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Wydawnictwo: Lawo Classics
Nr katalogowy: LWC 1124
Nośnik: 3 CD
Data wydania: kwiecień 2017
EAN: 7090020181363
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Epoka muzyczna: romantyzm
Obszar (język): czeski
Instrumenty: skrzypce, fortepian
Rodzaj: kwartet

Janacek: The Kreutzer Sonata & Intimate Letters

Lawo Classics - LWC 1124
Jon Gjesme, violin
Ingrid Andsnes, piano
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra / Terje Tonnsen
Nagrody i rekomendacje
ICMA Award Nomination Pizzicato Supersonic BBC Music Choice
CD 1:
Leos Janacek:
String Quartet No. 1, The Kreutzer Sonata
String Quartet No. 2, Intimate Letters

CD 2:
Leo Tolstoy:
The Kreutzer Sonata - Dramatisation in English

CD 3:
Leo Tolstoy:
The Kreutzer Sonata - Dramatisation in Norwegian
The idea of arranging Janá?ek’s two string quartets for string orchestra has implicated two different approaches for me. The first is timbral; while the quartets’ ever-changing dramatics make it challenging to ‘resonate’ with the solo instruments in a string quartet, the collective sound of the orchestra adds a new dimension to the music. The other approach was to incorporate Leo Tolstoy´s novella The Kreutzer Sonata into Janá?ek’s music of the same name, and thereby introduce a new form of drama. In his quartet, Janá?ek does not follow the storyline of Tolstoy’s novella as closely as Arnold Schoenberg once did with his musical setting of Richard Dehmel’s poem, Verklärte Nacht. However Janácek’s writing brings on intense emotions with strong linguistic and theatrical gestures, which, in my opinion, would be further reinforced in direct connection with the novella. Tentatively, we introduced a selection of quotes from the novella in our concerts and this eventually led to the idea of developing a radio drama performance. In this arrangement, the quartet’s four movements are performed in their entirety, ‘strategically’ positioned in four crucial points in the story, while parts of the music also serve as a dramatic foundation for the text. In the process of text adaptation, the novella´s plot and emotional aspects were given priority over its philosophical considerations.

Recorded in Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo, 4-7 June 2014

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