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ARTIST
TITLE
Violin:Piano
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ERGODOS 020CD ERGODOS 020CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/16/2016

2015 release. An album of chamber music by South Africa-born composer Kevin Volans, Violin:Piano features luminous, absorbing performances from violinist Waldo Alexander and pianist Jill Richards. Violin:Piano features premiere recordings of three major duos from 2009 - "Violin:Piano", "Etude 9" for piano and electronics, and "Viola:Piano" - as well as the violin solo "Passi Leggieri", originally composed for Norwegian hardanger fiddle in 2003. Sensitively performed by two experienced interpreters of Volans's music, this music is all about the contour of the moment. From its first sumptuous gesture, each piece absorbs completely, promising an adventure of luminous beauty. "Collaboration with Kronos Quartet boosted the public profile of Kevin Volans. That level of exposure doesn't suit a composer who is too flexible to be locked into expectations. On this absorbing release violinist Waldo Alexander and pianist Jill Richards interpret relatively new pieces." -- The Wire, December 2015.