Jennifer Koh & Shai Wosner's
Janáček, Kurtág and Bartók -
'... a delightful array of sensitive performances ...'
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...
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