Orchestral music by
Faradzh Karaev -
'Performances are committed throughout ...'
Born in Azerbaijan in 1943, Faradzh Karaev is considered as one of the leading composers of the post Soviet era. The sequence of his creative works definitely leans towards the avant-garde rather than a gradual classical growth, and a substantial number of his pieces oscillate between neoclassical and serial music, pointillism and sonore, collages and modality, neoromanticism and mugam, postmodernism and jazz, European instrumental theatre and a display of folk instruments, and finally, conceptualism and electronic sounds. Indeed, for Karaev, what is paramount is to mark music and absurdity rather than demonstrate any particular compositional practice, technology or style.
The composer easily wades his way within any musical sign, style, technology or image, and his language does not betray any complexes even when he finds himself in strange musical confines...
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