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Lutoslawski: Complete Music for Violin and Piano; Szymanowski: Myths; Janácek: Violin Sonata

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All Music Guide - Mike D. Brownell
The circle of influence among Eastern European composers of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries was understandably tight, with the achievements of one generation inexorably motivating the next. Such is certainly the case with the three composers heard on this album, one Czech and two Polish: Leos Janácek, Karol Szymanowski, and Witold Lutoslawski. While this album's focus is Lutoslawski's complete works for violin and piano, all three composers explore extended techniques on the violin, including false harmonics, multiple stopped notes, and glissandos, as well as signature compositional technique, most notably Lutoslawski's "controlled aleatoric" system in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike D. Brownell
The circle of influence among Eastern European composers of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries was understandably tight, with the achievements of one generation inexorably motivating the next. Such is certainly the case with the three composers heard on this album, one Czech and two Polish: Leos Janácek, Karol Szymanowski, and Witold Lutoslawski. While this album's focus is Lutoslawski's complete works for violin and piano, all three composers explore extended techniques on the violin, including false harmonics, multiple stopped notes, and glissandos, as well as signature compositional technique, most notably Lutoslawski's "controlled aleatoric" system in which both the piano and violin have notes and rhythms written out, but are not supposed to be played together in any sort of traditional passage. The technical skills required to turn this into anything more than controlled chaos are extensive. Violinist Ariadne Daskalakis and pianist Miri Yampolsky deliver on these demands with seeming ease, going far beyond mere technical execution and instead collaborating on a truly engaging, riveting performance. Both artists grip listeners with their careful attention to dynamics, phrasing, and tone color. The balance between them is extremely clear and unfettered; Naxos' clean, detailed sound adds even more to the intimacy of the performance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2009
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313098774
  • Catalog Number: 8570967
  • Sales rank: 327,173

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Recitativo e arioso, for violin & piano - Witold Lutoslawski & Ariadne Daskalakis (3:22)
  2. 2 Subito, for violin & piano - Witold Lutoslawski & Ariadne Daskalakis (4:52)
  3. 3–5 Myths, poems (3) for violin & piano, Op. 30, M29 - Karol Szymanowski & Ariadne Daskalakis (18:46)
  4. 4 Partita, for violin & piano - Witold Lutoslawski & Ariadne Daskalakis (15:29)
  5. 7–10 Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7 - Leos Janácek & Ariadne Daskalakis (14:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ariadne Daskalakis Primary Artist
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