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ARTIST
TITLE
Kosmos
FORMAT
CD/SACD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NEOS 20802CD NEOS 20802CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/2/2013

Featured works: George Crumb (1929): Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos IV), Cosmic Dances for amplified piano four hands (1979); Gyorgy Kurtag (1926): Játékok for piano four hands (1973 - ); Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007): Tierkreis - 12 Melodien der Sternzeichen for two pianos (1975-1976): Steinbock - Capricorn, Widder-Aries, Waage - Libra & Krebs - Cancer; Peter Eotvos (1944): Kosmos, Version for two pianos (1961/1999); Bela Bartok (1881-1945): Seven Pieces for Two Pianos (Nos. 1-7) from Mikrokosmos (1939). Performed by GrauSchumacher Piano Duo. "Andreas Grau and Götz Schumacher reach out towards the stars. The central idea of their latest recital is a hiemal and glistening vision of a young Péter Eötvös on how the cosmos comes into existence and decays. It is a journey through musical worlds. A sense of longing is inculcated and, as if from the depths of the universe, we observe the dance and song studies from the Mikrokosmos by Bela Bartok. Sounds produced by musical clocks in Tierkreis by Karlheinz Stockhausen are placed alongside flower pictures and constellations from Játékok (Games) by Gyorgy Kurtag. The final and most extensive sphere is the Makrokosmos IV (Celestial Mechanics) by George Crumb. These 'cosmic dances' strengthen with their foreign trimbres the fundamental sound of distance, stillness and loneliness." Stereo/multichannel hybrid SACD that can be played on any CD player.