Time & Eternity

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Time & Eternity

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Camerata Bern

£10.95

As with so many of her recent projects, on violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s latest album, ‘Time & Eternity’, context is everything. At a basic level, it couples two minor masterpieces of the 20th-century violin concerto repertoire. Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Concerto funebre (1939, rev. 1959) and Frank Martin’s Polyptyque are both scored for solo violin and strings, ideal fare for Kopatchinskaja and the Camerata Bern, of which she recently became artistic director. Judging by the results on this disc, it’s a marriage made in heaven.Hartmann’s Concerto was written in response to the early years of Nazi terror in Germany, and to the Nazi oc... read more

As with so many of her recent projects, on violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s latest album, ‘Time & Eternity’, context is everything. At a basic level, it couples two minor masterpieces of the 20th-century violin concerto repertoire. Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Concerto funebre (1939, rev. 1959) and Frank Martin’s Polyptyque are both scored for so... read more

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