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GEN 17456 3.3.2017
18.90 €

Luciano Berio (1925–2003)  
Sequenza VIII per violino solo
Luciano Berio  
Sequenza VI per viola sola
Elliott Carter (1908–2012)  
Mnemosyné for Violin
Elliott Carter  
Figment IV for Viola
György Kurtág (*1926)  
from Signs, Games and Messages
Jan Müller-Wieland (*1966)  
Libero, fragile for Violin Solo
World Premiere Recording
Jan Müller-Wieland  
Himmelfahrt for Viola Solo
World Premiere Recording
   

Libero, fragile


Works by Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter,
György Kurtág and Jan Müller-Wieland

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Violinist and violist Elisabeth Kufferath sets out on a journey to the heart of sound in her first solo release with GENUIN. The program features works in which leading composers of the 20th and 21st centuries push the two instruments to their outermost limits. And the musician, hailing from Hamburg, takes palpable delight in the violin’s brilliance and the viola’s dark beauty: Luciano Berio's multidimensional sensuality, György Kurtág's luminous austerity, and not least, the thrilling discontinuities in two works by Jan Müller-Wieland, which Kufferath presents here in world premiere recordings. For intrepid explorers and dreamers!


Nominated for the German Records Critics' Award in the "Contemporary Music" category, Longlist 2/2017

Welt
"It is astonishing, the way Kufferath pivots between free and fragile, from heavenly chirping tenderness to bearing the earth’s burdens, how many colors and even more nuance her playing expresses."
Review by Manuel Brug in the Welt blog Brugs Klassiker, April 22 2017