Violin Concerto in C Major, Op. 48 – II. Andante cantabile
From KABALEVSKY, D.B.: Pathétique Overture / Violin Concerto, Op. 48 / Vesna / Colas Breugnon (2018)
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Kabalevsky: Violin Concerto in C Major, Op. 48 – II. Andante cantabile
Many of the today distinguished Soviet composers in the second half of the 20thcentury knew how to steer a middle course, enabling them to supply what was officially desirable and yet to remain faithful to themselves, writing the music they wanted to write. Kabalevsky was a Jack of all musical trades and, as a specialist for children’s music especially, cultivated a highly personal style, kept in easily comprehensible tonal aesthetics. His works are characterized by some of the features typical of Kabalesky’s overall oeuvre: a cornucopia of melodious imagination, dance rhythms, above all in the fast movements, expansive slow sections and a positive, often cheerful tone.