- Gidon Kremer (Violin)
- Alois Posch (Double Bass)
- David Geringas (Cello)
- Tabea Zimmermann (Viola)
- Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
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The definitive 20th-century music series. 50 releases planned, featuring 50 iconic works, plus "fillers". 50 works you must know to understand the music of the 20th century. Coming in five waves of ten releases, one release from each decade of the century. Mentored by leading writer and critic NIGEL SIMEONE, who is responsible for the new booklet notes, which set out the context, introducing the composer and the work. Plus special 20C website with texts, timeline, music and pictures, and Nigel Simeone's "My 20th Century", plus blog. 20C - The perfect introduction to the music of an often turbulent and convulsive era. 50 must-hear works to understand the 20th century.
The series is presented in innovative, environmentally friendly digipacks (Mintpacks) - no plastic apart from the CDs themselves, and coming in at a very competitive price. Series curation by leading writer and critic NIGEL SIMEONE, who is responsible for the new booklet notes, which set out the context, introducing the composer and the work, quotes by composers, contributors and critics.
The booklet presents timeline of 20th-Century musical premieres. The striking graphic is printed on matte card, the whole is intended to resemble book (work) presentation, with the emphasis on the music rather than the artists. Booklets include new essays.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Bibliothekssaal, Polling, Oberbayern/Upper Bavaria (04/1987); Symphony Hall, Boston (04/1987); Bibliothekssaal, Polling, Oberbayern/Upper Bavaria (04/1988); Symphony Hall, Boston (04/1988).
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Elliot Carter: Symphonia - sum fluxae pretium spei; Clarinet Concerto / Michael Collins, clarinet
Anna Thorvaldsdottir (b.1977): Aeriality - 6 works for various sized ensembles / Frank Aarnink, Stefán Jón Bernharðsson, Sigurður Þorbergsson, Duo Harpverk, Tinna Þorsteinsdotti
Medtner: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 3 / Chloe Hanslip, violin; Igor Tchetuev, piano
Alban Berg: Three Orchestral Pieces, Op. 6; Seven Early Songs; Der Wein / Anne Sofie von Otter, soprano; Abbado
New Music with Guitar, Vol. 8 - works by Starobin, Lansky, Ruders, Crumb / David Starobin, Mari Yoshinaga, Patrick Mason, Daniel Druckman
Schumann: G minor Sonata; Waldszenen; Gesange der Fruhe / Mitsuko Uchida, piano
Bruno Maderna: Music in 2 Dimensions; Works with Flute / Roberto Fabbriciani
Mark Andre (b.1964): Piano Music - S1 for two piano, Un-fini III, iv 11a, iv 11b, Contrapunctus, iv 1 / Tomoko Hemmi & Yukiko Sugawara, piano
Schumann: Arrangements for Piano Duet, Vol. 2 - String Quartets Op. 41/1&2; Studies; 6 pieces, Op. 56 / Eckerle Piano Duo
Works DetailsGubaidulina, Sofia : Offertorium, concerto for violin & orchestra (3 versions)
- Performer: Gidon Kremer (Violin)
- Conductor: Charles Dutoit
- Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
- Running Time: 35 min. 43 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Form: Concerto
- Written: 1980-1986
Gubaidulina, Sofia : Hommage à T. S. Eliot, for soprano & octet
- Performers: Alois Posch (Double Bass); David Geringas (Cello); Gidon Kremer (Violin); Tabea Zimmermann (Viola); Isabelle van Keulen (Violin)
- Running Time: 32 min. 58 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Written: 1987-1991