The Telegraph Quartet album, “Into the Light”, shines a light of clarity on to works by Kirchner, Webern, Britten.
ALFRED SCHNITTKE: Works for Violin and Piano – Roman Mints, v. /Katya Apekisheva, p./ Andrey Doynikov & Dmitri Vlassik, per./Olga Martynova, harpsichord – Quartz (2 CDs)
The many styles of Alfred Schnittke explored in authentic performances. ALFRED SCHNITTKE: Works for Violin and Piano = Sonata No. 1—Sonata No. 2 ‘Quasi una Sonata’; Sonata No. 3; Suite in the Old Style; Congratulatory Rondo; Stille Nacht; Polka – Roman Mints, violin/Katya Apekisheva, p./ Andrey Doynikov & Dmitri Vlassik, percussion/Olga Martynova, harpsichord – Quartz […]
LARSSON: Symphony No. 1, 4 Vignettes to Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, Music for Orch., Pastorale for small orch., Lyric Fantasy—Helsingborg Sym. Orch./Andrew Manze—CPO
A lush and lyrical excursion into Swedish neo-Romantic music of the 20th Century.
LEON KIRCHNER: “Revelations” – Little Suite; Dawn; Three Songs; Words from Wordsworth; A Moment for Roger; The Twilight Stood, The Forbidden – Soloists /Leon Kirchner & Joel Fan, piano – Verdant World
The works on this disk provide samples of the American composer and Kirchner’s compositional life from graduate school into his eighties.
HANNS EISLER: Ernste Gesang; Lieder with Piano on poems by Brecht; Sonata No. 1 – Matthias Goerne, bar./ Thomas Larcher, p./ Ensemble Resonanz – Harmonia mundi
Music that begs to be heard and needs to be heard, by a virtually unknown, but tormented composer.
Excellent performances of the string quartets of George Perle – an important American composer whose “12-tone-tonality” is sophisticated, elegant and beautiful.