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Adrian Robak: Reflexions

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Pre-Release
Release Date:
02-09-2022
Barcode:
5902547018485
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
DUX1848
Adrian Robak: Réflexions
Adrian Robak: Réflexions

Description

Reflexions is an extraordinary surprise for listeners. It contains premiere recordings of a young Polish composer, surprising both with an unusual selection of instruments and the richness of the compositional techniques and means of expression used.

The composer is Adrian Robak, born in 1979, a versatile artist, experimenting with the possibilities of instruments and their sound, departing from traditional, historical forms. On the CD, he combines instruments associated with early music harpsichord, viola da gamba (as well as its soprano 'sister' pardessus de viole), double bass and organ, rarely used in duets and usually associated only with sacred music. The musical possibilities of the instruments are explored in a whole range of compositional techniques, present in all four cycles of the presented compositions. The expressive intensity, achieved, among others, thanks to virtuoso passages, strong rhythm-driven factor, juxtaposed with lyrical fragments, with a large emotional load, expressed through a lively melodic line, makes this music full of passion and extraordinarily intense.

The harpsichord and organ part are performed by Anna Firlus, soloist and chamber musician, member of {oh!} orkiestra historyczna, while the viola da gamba, pardessus de viole and double bass are played by Krzysztof Firlus, a versatile musician, also associated with {oh!} orkiestra historyczna. Both are among the leading Polish artists dealing with both early and contemporary music. They have released a number of award-winning and critically acclaimed recordings. In addition, they are active performers and teachers.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Robak: Five Pieces For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord I. Prestissimo
  3. Robak: Five Pieces For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord II. Sostenuto
  4. Robak: Five Pieces For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord III. Agitato
  5. Robak: Five Pieces For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord IV. Largo E Calmo
  6. Robak: Five Pieces For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord V. Concitato
  7. Robak: Concerto For Pardessus De Viole And Harpsichord I
  8. Robak: Concerto For Pardessus De Viole And Harpsichord II
  9. Robak: Concerto For Pardessus De Viole And Harpsichord III
  10. Robak: Trois Inspirations Pour Lorgue I. ..ami Du Pauvre Et Du Riche, Sils Sont Vertueux
  11. Robak: Trois Inspirations Pour Lorgue II. ...A Degrossir La Pierre Brute
  12. Robak: Trois Inspirations Pour Lorgue III. ...et Depouille De Mes Metaux
  13. Robak: A A Recherche Dun Maître Pour Contrebasse Et Orgue - Reflexion Sur Lacacia Cest Un Arbre Qui Donne De Lombre Sur La Tombe Du Maitre...
  14. Robak: A A Recherche Dun Maître Pour Contrebasse Et Orgue - Feuilles Dacacias
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