Performed by the Vienna Philharmonic and conducted by Pierre Boulez and Eötvös, this CD presents two major works by Friedrich Cerha.
The percussion has all been ‘tuned’ to specific pitches, making this a true masterpiece in music making.
3rd June 2012
“splendid live accounts. Cerha had the electrifying soloist Martin Grubinger in mind: he makes the perhaps odd idea of putting percussion in a concerto role seem violently necessary...Impulse is complex, variegated, “polynomial” (to use Cerha’s word), post-Bergianly turbulent in the main, and gripping.”