Echoes Of Time

Lisa Batiashvili’s debut album for Deutsche Grammophon, “Echoes of Time”, is a matter of the heart. An unusual, very individual and fascinating program by one of the most appreciated young soloists of our days, Lisa focuses her program on composers whose lives and works have been heavily influenced by the political happenings and oppressions in former Soviet Union like Lisa herself, who went into German exile with her family during the political upheaval in Georgia in 1991. In a program spanning the whole 20th century, Lisas album combines classics by Shostakovich and Rachmaninov with two more recent works her Georgian compatriot Giya Kanchelis’ highly atmostpheric “V&V” and Estonian Arvo Part’s spiritual “Spiegel im Spiegel for Violin and Piano”, written shortly before the composer went into exile.

SHOSTAKOVICH: Violinkonzert
Violin Concerto No. 1
Lyrical Waltz

PÄRT: Spiegel im Spiegel
Mirror in the Mirror

Vocalise op. 34 No. 14
Hélène Grimaud · Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Batiashvili expresses intense emotion and displays extraordinary skill, and the profoundly elegiac moods that her long lines etch in the first movement and the passacaglia are balanced by her glittering pyrotechnics in the scherzo and the finale.

Blair Sanderson, AllMusic

Release Date: February 15, 2011

Number of Discs: 1

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Copyright: (C) 2011 Deutsche Grammophon

Total Length: 1:08:21