Oleg Nikolayevich Karavaichuk is a legendary St. Petersburg composer known mainly for his work for movies and theatre spanning about 200 films and several dozen stage performances. He is also a brilliant virtuoso performer and improviser. This CD contains waltzes and improvisations recorded at different times and at different venues in St. Petersburg between the years of 1989 and 2004. The recordings were made at the State Hermitage Museum, where Karavaichuk's favourite piano is housed, at the painter Ilya Brodsky's Memorial Museum and at the State Capelle Hall where in one of the waltzes the most significant instruments of Karavaichuk’s music - single tone horns - can be heard.
Monday, June 13, in Saint-Petersburg on 89-m to year of life has died the composer Oleg Karavaychuk (Каравайчук Олег Николаевич) – composer of music to many films and performances. Some call composer Oleg Karavaychuk a genius, others a spook. For the third one he is unknown, although, by and large, his works are known to all. Karavaychuk composed the music for 200 films.
To mark the centenary of the great 20th century Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, Arts are releasing a specially priced boxed set of the critically acclaimed complete symphony cycle, recently recorded by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi under the conductor Oleg Caetani.
Human develops, explores the world and himself. So much is built, progress of science is evident, timid steps into space are taken. However, he remains a captive of those laws of the universe, in which he was placed, not to mention those frames of thinking, in which he placed himself. Thrown into bondage of these dimensions, he is forced to look for the ways to escape from the ice imprisonment of his mind. To find those fragile moments that bring him to the right track of thinking and return to the right path again.