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ARTIST
TITLE
Schrift-Um-Schrift
FORMAT
CD/SACD

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CATALOG #
NEOS 11032CD NEOS 11032CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/2/2013

Featured works: Wolfgang Rihm: Schrift-Um-Schrift (1993/2007) and Béla Bartók: Sonata For Two Pianos And Percussion (1937). Performed by GrauSchumacher Piano Duo; Franz Schindlbeck, Jan Schlichte (percussion). "In Wolfgang Rihm's Schrift-Um-Schrift there is a successive development of discrete musical events and attenuated sounds, transformed into a complex, atrophied space. Filled with echoes and resonances which are in turn multicolored, glistening and occasionally subdued vibrations and susurrations, it contains many 'over-written' pre-events, as Rihm remarks in his commentary on the piece: 'The musical environment out of which the work emerges is a labyrinthine field, a group that is entropic -- criss-crossing and rejecting itself as new parts undergo genesis. It is a nature-like process, one not planned.' Béla Bartók treats the pianos as percussion instruments -- in their orchestral guise, so to speak -- in the sonata, such that together they become a force equal to the striking sounds of the individual percussion instruments. An exceptionally-fine sense of formal proportion, and a masterful balance of chromatic and diatonic material, is notable in this piece." Stereo/multichannel hybrid SACD that can be played on any CD player.