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Hommage à Horatiu Radulescu

Format:
Super Audio CD
No of Discs:
3
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
01-02-2019
Label:
Barcode:
4260063118050
Packaging:
Box Set
Catalog Number:
NEOS11805-07
Hommage à Horatiu Radulescu
Hommage à Horatiu Radulescu

Description

On the tenth anniversary of Horatiu Radulescu's death on 25 September 2018, NEOS presents a comprehensive document of a wonderful artistic friendship: the complete recording of Radulescu's piano music, featuring the pianist Ortwin Sturmer.

Horatiu Radulescu, born in Bucharest on 7 January, lived in French exile from 1969 and became one of the leading exponents of spectralism; nonetheless, his music also has unmistakable roots in his home country of Romania. He was considered a sonic magician, a 'philosopher of sound'.

One of his decisive encounters, in 1990, was with Ortwin Sturmer; it was for him that Radulescu composed the second, third and fourth of the Zen-inspired Lao tzu Sonatas, as well as the large-scale piano concerto The Quest. It would have been wrong not to include the latter in this SACD box set with the same musicians as the premiere, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra under Lother Zagrosek.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Omaggio A Domenico Scarlatti
  3. Sixth Piano Sonata Return To The Source Of Light: I. Use Your Own Light. Allegro
  4. Sixth Piano Sonata Return To The Source Of Light: II. Kalotrope Of The Eternal. Cantabile
  5. Piano Sonata Settle Your Dust, This Is The Primal Identity: I. The Path Into The Light Seems Dark
  6. Piano Sonata Settle Your Dust, This Is The Primal Identity: II. Darkness Within Darkness The Gateway To All Understanding
  7. Piano Sonata Settle Your Dust, This Is The Primal Identity: III. Use Your Own Light And Return To The Source Of Light This Is Called practicing Eternity
  8. First Piano Sonata Cradle To Abysses: I. Giusto Fluente Lento
  9. First Piano Sonata Cradle To Abysses: II. Allegro
  10. Second Piano Sonata Being And Non-being Create Each Other: I. Immanence
  11. Second Piano Sonata Being And Non-being Create Each Other: II. Byzantine Bells
  12. Second Piano Sonata Being And Non-being Create Each Other: III. Joy
  13. Third Piano Sonata You Will Endure Forever: I. If You Stay In The Center
  14. Third Piano Sonata You Will Endure Forever: II. And Embrace Death With Your Whole Heart
  15. Third Piano Sonata You Will Endure Forever: III. Doïna
  16. Third Piano Sonata You Will Endure Forever: IV. Dance Of The Eternal
  17. Third Piano Sonata You Will Endure Forever: V. You Will Endure Forever
  18. Fourth Piano Sonata Like A Well Older Than God: I. Trumpets Of The Eternal
  19. Fourth Piano Sonata Like A Well Older Than God: II. The Sacred Sound, The Second
  20. Fourth Piano Sonata Like A Well Older Than God: III. Music ... Older Than Music
  21. Fourth Piano Sonata Like A Well Older Than God: IV. Abyss
  22. The Quest Concerto For Piano And Large Orchestra: The Gate
  23. The Quest Concerto For Piano And Large Orchestra: The Second Sound, The Sacred
  24. The Quest Concerto For Piano And Large Orchestra: Ancestors' Chants
  25. The Quest Concerto For Piano And Large Orchestra: The Origin
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