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Remains: Schubert, Stravinsky, Auerbach

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
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Available
Release Date:
16-10-2020
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Barcode:
608917722123
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
EPRC0034
Remains: Schubert, Stravinsky, Auerbach
Remains: Schubert, Stravinsky, Auerbach

Description

Remains is the second album by Jolente De Maeyer and Nikolaas Kende, after Kreutzer Sonata (2016). It is a reflection on how the remains of the past inspire and influence our fast-changing world.

Both Stravinsky and Auerbach faced the difficulties of their time and society and chose to seek a future in a different world by deciding to leave their homeland, Russia. Stravinsky first became a French citizen in 1934 and, after fleeing the upcoming war in Europe to settle in America, an American citizen in 1939. Auerbach was still in her teens when she was one of the last artists to defect from the Soviet Union during a concert tour in America in 1991.

Although both composers found a unique, personal and visionary style in their compositions, often inspired by modern times and their new surroundings, one can hear how much inspiration they found in music from the past and in their Russian background. They were acclaimed for their style everywhere; Stravinsky became one of the most important composers of the 20th century and Auerbach is celebrated as one of the leading composers of the 21st century.

How different, by contrast, was Schubert's life. He never abandoned his city of birth, Vienna, and only received the acclaim he deserved after his death. He too dreamed of a better world, but was only to reach that place in his music. He built on the Viennese musical tradition and developed a unique style of composing, but his compositions were largely misunderstood during his short life. Schubert composed his Fantasy in the last year of his life, a year full of despair and rejection. One of the key elements of Schubert's Fantasy is a love song he had written earlier called Sei mir gegrüsst, based on a poem by Friedrich Rückert.

Despite all the misfortune and misunderstanding that befell Schubert, a hope for a utopian world remained with him to the end. The music of all three composers inspires us to dream of other worlds, fantasy worlds with remains of the past.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Stravinsky: Suite Italienne - I. Introduzione
  3. Stravinsky: Suite Italienne - II. Serenata
  4. Stravinsky: Suite Italienne - III. Tarantella
  5. Stravinsky: Suite Italienne - IV. Gavotta con due Variazioni
  6. Stravinsky: Suite Italienne - V. Scherzino
  7. Stravinsky: Suite Italienne - VI. Minuetto e Finale
  8. Auerbach: 24 Preludes for violin and piano - No. 2 in A minor
  9. Auerbach: 24 Preludes for violin and piano - No. 3 in G major
  10. Auerbach: 24 Preludes for violin and piano - No. 4 in E minor
  11. Auerbach: 24 Preludes for violin and piano - No. 8 in F sharp minor
  12. Auerbach: 24 Preludes for violin and piano - No. 10 in C sharp minor
  13. Auerbach: 24 Preludes for violin and piano - No. 11 in B major
  14. Auerbach: 24 Preludes for violin and piano - No. 14 in E flat minor
  15. Auerbach: 24 Preludes for violin and piano - No. 15 in C sharp major
  16. Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D 934 (Op. posth. 159) - I. Andante moderato
  17. Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D 934 (Op. posth. 159) - II. Allegretto
  18. Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D 934 (Op. posth. 159) - III. Andantino
  19. Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D 934 (Op. posth. 159) - IV. Allegro vivace
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