Patricia Kopatchinskaja: Bartok, Eotvos, Ligeti

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Label: NAIVE
Catalog: V5285
Format: CD

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin) Peter Eötvös

Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112 Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Eötvös: Seven Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Ligeti: Violin Concerto Ensemble Modern

This is the fourth recording by Patricia Kopatchinskaja on naïve; the second in the concerto repertoire. The collaboration with conductor/composer Peter Eötvos and the programme is an intense series of connections. Between Bartok, Ligeti, Eotvos and Kopatchinskaja, there are many links: Hungary, the land of the 3 composers featured; Peter Eötvos was the conductor of the first performance of the second version of Ligeti violin concerto, in 1992, with Ensemble Modern; Patricia Kopatchinakaja and Peter Eötvös have been working together for 4 years, performing several concertos, including those recorded here. Beyond those connections, this recording features 2 highs from 20th century violin repertoire and the world premiere recording of Eötvös’ 'Seven' which refers to the loss of the Columbia space shuttle in 2003, and which caused the death of all seven of its occupants. “Between heaven and earth, past and future, I sank for a moment into the Hungarian cosmos and sensed whispers, fragments and signs of living and immortal souls. From light and darkness, dream and wakefulness, music burst forth.” Patricia Kopatchinskaja

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