Symphony No. 1 in B Minor
I. Molto sostenuto – Allegro
From KARAYEV, K.: Symphony No. 1 / Violin Concerto (2018)
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Karayev: Symphony No. 1 in B Minor – I. Molto sostenuto – Allegro
Kara Karayev was one of the most prominent figures in the music of 20th-century Azerbaijan, and an inspiration to subsequent generations of Azerbaijani composers. His eloquently expressive and tautly dramatic First Symphony is a significant work in Karayev’s output, reflecting both the harmonies and melodic characteristics of the South Caucasus region and, in its orchestral brilliance, the influence of his mentor Shostakovich.