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Anna Gourari - Elusive Affinity [Ecm New Series 2612] (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))

Anna Gourari - Elusive Affinity [Ecm New Series 2612] (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))
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Anna Gourari - Elusive Affinity [Ecm New Series 2612] (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))

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Anna Gourari - Elusive Affinity [Ecm New Series 2612] (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))
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Anna Gourari - Elusive Affinity [Ecm New Series 2612] (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))

In this imaginatively shaped and sensitively played album –her third for ECM -Russian pianist Anna Gourariexplores musical connections and influences extending across the arts.Three suites of contemporary music are heard here.Alfred Schnittke'sFive Aphorisms(1990) draw impulses from the poetry of his friend Joseph Brodsky.RodionShchedrin'sDiary -Seven Pieces(2002) dedicated to Gourariand inspired by her playing, reflects the life of a pianist and composer.Wolfgang Rihm'ssequence oftombeaux, Zwiesprache(1999) pays tribute to musicologists Alfred Schleeand Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht, conductor Paul Sacher, and art sociologist Hermann Wiesler. Threaded between the cycles are two GiyaKancheliminiatures drawn from theatre and movie music, as well as ArvoPärt'searly tintinnabuli-styleVariations for the Healing of Arinuschka(1977).Gourari'sinvestigation of artistic affinities is framed with Bach's transcriptions of Venetian composers Antonio Vivaldi and Alessandro Marcello: "Anna Gourarimakes these Bach slow movements, too, ours," Paul Griffiths writes in the liner notes. "And the newer music is cherished and invigorated."

Tracklistings:

01 J.S. Bach_Concertoin g-minor, BWV 975 –Largo

02 Schnittke_FiveAphorisms -Moderato assai

03 Schnittke_FiveAphorisms -Allegretto

04 Schnittke_FiveAphorisms -Lento

05 Schnittke_FiveAphorisms -Senza tempo

06 Schnittke_FiveAphorisms -Grave

07 Kancheli_Pianopiece No. 15

08 Shchedrin_Diary-Seven pieces -Sostenuto assai

09 Shchedrin_Diary-Seven pieces -L'istessotempo

10 Shchedrin_Diary-Seven pieces -Allegretto moderato (in ritmo)

11 Shchedrin_Diary-Seven pieces -Allegro, ma non troppo

12 Shchedrin_Diary-Seven pieces -Lento, sempre pocorubato

13 Shchedrin_Diary-Seven pieces -Presto leggiero

14 Shchedrin_Diary-Seven pieces -Sostenuto allacampana

15 Pärt_VariationenzurGesundungvon Arinuschka

16 Rihm_Zwiesprache-Alfred Schleein memoriam

17 Rihm_Zwiesprache-Paul Sacher in memoriam

18 Rihm_Zwiesprache-Heinrich Klotz in memoriam

19 Rihm_Zwiesprache-Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht in memoriam

20 Rihm_Zwiesprache-Hermann Wieslerin memoriam

21 Kancheli_Pianopiece No. 23

22 J.S.Bach_Concertoin d-minor, BWV 974 -Adagio

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UPC 0028948181315
Release Date 24 May 2019
Brand N/A
Artist Anna Gourari
Title Elusive Affinity [Ecm New Series 2612]
Format CD ALBUM (1 DISC)
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