moves the sun and the other stars", says
now, here; in this land of eternal
loves, we tune our instruments to
glorify the life and its essence. SOL
Ensemble dedicates this album to whom
they have reached beyond themselves
through their spiritual insight.
start with Corelli. He is one of the great
musicians who introduce new perspectives through
his doctrine. He is known as the founder of
classicism and he found himself in playing
B. Vitali was a violinist. Corelli and Purcell
are regarded as his followers. By performing
three partitas, SOL Ensemble illustrates the
great role of this famous composer in the
development and transition of this musical form. Vitali was born in 1632 and died in 1692. In
comparison to Corelli, Vitali's compositions are
different in regard of melody as well as
Rachmaninoff was born in 1873 in Russia. He
composed several pieces during his life. Russian
Rag is composed by G. Cobb and arranged by D.
Ash on a prelude by Rachmaninoff. Rachmaninoff
was an admirer of Tchaikovsky and faithfully
believed in melody. A special richness and
purity is remarkable in his works. His music is
rapturous, intimate and full of emotions. He
passed away in 1943.
Saint-Saens was born in Paris in 1835. He was an
ingenious organist and pianist. Liszt, Berlioz
and Bulow admired his works. Faure, Magne, and
Gigout are known as his famed pupils.
Saint-Saens was among the founders of the
national music society which supported the
modern movement of music of France and the
world. "Arab dance", which is composed for
string trio is one of his most famous works.
Saint-Saens died in Algeria in 1921 at the age
of 87. He was passionately interested in
philosophy, theatre, archeology and painting and
had a good taste in writing.