SERBIAN PIANO WORKS
This CD contains a cross section of piano works of Serbian composers, representative both musically and pianistically. Regardless of the style of each composer, the piano serves as a universal medium, and the miniature is the preferred choice of narrative:
Marko Tajčević (1900-1984)
Dejan Despić (*1930)
NOCTURNE op. 5
VIGNETTES op. 43a
Vasilije Mokranjac (1923-1984)
ETUDE No. 4 in B-flat minor
Miloje Milojević (1884-1946)
CAMEOS – Impressions for Piano op. 51
Isidora Žebeljan (*1967)
IL CIRCO for Piano
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Trio Rafale / Piano Trios / Brahms – Vasks
Dramatic, Mysterious, Expressive
The name of the young piano trio Rafale comes from the French word for gust - in addition to gale force storm winds, gust can also mean a warm air stream or a cool breeze. It is thus a metaphor for every type of musical gesture.Within a short time, the young trio has already won a remarkable number of prizes. Recently, Trio Rafale won both the jury prize and the audience prize at the Migros Culture Percentage Chamber Music Competition in 2013. Before that, Trio Rafale won the first prize at the prestigious Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2011.
They live up to their name in this new recording, whether it be powerful or agile, of Johannes Brahms C-major Piano Trio Op. 101 and "Episodi e Canto perpetuo"; the Latvian composer Peteris Vasks writes of his work, dedicated to French composer Olivier Messiaen": "It describes a difficult journey through the misery, disappointment and suffering of love; this journey is the centre of gravity of the canto." Trio Rafale captivates listeners' emotions in its portrayal.>>>>>>>>>>
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor Op. 101 (1886)
Peteris Vasks (*1946)
Episodi e Canto perpetuo (1985)
Hommage à Olivier Messiaen
Maki Wiederkehr, piano
Daniel Meller, violin
Flurin Cuonz, violoncello
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Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971):
Le Sacre du Printemps
Pictures from pagan Russia (1910-13)
Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps” as an exclusive Vinyl Edition celebrating the centenary of its premiere.
The year 2013 saw the hundredth anniversary of the legendary 1913 premiere of Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)” in Paris. Back then one of the largest scandals the world of music had ever seen, the work today is regarded as a masterpiece of epochal impact. It marks a turning point in the history of 20th century music as the new dawn of modernity. As unaccustomed as the audience back then was to the new sounds; as new as polytonality and polyrhythm were in these days; as unusual the highly complex layering of sounds and motifs – still this work originally composed for the ballet has quickly found a lasting place in concert halls in the whole world and to this day has lost nothing of its potential.
A few years ago, we already seized the opportunity to capture Jonathan Darlington’s highly energetic and dramatic interpretation of the work in a live setting as part of the LIVING CONCERT SERIES in the seasoned combination with the Duisburg Philharmonics. Darlington describes the images of the story with atmospheric intensity and a colorful musical idiom in such a captivating and excellent manner, that ACOUSENCE has decided to release this grand piece of music history on vinyl as an exclusive special edition to celebrate its hundredth anniversary.
The original master has again been balanced in sound down to the most delicate nuances to ideally adapt the large dynamics and impact of the work to the vinyl disc, but also to bring out even the tiniest details. The pressing was done at the highest quality “audiophile manufactory” at 180g “Virgin Vinyl”.
The result is an extraordinary record fully in the spirit of our ARTISTIC FIDELITY REFERENCE RECORDING: The masterful artistic performance in front of the microphone is reproduced in unsurpassed fidelity by means of an ingenious combination of the best technology from 50 years of audio engineering. The vinyl record is becoming a cutting-edge sound storage medium, setting the benchmark with a remarkably sonorous sound, superb dynamics and captivating musical intensity - the joy of music in its purest form.