Ensemble Intercontemporain play Bartok & Ligeti | Alpha ALPHA217

Ensemble Intercontemporain play Bartok & Ligeti

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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA217

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 13th November 2015

Contents

Artists

Jerome Comte (clarinet)
Diego Tosi (violin)
Sebastien Vichard (piano)
Gilles Durot (percussion)
Samuel Favre (percussion)
Dimitri Vassilakis (piano)
Hideki Nagano (piano)
Pierre Strauch (cello)
Jeanne-Marie Conquer (violin)
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Conductor

Matthias Pintscher

Works

Bartok, Bela

Contrasts, Sz111 BB116
Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion, BB115 Sz110

Ligeti, Gyorgy

Cello Concerto
Piano Concerto
Violin Concerto

Artists

Jerome Comte (clarinet)
Diego Tosi (violin)
Sebastien Vichard (piano)
Gilles Durot (percussion)
Samuel Favre (percussion)
Dimitri Vassilakis (piano)
Hideki Nagano (piano)
Pierre Strauch (cello)
Jeanne-Marie Conquer (violin)
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Conductor

Matthias Pintscher

About

Alpha is launching a collaboration with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and its new artistic director, composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher.

This new series will alternate 20th-century landmarks and new works, providing an opportunity to show to advantage the great quality of the EIC musicians in the major masterpieces of the last century and to discover scores by composers of the 21st century.

Contents:
CD 1 Belá Bartók
- Contrasts, Sz.111
Jérôme Comte (clarinet), Diego Tosi (violin), Sébastien Vichard (piano)

- Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Sz.110
Gilles Durot (percussion), Samuel Favre (percussion), Dimitri Vassilakis (piano), Sébastien Vichard (piano)

CD 2 György Ligeti
- Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Hidéki Nagano (piano)

- Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Pierre Strauch (cello)

- Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Jeanne-Marie Conquer (violin)

Reviews

In this disc of 20th-century Hungarian music, Bartok's Contrasts lives up to its title, with tangy playing in the outer movements and a fittingly smoother approach in the central 'Piheno' (Relaxation). [...] Others may have taken the Vivace of Ligeti's Piano Concerto at more of a lick, but the precision here packs a punch, and there's a sheer sense of fun as the final two movements develop into wild jam sessions. [...] Jeanne-Marie Conquer captures the lyrical nature of the Violin Concerto, especially in the beautiful second movement. Martin Cotton
BBC Music Magazine February 2016
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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