DUO Violin-Cello: Ravel, Kodaly, Bartok, Xenakis & Vasks | IBS Classical IBS92020

DUO Violin-Cello: Ravel, Kodaly, Bartok, Xenakis & Vasks

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Label: IBS Classical

Cat No: IBS92020

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 2nd October 2020

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Regarding the music chosen, it would be impossible not to include, in an album like this one, the two great pillars of the repertoire for these eight strings, Zoltán Kodály’s Duo and Maurice Ravel’s Sonata, an explosion of creativity after the dearth of repertoire for this kind of duo during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Both composers manage to dress their music in such an incredible way that this ensemble does not appear bare and the polyphony is complete.

In contrast to these two great works, we have chosen three pieces of easier and more emotive listening which, nevertheless, we feel are representative of the different vital issues reflected in their composition; from the spiritual conflict transmitted in Pēteris VasksCastillo Interior to the popular frenzy of Iannis Xenakis. Closing this album is our own arrangement of Béla Bartók’s Romanian Dances, providing our musical contribution to the repertoire for these two instruments.

The players live in Granada (Spain), working as a violinist for the Orchestra Ciudad de Granada and Orfi Saiz Vega is teacher at the Conservatory of Music. In addition to being combined with that of soloists and chamber recitals.

It is worth noting that, however incredible it may seem, the instruments used for this recording have been made by the hand of the violinist himself, Marc Paquin, a professional luthier as well as violinist.

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