Roberto Gerhard - Leo, Gemini, Libra, Concerto for 8 | Neos Music NEOS11110

Roberto Gerhard - Leo, Gemini, Libra, Concerto for 8

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Label: Neos Music

Cat No: NEOS11110

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 31st March 2014

Contents

Artists

Rahel Cunz (violin)
Christoph Keller (piano)
Collegium Novum Zurich

Conductor

Peter Hirsch

Works

Gerhard, Roberto

Concerto for 8
Gemini
Leo
Libra

Artists

Rahel Cunz (violin)
Christoph Keller (piano)
Collegium Novum Zurich

Conductor

Peter Hirsch

About

One can occasionally puzzle over why some music of high quality is hardly noticed in musical life, only finding its way into the repertoire with difficulty, if at all, and this is case of the works of Roberto Gerhard.

The works recorded here were all composed during the 1960s. In them, one recognises a musical handwriting with roots in the classics of modernism - it succeeds in forming the kind of synthesis, so pronouncedly realised by Stravinsky, of methods schooled by Schönberg with concertante elements and a rhythmical and sonorous sententiousness. “Dodecaphonic, but human and even a bit divine” – as Frank Harders-Wuthenow entitled an essay dedicated to Gerhard

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