Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Fazıl Say: Janacek - Brahms - Bartok
Klasyczna Muzyka Kameralna
premiera polska: 2023-01-22
opakowanie: Digipackowe etui
This new recording marks the reformation of the legendary duo of Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Fazil Say. The Moldovan violinist says the Turkish pianist ‘is a volcano, with an indomitable strength and energy’, while he emphasises the ‘freedom’ that her ‘spontaneous playing’ exudes: ‘At each concert, she creates a different character and tells a new story.’ The explosive duo presents a programme devoted to Bartók’s Violin Sonata no.1 (‘a marvel from start to finish, one of his finest works’, says Patkop), Brahms’s D minor Sonata (‘I imagine a feather in flight at the opening of the sonata’) and Janáček’s Sonata, ‘an extreme work, wounded and heart-rending’.
Financial Times * * * *
Of the three works, Bartók’s far-reaching Violin Sonata No 1 is the least often performed. Kopatchinskaja plays with nerve endings on edge in the violin’s lonely solo in the slow movement and the almost ferocious folk-like realism of her performance provides a compelling climax to a collection that takes nothing for granted
Every phrase [of the Bartók] is sharply characterised – as well as powerfully gestural – and their playing is as volatile as the music itself.
Sunday Times * * * *
The duo’s latest recordings don’t spring any nasty surprises. Certainly, the physicality and the brusqueness of bowing and fingering are here. But there is nothing wilfully wayward or showboaty in the playing.
you might expect these two to emphasise the explosive contrasts and heart-on-sleeve richness respectively [of the Janáček and Brahms], but instead it’s the tenderness with which Kopatchinskaja especially approaches them that leaves a big impression.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Fazıl Say (piano)
Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1, BB 84, Sz. 75
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Janáček: Violin Sonata
wydano: 6th Jan 2023
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- Leos Janacek [1854-1928], Johannes Brahms [1833-1897], Bela Bartok [1881-1945]
- Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Fazıl Say
- Janacek - Brahms - Bartok
- Data premiery