NEW ALBUMS

OF THE BEST UKRAINIAN CLASSIC

Every week we release new album of the ukrainian classical music.
Here you can read more about this music and authors.
One of the most important goals of the Ukrainian Live strategy is to return and promote forgotten Ukrainian composers, especially those who lived abroad. Symphony No. 3 “West Kentucky” is the second release of music by Roman Prydatkevych, the composer of the American diaspora. We are especially proud to present the work performed by Lviv musicians, at the end of 2020 as part of the "Symphonic Premieres" project.
The Concerto for flute and chamber orchestra "In memory of my father" (2013) by Oleh Bezborodko has different moods, shades, and images. The composer defined the features of each part by specifying their names.
History's ability to repeat itself is amazing. It seems that humanity will go in circles until it realizes and corrects its fatal mistakes. A bloody war is again raging in our country just the same as when the genius composer Borys Lyatoshynskyi wrote his Ukrainian Quintet (1942, second edition – 1945). Once again, we fight for our right to live, freedom, and identity. Our connection with the Motherland is strengthened, and the desire for self-identification is awakened and affirmed - as if this native land itself gives us the strength we need to fight./lyatoshynskyi-ukrainian-quintet
After the academic concert of the graduates of the Mykola Lysenko Lviv Higher Music Institute, the outstanding Ukrainian composer Stanislav Lyudkevych approached one of the young composers and blessed him for a long creative journey with the following words: "Your life should belong to music!". This is how the fate of Anatoliy Kos-Anatolskyi unfolded: he and music always went hand in hand. Kos-Anatolskyi became an important figure in the musical life of Lviv and Ukraine. He taught music, and it was thanks to music that he met the love of his life.

Lysenko`s music in Great Britain

On July 16 a concert by Kana chamber choir took place in the Eglwys Beuno Sant, in North Wales (Great Britain), where the music by Mykola Lysenko was performed.
The choir got the scores by Lysenko`s pieces from our Ukrainian Scores project. It is impressive that only two months passed between ordering the sheet music for the concert!
We are very grateful to the organizers for such sincere support of Ukrainian culture because all proceeds from the sale of tickets for the concert went to humanitarian aid for Ukraine.
And we remind that you can order the scores of Ukrainian music on the website.

In April 2022, for the second time, the Lviv Organ Hall together with the Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy realized an essential and interesting initiative. As part of the project supervised by the Ukrainian composer and the music academy teacher Bohdana Frolyak together with the team of the Organ Hall, young composers, and students of the Music Academy, had the opportunity to present their new pieces. "Music of young Lviv composers" is the voice of creative youth, the sound of today, which shapes our immediate future in the free state of creative people.
The release included 11 solo and chamber works by 9 authors, performed by 24 musicians from Lviv.
A lot of composers were inspired by the perfect beauty of nature and tried to capture and convey the order and harmony with which the calendar year passes: month after month, season after season. Concerto grosso №4 “Seasons” for violin and chamber orchestra (2009) by the talented Ukrainian composer Zoltan Almashi is an exceptional and modern look at the annual cycle, which is typical for Ukrainian latitudes. The work is dedicated to his inspiration, a longtime colleague of the composer on the "Kyiv Camerata", the famous Ukrainian violinist Bohdana Pivnenko. The National Ensemble of Soloists has repeatedly combined Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzolla in their touring seasons. 
Crystal clear, slightly mysterious, and pedagogically oriented, but creatively meaningful, rational, and emotional music of Isaak Berkovych. This is just one of the hundreds of unknown pages of Ukrainian culture, which we have yet to carefully explore and comprehend. The release of the cycle "24 Preludes for Piano" (op. 46) in the Ukrainian Live Classic app is very special and our team is proud to present it! For the first time, the recording of all Berkovych`s preludes is being published. Performed by Ukrainian pianist Andriy Makarevych in Lviv Organ Hall (sound engineer Volodymyr Punko, 2022). The pianist performs the work in the second edition (1968), in which Berkovych changed the tenth and twentieth preludes.
Due to his songs, we know exactly what true happiness is, we keep in mind three vital tips, and acknowledge the city one can’t help falling in love with! So touching and sincere, elegant and deep, emotional and infinitely beautiful music of Shamo is nothing but a confession of love for his native Ukraine.
This composer always amazes listeners with his art, because he seems to look at the world as if through a microscope, a telescope, and brand glasses with polarization at once. The dreamer and inventor, he experiments with all musical elements: from the structure to the technique of the piece, from the principles of drama to the methods of score design. 
Due to his songs, we know exactly what true happiness is, we keep in mind three vital tips, and acknowledge the city one can’t help falling in love with! So touching and sincere, elegant and deep, emotional and infinitely beautiful music of Shamo is nothing but a confession of love for his native Ukraine.
Have you ever looked through the kaleidoscope? This amazing device pleases the eye with bizarre patterns. The release of pieces for violin by the founder of Ukrainian classical music Mykola Lysenko can be called a musical kaleidoscope. Because it seems to combine everything: simplicity and aristocracy, national color and European sophistication, openness and grace, folk style, and deeply personal moments.
We present a special selection of music from Ukrainian sentimentalism and romanticism, presented by piano miniatures by Oleksandr and Ilya Lyzohub, L. Illienko, Adrian Danylevskyi Adam Bartsytskyi, Yosyp Vytvytskyi, Tymofiy Bezuhlyi, Tymofiy Shpakovskyi, Apollon Husakovskyi, Vladyslav Zaremba and Vasyl Pashchenko.
Archival article of 1875 on the history of Ukrainian music. Published in the original language.
History does not belong to the exact sciences, because it cannot objectively cover the events of the past. Needless to say, people can talk about the same person in completely different ways. The names of many talented people have remained unknown or completely forgotten simply because no one has told the true story of their lives. 
Professional guitar music in Ukraine has developed peculiarly. This is primarily because the classical guitar appeared in Ukraine in the late eighteenth century and was used mainly as an instrument for amateur musicians, as an accompaniment to singing. At that time, other string instruments prevailed in the national musical tradition.
Read an interview with composer, an author of Concertino for guitar and orchestra, Dmytro Malyi here in Ukrainian.
A life full of inspiration, kindness, and love. A priest, a husband, a father, and an artist whose life suddenly ended the disease at the age of 39 took. The release presents the last significant work of the composer - the dramatic scene Iphigenia in Tauris based on the drama of the same name by Lesya Ukrainka.
Read an interview with composer, an author of Annes Passion, Yevhen Orkin here in Ukrainian.
Even in the darkest periods of world history, there is still room for the light in the human soul: for love and mercy, for wisdom and gratitude, for courage and supernatural strength! Records of the famous "Diary of Anne Frank" by the Jewish girl Anneliese Maria Frank (1929-1945) render the thirst for life, girlish fragility, and childish maturity.
Interview with author of the "Blessing of Sorrow" Symphony.
“Blessing of Sorrow" is the title of Symphony II (2002) by the Ukrainian contemporary composer Boryslav Stronko. The Symphony skillfully combines traditional principles of romantic principles, music of Eastern and Caucasian cultures, philosophical and avant-garde ideas, and even electronic  music  elements.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Illya Lyzohub (1797-1867) is the composer`s only surviving piece. Most of his works were destroyed by fire in 1883. This is the first Ukrainian cello sonata, written between 1825-1828 and dedicated to Lyzohub`s friend and son-in-law, amateur cellist Andriy Hudovych. 
“Barvinkyi: Selected piano pieces” presents unique historical recordings from the archives of music by Vasyl Barvinskyi's. The album includes Five Preludes for Piano (1908), "Thought"(Dumka) and "Humoresque" (Humoreska) from the series "Six Miniatures on Ukrainian Folk Themes" (1920), and Piano Concerto in F minor (1917-1937).
Artists:
Armonia Ludus chamber orchestra, conductor Mikheli Menabde
Kyiv Camerata, conductor Arild Rimmereit
How exciting is to follow the development of contemporary Ukrainian art! Independent Ukraine is the cradle of free and progressive artists of who we are so proud, we support and appreciate them. Serhiy Vilka, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and conductor, presents his first release in the UL Classic app.