"Jeronimas Kačinskas: Chamber and Instrumental Music" has been issued on "Toccata Classics" label. The recording features the Lithuanian composer's Reflections, his best and most substantial composition for piano, performed by Gabrielius Alekna. This is Gabrielius Alekna's second CD on "Toccata Classics," following a critically acclaimed recording of complete Mots by Vytautas Bacevičius.
Compositions by siblings Vytautas Bacevičius and Grażyna Bacewicz (who came to represent different nations!) were included in the recital program that Gabrielius Alekna brought to audiences at National Gallery in Washington, D.C., United Nations Offices in Geneva, Polish Institute in Rome, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as well as in numerous venues and festivals in Lithuania.
"Vytautas Bacevičius: The Complete Mots," Gabrielius Alekna's first CD on the "Toccata Classics" label garners praise in the most important music publications on both sides of the Atlantic
"Vytautas Bacevičius: The Complete Mots," Gabrielius Alekna's first CD on the "Toccata Classics" label, has been launched in London on January 25, 2012. More than half of the compositions on this CD are first recordings. In recording the works by Lithuania's leading modernist and one of the undiscovered pioneers of twentieth-century music, Gabrielius Alekna collaborated with the two-time Grammy winning producer Judith Sherman and the three-time Grammy-nominated pianist Ursula Oppens.
Gabrielius Alekna is appointed a Visiting Associate Professor at the Music Academy of Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania.