Legacy of the East
In search of new material for our concerts, we discovered that Serbian composers of the 20th century, such as Isidor Bajic, Miloje Milojevic, Vasilije Mokranjac, Dejan Despic, have written music of a touching beauty, combining the spirit of the Serbian heritage with the knowledge of the classical harmonies.
Since the pieces have not been played in live concerts outside Serbia, we decided to record our first album, Legacy of the East. The theme of the album is “Slavic Composers of the 20th Century”, including Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky and Bohuslav Martinu. All of these composers where politically persecuted by the communist regime, seeking through their music the path of resolution. The music itself is raw, strong and sometimes dissonant, but upon a deeper look, that hard shell becomes sensitive, beautiful and melancholic. We were inspired by its flamboyant nature, as well as the political message, and the result is this CD, which was recorded in 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia and Munich, Germany, and was released on the 3rd of February 2018 by “Monte Rosa Records”. You can buy our record by clicking here.