Patricia Kopatchinskaja: Rapsodia | Naive V5193

Patricia Kopatchinskaja: Rapsodia

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Label: Naive

Cat No: V5193

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 4th October 2010

Contents

About

The exciting young Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaya, who early in 2010 won a BBC Music Magazine Award for her recording of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, is here joined by a small group of musicians including her mother, also a violinist, and father - a renowned cimbalom player, in a selection of pieces that reflect Eastern European folk and Gypsy traditions. Amongst the composers represented are Enescu, Ligeti, Kurtág, and Ravel.

One of the few pieces to feature the cimbalom as a main instrument in the standard classical repertoire is György Kurtág’s 8 Duos for Violin and Cimbalom. Kurtág comes from a part of Hungary close to Romania, and his music in these short pieces is steeped in the folk tradition of both countries.

The Romanian composer George Enescu’s music is celebrated for its Gypsy rhythms and these elements come to the fore in his Third Violin Sonata.

"Rapsodia" was the name of the former band of Patricia Kopatchinskaya's father Victor Kopatchinsky, one of the most famous cimbalom players of his generation. Her parents were constantly travelling with their ensemble, playing 300 concerts every year - in the Kremlin for the government and the generals, in factories and prisons, and in Siberia, North Africa, and Latin America.
International Record Review Outstanding Gramophone Editor's Choice

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