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Arc II

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
11-11-2022
Barcode:
5060216346328
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
FHR128
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Description

This album strives to understand the varying ways composers comprehend grief, loss and death. How did they cope, their hearts broken, their peace gone? And how can we cope? In this combination of works Weiss has tried to follow the paths these great composers walked in their own grief. Their tracks lead us from death back towards life, from horror to hope.

Of his Arc album series, Orion Weiss explains: 'The arc of this recital trilogy is inverted, like a rainbow's reflection in water. Arc I's first steps here head downhill, beginning from hope and proceeding down to despair. The bottom of the journey, Arc II, is Earth's centre, grief, loss, the lowest we can reach. The return trip, Arc III, is one of excitement and renewal, filled with the joy of rebirth and the anticipation of a better future.'

"this is a nicely balanced performance with a luminous touch" - MusicWeb International

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin No.1 Prelude
  3. Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin No.2 Fugue
  4. Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin No. 3 Forlane
  5. Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin No. 4 Rigaudon
  6. Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin No.5 Menuet
  7. Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin No.6 Toccata
  8. Johannes Brahms: 16 Variations on a Theme by R. Schumann, Op. 9
  9. Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor, Op. 61 I. Allegretto
  10. Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor, Op. 61 II. Largo
  11. Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor, Op. 61 III. Moderato (con moto) ñ Allegretto con moto ñ Adagio ñ Moderato
  12. Johannes Brahms: 11 Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 No. 10 in A minor
  13. Johannes Brahms: 11 Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 No. 11 in F major
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