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Peter Eötvös (b.1944)

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Contrechant: Music for Solo Clarinet

Contrechant: Music for Solo Clarinet


Berio:

Lied for clarinet (1983)

Carter, E:

Gra for clarinet

Eötvös:

Dervish dance

Holliger:

Contrechant

Rechant

Sciarrino:

Let me Die before I Wake

Vajda, G:

Ligthshadow-trembling


Reto Bieri (clarinet)

The highly gifted Swiss clarinettist Reto Bieri makes his ECM New Series debut with ‘Contrechant’, a brilliant recital for solo clarinet that looks at new developmental possibilities in the ‘language’ of the instrument in modern music. A wonderful panorama of contemporary music for clarinet by giants of new music – Elliott Carter (the grand old man of US music who celebrates his 103rd birthday in December), Heinz Holliger, Luciano Berio, Peter Eötvös and Salvatore Sciarrino plus an intriguing work by much discussed young Hungarian composer Gergely Vajda.

Beautifully recorded with producer Manfred Eicher in St Gerold, the works chosen by Bieri for this enterprising programme are Berio’s Lied (1983); Holliger’s Contrechant (2007) and Rechant from the following year; Let me die before I wake (1982) by Salvatore Sciarrino; Carter’s Gra (1993); Eötvös’s Derwischtanz (1993/2001); and Lightshadow-trembling, a piece composed by Gergely Vajda in1993. Bieri worked closely with composers Carter, Holliger, Eötvös, Sciarrino and Vajda toward the optimum realization of the pieces heard here. Collectively the works address the new language of the contemporary clarinet.

Reto Bieri was born in Zug, Switzerland, in 1975, and grew up listening to Swiss folk music before discovering the world of classical music. He studied the clarinet in Basel and at the Juilliard School in New York, and his musical development was also strongly influenced by chamber music lessons from composer György Kurtag and pianist Krystian Zimerman.

In 2001 Bieri won the UNESCO-sponsored International Rostrum for Young Performers award, and since then has been invited to play all over the world, as soloist and chamber musician. His musical partners include violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and cellist Sol Gabetta, and he’s performed chamber music with Gidon Kremer, Heinz Holliger, Dénes Varjon, Gautier Capuçon, Raphael Oleg, Carolin Widmann, Gérard Wyss, the Carmina, Casals and Petersen Quartets, and the Altenberg Trio. He has also collaborated with the Rosamunde Quartet, and projects in preparation include performances of Tigran Mansurian’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Violoncello with ex-Rosamunde cellist Anja Lechner.

“Holliger's Contrechamps, in particular, is a veritable compendium of clarinet effects, including several uncanny moments when the clarinet seems to play parallel chords...Reto Bieri makes all these sounds seem musical, even the harshest 'multiphonics' - though the famous soft-grained sound achieved by ECM's engineers surely helps in that regard.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2012 ****

“this collection of contemporary solo works reveals [Bieri] as a wonderfully controlled and subtle interpreter...The nearest to repertory works are Luciano Berio's beautifully shaped and coloured Lied, from 1983, and Elliott Carter's Gra, a gruff 80th-birthday tribute to Witold Lutosławski; Peter Eötvös's Derwischtanz and Gergely Vajda's Lightshadow Trembling” The Guardian, 27th October 2011 ***

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Ensemble Linea plays Eötvös

Ensemble Linea plays Eötvös


Eötvös:

Sonata per sei

Benjamin Kobler (piano)

Octet Plus

Allison Bell (soprano)

Natasha

Allison Bell (soprano)

Un taxi l'attend mais Tchekhov prefere aller a pied

Benjamin Kobler (piano)

Erdenklavier-Himmelklavier No. 2

Benjamin Kobler (piano)

Psy, trio for flute, cello & cimbalon/marimba/piano

Miklós Lukács (cimbalom), Mario Caroli (flute)

Cadenza

Mario Caroli (flute)


Ensemble Linea, Jean-Philippe Wurtz

“Eötvös likes to put things on stage. He admits he likes to give the utmost freedom to a director working on his operas, as long as he is sensitive to the music. But in instrumental or vocal works, he himself is the director. He often makes characters appear: Wolfgang and Leopold Mozart in his quartet Korrespondenz, Gesualdo in Madrigalkomödie, Gagarine in Kosmos... A drama is hatched, an intrigue, a psychological situation is exposed; sometimes they feature Eötvös himself, like Hitchcock in his films; other times, instead of imaginary people, artists inspire him and make their appearance. This abiding sense of theatre constitutes the underlying texture of this disc.” Jean-Philippe Wurtz

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Eötvös: As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams

Eötvös: As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams

Scenes from 11th-century Japan


Elizabeth Laurence (reciter - Lady Sarashina), Mike Svoboda (alto trombone with double-bell), Gérard Buquet (contrabass trombone with double-bell/sousaphone), Blythe Holcomb, Nadia Hardman, David Hill (voices)

UMZE Chamber Ensemble, Gergely Vajda

One thousand years ago a woman in Japan wrote a book, which survived the centuries and it is now one of the early Japanese classics. The book is usually known as Sarashina Nikki. Lady Sarashina herself never gave the book any such title. Like most literary works of the period, it was named by subsequent copyists. Sarashina is in fact a mountainous district in central Japan. It is not mentioned a single time in the book, but there is an indirect allusion to the place in one of the author’s last poems. Nikki is usually translated ‘diary’. But this book will show that it is no daily record of events but a book in which the material has been deliberately selected and shaped to reveal certain significant aspects of a woman’s life.

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Eötvös: DoReMi, Cello Concerto Grosso & Speaking Drums

Eötvös: DoReMi, Cello Concerto Grosso & Speaking Drums


Eötvös:

Cello Concerto Grosso

Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)

DoReMi (Violin Concerto No. 2)

Midori (violin)

Speaking Drums

Martin Grubinger (voice and percussion)


In November 2014, Radio France inaugurated its new auditorium with a programme giving carte blanche to one of the most eminent composers of our time, Peter Eötvös, who was then celebrating his seventieth birthday. On this occasion, three of his concertos were given their world premiere recordings under his direction with three soloists of the front rank. The violin concerto DoReMi, played here by its dedicatee Midori, is followed by Cello Concerto Grosso, a triangular dialogue between the solo cello, the cello section, and the full orchestra. The spectacular Speaking Drums concludes the programme on a highpoint: the orchestra (around forty musicians) prolongs the performance – theatrical as much as musical – of the percussionist, who declaims texts by the poets Sándor Weöres (in Hungarian) and Jayadeva (in Sanskrit) and moves from point to point on the platform, thus creating links with various instruments of the orchestra. The stunning Martin Grubinger lends his voice and his percussion playing to this piece, which ends in highly virtuosic polyrhythm.

“most effective in the violin work DoReMi, which seems perfectly tailored to the brilliance of Midori’s playing, and in the sheer theatricality and almost improvisatory quality of Talking Drums, in which Grubinger has to deliver fragments of poems by Sándor Weöres and a Sanskrit text by the Indian poet Jayadeva, as well as playing a wide range of tuned and untuned instruments.” The Guardian, 6th May 2016

“The first of these three concertos was not only written for Midori, but playfully takes the (adjusted) syllables of her name as a quasi-tone row from which to concoct a tripartite argument.” Sunday Times, 15th May 2016

“The OPRF musicians play with alacrity under Eötvös’s direction. Superbly recorded and decently annotated, this disc is recommended to admirers of and newcomers to a composer whose musical imagination knows few bounds” Gramophone Magazine, August 2016

“Jean-Guihen Queyras brings verve and eloquence to the dramatic soliloquy of the [Cello Concerto], and plays athlete and clown in a finale of irresistible with and imagination. DoReMi, a tribute to Midori, finds her on feisty form. It’s characterised by a spangling transparency…one cannot fault this lucid performance under Eötvös’s high-energy direction” BBC Music Magazine, September 2016 *****

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Eötvös: Paradise Reloaded (Lilith)

Eötvös: Paradise Reloaded (Lilith)


Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Gregory Vajda

Following the 2010 Munich world première of his opera, The Tragedy of the Devil, Péter Eötvös decided to make some revisions to it. Though following the plot of the original piece, written by the young German playwright Albert Ostermaier, there are some key points where the new material completes or even reconsiders the original one. The resultant piece became effectively a new work in its own right, and was given the title Paradise Reloaded. While in the original play the main protagonist is Lucifer, but for Paradise Reloaded the spotlight falls on to a different character, Lilith, the first wife of Adam. In this new piece, Péter Eötvös explores the hypothetical question: what would have happened if our culture which is explicitly based on the Bible had chosen Lilith to be the ancestress of mankind, instead of Eve? The opera was premièred October 2013 in Vienna, followed by its February 2014 Hungarian première in Budapest. The cast of soloist on the present CD, recorded in the studio of the Hungarian Radio after the Budapest performance, is the same as of the première in Vienna.

“This recording with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the excellent Gregory Vajda, is committed and precise. Soloist performances are strong all round, with Rebecca Nelsen’s highly-charged, pin-bright rendering of Eve particularly noteworthy” BBC Music Magazine, January 2017 ****

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IMA

IMA


Eötvös:

IMA

WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Sylvain Cambreling

Cosmos

Andreas Grau (piano), Götz Schumacher (piano)

Correspondence

Pellegrini Quartet


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Kosmos

Kosmos


Bartók:

7 Pieces for Two Pianos

Crumb, G:

Makrokosmos IV (Celestial Mechanics)

Eötvös:

Kosmos

Kurtág:

Játékok

Stockhausen:

Tierkreis, Op. 41


GrauSchumacher Piano Duo

This CD includes works by George Crumb, György Kurtág, Stockhausen, Bartók and Peter Eötvös. Andreas Grau and Götz Schumacher reach out towards the stars. The central idea of their latest recital is a hiemal and glistening vision of a young Peter Eötvöson how the cosmos comes into existence and decays. It is a journey through musical worlds.

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Musica Viva 15

Musica Viva 15


Eötvös:

Cap-ko

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano/keyboard), Paul Jeukendrup (digital-piano programming)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Peter Eötvös

Smolka:

Walden, the Distiller of Celestial Dews

Wolfram Winkel (percussion)

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Peter Eötvös

Zimmermann, B A:

Concerto for violin and large orchestra

Martin Mumelter (violin)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Peter Eötvös


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Péter Eötvös

Péter Eötvös


Eötvös:

Intervalles-Intérieurs

UMZE Chamber Ensemble

Windsequenzen

Klangforum Wien


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Péter Eötvös: Concertos

Péter Eötvös: Concertos


Eötvös:

Seven

Akiko Suwanai (violin)

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Levitation

Richard Hosford, John Bradbury (clarinet)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Cap-ko

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra


The three concerti on this disc were written in three consecutive years, all to commission. Another point they have in common is that each work takes as its starting point some kind of programme, which significantly determined both the method of composition and the sound. Eötvös also drew freely on his own musical and extra-musical experiences in depicting the dramatic situations, and presenting emotional states, using illustrative musical elements.

Seven, a violin concerto written in 2006, is in memory to the seven astronauts who died in the tragic accident of space shuttle Columbia on 1 February 2003. Levitation is reflecting on Eötvös’ recurrent childhood dream of rising up in a kneeling position, gliding through the air, over the objects on the ground. The basic idea for CAP-KO (an abbreviation of Concerto for Acoustic Piano, Keyboard and Orchestra) is a texture Bartók was fond of and often used in his piano concertos.

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