Harrison Birtwistle: Chamber Music - Adrian Brendel (cello); Amy Freston (soprano); Lisa Batiashvili (violin); Roderick Williams (baritone); Till Fellner (piano)
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  1. Settings (3) of Lorine Niedecker, for soprano & cello
  2. Trio, for violin, cello & piano
  3. Bogenstrich, meditations on a poem of Rilke, for voice, cello & piano
  4. Settings (9) of Lorine Niedecker, for soprano & one instrument
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While Harrison Birtwistle has long been established as a composer of major works for the theater, he has maintained a connection to the humbler spheres of vocal and chamber music, writing modestly scaled works that, in substance and mood, are rarefied, reflective, and intimate. The two groups of settings of the poetry of Lorine Niedecker, composed for soprano and cello, have a spare quality reminiscent of Webern, and they possess a quiet, meditative stillness that comes from simplification of accompaniment and concentration ...

Harrison Birtwistle: Chamber Music 2014, ECM

UPC: 028947650508

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