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Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner's
Janáček, Kurtág and Bartók -
heard by
ANDREW SCHARTMANN

'... a delightful array of sensitive performances ...'

signs, games + messages - Jennifer Koh, Shai Wosner. © 2013 Cedille Records

Violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner preface their new album of works by Janáček, Kurtág, and Bartók with the following words: 'Each work on this album inhabits two worlds: the influence of folklore on one hand and the composer's striking originality on the other'. Seen in this light, their project navigates a delicate merger between modernism and old-world sounds. The result is a delightful array of sensitive performances — eminently colourful interpretations of pieces that rarely get the airtime they deserve.

Janáček's Sonata for Violin and Piano features passages of sustained lyricism combined with sudden outbursts — deviations from the trodden path...

Copyright © 1 December 2014 Andrew Schartmann,
Connecticut USA

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JENNIFER KOH AND SHAI WOSNER - SIGNS, GAMES + MESSAGES

JENNIFER KOH

LEOS JANACEK

BELA BARTOK

CEDILLE RECORDS

NEW YORK

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

VIOLIN MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

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