Igor Pereverzev – London Symphony Orchestra – CB6017
£9.99 – £15.99
“Pleasant fare indeed for those in the mood for lighter music, and very well presented”
Igor Pereverzev is a Ukrainian composer and arranger with many albums released in his native country and this is his first recording in the west which he subtitles as ”London Benefit by Igor Pereverzev” and the ‘benefit’ not only being for London but for the World! This culturally rich, deeply routed, music represents the pure essence and soul of the of the Ukrainian people, sensitively realised by the young conductor and arranger Lee Reynolds and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra with Igor Pereverzev and soloists from the Maida Vale Singers. Discover sublime symphonic sounds based on wonderful Ukrainian folk melodies and songs, all recorded at Abbey Road.
Review: – Classical CD review
When I saw this new CD of another unknown composer (to me) I was optimistic, all for naught. Igor Pereverzev is a Ukrainian composer whose picture is on the CD cover but there is no information about his life and career. Supposedly these 13 pieces express the essence and soul of the Ukrainian people, but it all sounds like the Percy Faith of years past—light in character, tuneful with swirling strings, often with a gypsy flair, and very forgettable. Apparently Pereverzev’s music was arranged for this recording by Lee Reynolds, who also conducts the London Symphony recorded in Abbey Road Studios in June of last year. Two pop singers are featured in the last track. Pleasant fare indeed for those in the mood for lighter music, and very well presented. © 2013 Robert Benson.