Praise for NAXOS recording of Bacevičius’ Piano Concertos performed by Gabrielius Alekna
Vytautas Bacevičius: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1, featuring Bacevičius’ Piano concertos Nos. 3 and 4 performed by Gabrielius Alekna, gets high marks from numerous reviewers in print and online. In this 2015 release, which also includes Bacevičius’ orchestral Spring Suite, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra is conducted by the three-time Grammy nominee Christopher Lyndon-Gee, with Gabrielius Alekna playing piano solo part in the concertos. Two of the three compositions in the album are world première recordings. As the title indicates, further installments of Bacevičius’ orchestral works are planned by NAXOS. This was Gabrielius Alekna’s second CD of Bacevičius’ music, following the critically acclaimed recording of complete Mots released by Toccata Classics.