String Trios
Title:

String Trios

Artists:

Ensemble Epomeo

Release Date:

27th October 2014

Cat No:

AV2315

Price:

£12.49

Summary:

Following their critically acclaimed debut recording of the complete string trios of Hans Gál and Hans Krása, which garnered a Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Ensemble Epomeo turns to music by Eastern European and Russian composers written in the latter half of the 20th century. Each work bears a distinct personal compositional stamp, providing for captivating listening and enlightening contrasts: the Polish Penderecki’s dramatic and lyrical String Trio of 1990 – 91, the Russian compositional giant Schnittke’s String Trio of 1985, the haunting Trio of the increasingly recognised and respected Weinberg from 1950, and the ever-enigmatic Hungarian Kurtág, whose continuously evolving signs, games and messages represent a collection of highly individual miniatures.

Tracklist:

Alfred Schnittke (1934 – 98)
String Trio (26.34)
1. I. Moderato (14.25)
2. II. Adagio (12.09)
Mieczieslaw Weinberg (1919 – 96)
String Trio (17.16)
3. I. Allegro con moto (7.14)
4. II. Andante (5.11)
5. III. Moderato assai (4.51)
György Kurtág (b. 1926)
signs, games, and messages (11.37)
6. Virag az ember (1.46)
7. Perpetuum mobile (1.26)
8. Ligatura Y 
(2.35)
9. Jelek VI (0.49)
10. Virag – Zsigmondy Denesnek (1.57)
11. Pizzicato-keringo 
(1.41)
12. Hommage a J.S.B. (1.23)
Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933)
String Trio (14.40)
13. I. Allegro molto (9.26)
14. II. Vivace (5.14)
Total time: 71.21

Recorded 6-10 February 2014 at Bengrove House, Somerset, England
Recording produced, engineered and edited by Simon Fox-Gál

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