Stockhausen: Tierkreis, Berio: Sequenza, Canzoni
Catalog: WER 6749
Claudia BÃ¶ttcher (soprano), Jovita ZÃ¤hl (piano)
STOCKHAUSEN, K.:Tierkreis, KlavierstÃ¼ck IX;BERIO, L.:Sequenza III, Quattro Canzoni
Soprano Claudio BÃ¶ttcher and pianist Jovia ZÃ¤hl have worked as a duo since 2008. Their recording entitled Zeit(t)rÃ¤ume is dedicated to works by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Luciano Berio. Stockhausen's music box cycle Tierkreis (Zodiac) is presented here in a version for soprano and piano. In Berio's Sequenza III, based on a text by the Swiss writer Markus Kutter, a wealth of emotional states is expressed. Using the voice, the natural instrument of man, the text is articulated through sounds, syllables and words. Stockhausen's KlavierstÃ¼ck IX shows the characteristic principle of his serial thinking - to arbitrate gradually as well as organically between pairs of opposites. The special charm that characterizes Quattro Canzoni poplari is born out of Berio's fascinating interpretation of traditional folk songs.