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Tigran Mansurian: Quasi Parlando

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Anja Lechner, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Candida Thompson

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Double Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and String Orchestra  
1.1
I. Largo concentrando
Tigran Mansurian; Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Anja Lechner; Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson
13:09
1.2
II. Largo sostenuto
Tigran Mansurian; Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Anja Lechner; Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson
9:38
1.3
Romance for Violin and String Orchestra
Tigran Mansurian; Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson
9:24
1.4
Quasi parlando for Violoncello and String Orchestra
Tigran Mansurian; Anja Lechner; Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson
8:00
Concerto No. 2 "Four Serious Songs" for Violin and String Orchestra  
1.5
I. Andante con moto
Tigran Mansurian; Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson
6:20
1.6
II. Andante mosso, agitato
Tigran Mansurian; Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson
7:44
1.7
III. Allegro vivace
Tigran Mansurian; Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson
1:08
1.8
IV. Con moto, molto semplice
Tigran Mansurian; Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson
7:10
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    62:33
"... spellbinding ... both soloists luxuriously capture the composer's fluctuating twilight luminosity." - Los Angeles Times "Lechner and Kopatchinskaja's virtuosity shines ... Lechner's strings reverberate wistfully while Kopatchinskaja's mellifluous violin glides in hypnotic patterns ... serves as an overview of the composer's uniformly superb career." - All About Jazz "The emotional acuity of Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s playing is further demonstrated ... the spacious yet never remote sound (is) up to ECM’s customary standards. Those intent on exploring the music of this arresting figure could well start here." - Gramophone Released to celebrate the great Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian’s 75th birthday in 2014, this ECM New Series album opens with the fiercely-concentrated Double Concerto and proceeds to more recent music performed by its dedicatees: the lyrical Romance is dedicated to Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja while the intensely expressive title work is dedicated to German cellist Anja Lechner. Both are premiere recordings, as is the Concerto No. 2, again showcasing Kopatchinskaja, which concludes the programme. Throughout, the soloists and the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, led by Candida Thompson, deliver committed, highly praised performances.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM New Series Studio Masters

Recorded October 2012 at Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam Tonmeister: Peter Laenger, Stephan Schellmann Liner photos: Peter Laenger, Roberto Masotti (p. 1), Willem de Bordes (p. 13), Renee Nowytarger (p. 14) Design: Sascha Kleis Produced by Manfred Eicher

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