The second one is modern academic improvisatory music. The third theme is connected with jazz. And the main task of this musical story is the esthetic harmony and the wholeness of the dramaturgy.
It seems to me, everything is very authentic and laconic, nothing out of place.
Arkady Shilkoper about the album “Last Snow” (from the interview to “ArtBeat”)