Quantum Of Silence
A journey through music of different eras performed with great sensitivity by violist Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf. The album title, 'Quantum of Silence' implies a sound in which there is silence or a vacuum to be filled, alludes to his focus on creating music not only via the notes themselves but during the spaces in between.
The viola was rarely treated as a solo instrument until the 20th century, so in order to cover a wide chronological timespan this programme includes arrangements of violin works as well as original pieces composed for solo viola, many of them written by contemporary Polish composers specifically for Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf.
The album opens with Biber's legendary 'Passacaglia' from his 'Mystery' Sonatas, followed by Khachaturian's final work, his cadenza-like 'Sonata-Song'. We hear the 'Cadenza' by the great Polish composer Penderecki, alongside a range of new works written by young Polish composers, heard here in world-premiere recordings.
"First-class playing and a wonderfully varied solo viola album" violist Paul Neubauer of the Juilliard School.
- Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber - Passacaglia For Solo Violin, From Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas, C105
- Aram Ilich Khachaturian - Sonata-Song, For Viola Solo
- Tadeusz Dixa - Elegy, For Solo Viola
- Maciej Zimka - Strange Waves, For Solo Viola
- Kamil Cieslik - Impression, For Solo Viola
- Magdalena Kurdziel - Summer Evening, For Solo Viola
- Marek Czerniewicz - I Play Alone In The Garden Of The South, For Solo Viola
- Krzysztof Penderecki - Tanz, For Solo Viola
- Krzysztof Penderecki - Sarabande (J.S. Bach In Memoriam), For Solo Viola
- Krzysztof Penderecki - Cadenza, For Solo Viola
- Anna Roclawska-Musialczyk - Space, For Solo Viola. I. Grave Lugubre
- Anna Roclawska-Musialczyk - Space, For Solo Viola. II. Andante Con Moto
- Anna Roclawska-Musialczyk - Space, For Solo Viola. III. Allegretto Ostinato
- Anna Roclawska-Musialczyk - Space, For Solo Viola. IV. Largo Misterioso
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