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Wydawnictwo: Farao
Nr katalogowy: B 108108
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: luty 2021
EAN: 4025438081083
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna
Obszar (język): angielski
Instrumenty: fortepian, wiolonczela

Waterhouse: Skylla und Charybdis

Farao - B 108108
Kompozytor
Graham Waterhouse
Wykonawcy
Katharina Sellheim, piano
David Frühwirth, violin
Namiko Fuse, violin
Konstantin Sellheim, viola
Graham Waterhouse, cello
Nagrody i rekomendacje
 
Pizzicato 5
 
Rhapsodie Macabre
Bei Nacht, Op. 50
Trilogy
Bells of Beyond
Kolomyjka, Op. 3a
Skylla und Charybdis
These are the two sea monsters from Greek mythology guarding each side of the Strait of Messina. Odysseus and his sailors navigated this notorious stretch of water they had to steer a middle path between the monsters to avoid coming too close to the shore and in doing so, risking losing their lives.

“Choosing between Scylla and Charybdis is a metaphor which means »opting for the lesser of two evils«. The composer of today steers a similarly precarious path, facing questions such as: embracing or renouncing tradition; use of tonal centres or atonality; adhering to pre-conceived musical forms or use of narrative forms; allowing one instrument to dominate, or integrating them. In my mind the vision of the perilous and deadly Scylla and Charybdis mirrors these and other dilemmas facing composers, where possible danger may lie in store for those siding too closely with one extreme or the other.“

Graham Waterhouse

The result is an impressive album: fast-paced and lyrical, melancholic and mysterious, festive and hymnal. Music, in short, that delights in reconciling opposites.

Recorded at the Kupferhaus Planegg, Sep/Oct 2019

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