In Memoriam Ii: The Scordatura Album

Pieter Wispelwey

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Format: CD

Cat No: EPRC0056

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Release Date:  06 October 2023

Label:  EPR-Classic

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  0608917724325

Genres:  Classical  

  • Description

    This Scordatura Album is the second In Memoriam album in honour of Pieter's son Dorian. It features two illustrious masterpieces written for cello in alternative, darker tunings: the Bach Suite with the top string lowered by a whole tone and the Kodaly Sonata with the two bottom strings lowered by a semitone. Both pieces are fierce, resilient and profound and although painted in dark colours, they comfort us with their show of sheer musical power and luminous inventiveness.

    "Wispelwey delivers a profound and introverted interpretation of Kodaly's superb Sonata op. 8 (1915), without doubt the most captivating for ages […]. the Adagio and Finale, powerfully articulated and structured, streaked with outbursts of revolt if not despair, make us breathe the air from the heights and experience the vertigo of the abyss." – Diapson d'Or

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Kodaly: Sonata for Solo Cello Op.8
      • 4. J S Bach: Cello Suite No.5 BWV 1011
      • 10. Britten: Cello Suite No. 3 Op. 87 - IX. Passacaglia