Ondine has released Žibuoklė Martinaitytė’s “Chiaroscuro Trilogy” written for and performed by Gabrielius Alekna
The Finish label “Ondine Records” has released the monographic album titled “Saudade” featuring recent orchestral compositions by the New York-based Lithuanian composer Žibuoklė Martinaitytė. The album features “Chiaroscuro Trilogy,” a work for piano and string orchestra performed by Gabrielius Alekna and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and conducted by a dynamic Austria-based maestra Giedrė Šlekytė. Ms. Martinaitytė, a decorated composer and Guggenheim Fellow, wrote and dedicated the Trilogy to Mr. Alekna, who premiered it with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra in the 2017 Gaida festival. The recording has been met with immediate acclaim, garnering praise in numerous publications such as the New York Times, Stereophile Magazine (Recording of the month), Gramophone and BBC Music Magazines.