Love Beyond Death
Format: COMPACT DISC
Günter, Marie Rosa; Beck, Benjamin
The first CD recording of the duo Benjamin Beck (viola) and Marie Rosa Gunter , released by GENUIN, extends beyond all horizons – namely, from a perspective that links this world with the hereafter and that asks about the possibilities of eternal love. Beck's velvety yet pithy viola tone coaxes out the nuances that make the thoughtful compositions of Robert Schumann, Ralph Vaughan-William, Sergei Prokofiev and Benjamin Britten so appealing. And with music from three centuries, this CD is by no means monotonous since it is about artistic realizations of borderline human experiences. Among these, a composition by Francois-Hugues Leclair, which is available on this CD as a world premiere recording and is dedicated to Benjamin Beck, is of particular importance.