Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra... Michael Hersch: End Stages & Violin Concerto

Michael Hersch: End Stages & Violin Concerto

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra...

Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on July 6, 2018 by New Focus Recordings

Main artist: Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Genre: Classical

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Album : 1 disk - 12 tracks Total length : 00:53:02

    Violin Concerto (Michael Hersch)
  1. 1 I. —

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin - International Contemporary Ensemble - Tito Muñoz, Conductor - Michael Hersch, ComposerMainArtist Copyright : (C) 2018 New Focus Recordings (P) 2018 New Focus Recordings

  2. 2 II. —

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin - International Contemporary Ensemble - Tito Muñoz, Conductor - Michael Hersch, ComposerMainArtist Copyright : (C) 2018 New Focus Recordings (P) 2018 New Focus Recordings

  3. 3 III. —

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin - International Contemporary Ensemble - Tito Muñoz, Conductor - Michael Hersch, Composer MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2018 New Focus Recordings (P) 2018 New Focus Recordings

  4. 4 IV. —

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin - International Contemporary Ensemble - Tito Muñoz, Conductor - Michael Hersch, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 New Focus Recordings (P) 2018 New Focus Recordings

  5. end stages
  6. 5 I. —

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Michael Hersch, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 New Focus Recordings (P) 2018 New Focus Recordings

  7. 6 II. —

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Michael Hersch, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 New Focus Recordings (P) 2018 New Focus Recordings

  8. 7 III. —

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Michael Hersch, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 New Focus Recordings (P) 2018 New Focus Recordings

  9. 8 IV. —

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Michael Hersch, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 New Focus Recordings (P) 2018 New Focus Recordings

  10. 9 V. —

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Michael Hersch, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 New Focus Recordings (P) 2018 New Focus Recordings

  11. 10 VI. —

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Michael Hersch, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 New Focus Recordings (P) 2018 New Focus Recordings

  12. 11 VII. —

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Michael Hersch, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 New Focus Recordings (P) 2018 New Focus Recordings

  13. 12 VIII. —

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Michael Hersch, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 New Focus Recordings (P) 2018 New Focus Recordings

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While the Violin Concerto from 2016 by Michael Hersch (born 1971) seems like a frightful chaos, the work soon takes a more linear and legible turn, even though its content remains tremendously violent from end to end, even in those less frenetic passages where the melodic line seems to warn of impending danger... The work was commissioned by violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who is an ardent supporter of music less ordinary, which requires nerve and endurance. As for end stages (all lower case in the title) from 2017, it explores the "end stages" of musical discourse, an apparent allusion by the composer to the illness and deaths of loved ones which have dogged him for years. The eight movements, far from fading away, give the impression of slowly closing in on themselves. The famous Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, to which the work is dedicated, performs it here. As it is wonted to do, the ensemble plays without a conductor, which is a terrific tour de force, given a score of such complexity. But as each musician is forced to listen to the other, the concentration is extreme – and it shows. © SM/Qobuz

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