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23 August 2011
Spannende interpretaties van Moscheles’ bewerkingen
Op dit album laten Jelena Očić en Federico Lovato vijf van de tien preludes horen die de grote 19e eeuwse pianist Ignaz Moscheles heeft bewerkt. Het zijn onder andere Bachs Wohltemperiertem Klavier en Carl Czerny’s versie van de "Kreutzer Sonate" voor piano en cello van Beethoven. Paul Hindemiths dramatische Sonate op. 11 Nr. 3 maakt de ongewone reeks compleet.
Het duo Očić -Lovato overtuigt weer met dit hoogstaande album en een hoge muzikale, spannende toegang tot deze meesterwerken. Ocic treedt internationaal op als soliste met kamer en filharmonische orkesten. Pianist Lovato is kamermuzikant maar treedt ook op als solist. Zijn repertoire strekt zich uit van het vroege classicisme tot aan hedendaagse klassieke muziek. Jelena Očić’ warme en diepe cello geluid en spannende interpretaties kunnen weer beluisterd worden op deze opname met Federico Lovato.
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.
Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.
Paul Hindemith studied violin at the Dr Hoch's Konservatorium of Frankfurt and played from 1915 to 1923 in the Frankfurt opera. From 1921 to 1929 he played viola in the Amar Quarter, where he was advocate for contemporary music. Throughout the years, he held multiple positions as teachers, but he remained most popular as a violist. During the Second Worldwar he fleed to the USA and was given the American nationality in 1948, Later, he returned to Europe to teach at the university of Zürich.
His use rhythm, called "Motorik" by himself (a combination of Motor and Musik) is piercing, and at times even tormenting. It echoes the arrival of industralisation and the motor, as Hindemith opposes any form of sentimentality, psychology or personality. This way, Hinemith created shrill, neoclassicistic music (Gebrauchsmusik, music with a social or political aim). His body of works is quite extensive, with more than 100 compositions in all kinds of genres. Even though he was an advocate of contemporary music, he never felt affiliated with dodecaphony. He wrote several theoretic treatises, among which his Unterweisung im Tonsatz from 1937 in which Hindemith offers several systems in which the tension between intervals, harmony and melody is analysed and elevated into a compositional technique.