Paul Hindemith / Alfred Schnittke

Anna Gourari, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana & Markus Poschner

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Format: CD

Cat No: 4875453

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Release Date:  28 June 2024

Label:  ECM New Series

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  028948754533

Genres:  Classical  Orchestral  

  • Description

    After three acclaimed solo piano programmes for ECM New Series, here Anna Gourari widens the instrumental spectrum with the Lugano-based Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana under Markus Poschner's direction in striking performances of Alfred Schnittke's Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra and Paul Hindemith's The Four Temperaments. Gourari's pianistic command is one of "virtuoso polish and with flawless action", to quote the German daily Suddetusche Zeitung, and her holistic, wide-reaching grasp of the instrument is on full display in Schnittke's shape-bending polystylistic concerto. The orchestra furthermore shines in a powerful interpretation of Hindemith's Symphony Mathis Der Maler. Contrasts emerge not only through the juxtaposition of the three works but from within the pieces, which have fiery temperaments and technically demanding scores in common.

    Recorded at the Auditorio Stelio Molo in Lugano in December 2021, the album was produced by Manfred Eicher.

    Anna Gourari: piano
    Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
    Markus Poschner: conductor

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Konzert fur Klavier und Streichorchester
      • 2. Sinfonie Mathis der Maler, ngelkonzert. Ruhig bewegt
      • 3. Grablegung. Sehr langsam
      • 4. Versuchung des heiligen Antonius. Sehr langsam, frei im Zeitmab
      • 5. Thema mit vier Variationen Die vier Temperamente, Thema. Moderato
      • 6. Melancholisch. Langsam
      • 7. Sanguinisch. Walzer
      • 8. Phlegmatisch. Moderato
      • 9. Cholerisch. Vivace