- Season 19 Shows
- Duo Gazzana - Tonu Korvits - Robert Schumann - Edvard Grieg
Duo Gazzana - Tonu Korvits - Robert Schumann - Edvard Grieg
Prior recordings by Duo Gazzana have seen the Italian sisters garner much praise and critical acclaim for their “imaginative playing, and willingness to color outside the customary lines” (Fanfare). The BBC Music Magazine called their interpretation of César Franck’s Violin Sonata “a masterclass”, and the German Spiegel magazine considers them “one of the most interesting new chamber duos, capable of successfully linking seemingly disparate artists like Ligeti, Ravel, and Messiaen with conviction.” In a continued balancing act of combining inventive contemporary works with traditional classical repertoire on ECM New Series, this time the duo of Italian sisters Gazzana ventures back to the 19th century for impassioned interpretations of Robert Schumann’s Sonata op. 105 and Edvard Grieg’s Sonata op. 45. Premiere recordings of Estonian composer Tõnu Kõrvits’s Stalker Suite and notturni, each in four movements, make up the contemporary part of the program.
1 Kõrvits: Stalker Suite / I. Into the Zone
2 II. The Room
3 III. Monologue
4 IV. Waterfall
5 Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 / I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
6 II. Allegretto
7 III. Lebhaft
8 Kõrvits: Notturni / I.
12 Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 / I. Allegro molto ed appassionato
13 II. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
14 III. Allegro animato