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Portrait - Music For Violin & Cello / Daria & Mattia Zappa

Release Date: 12/11/2007 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 7313   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Massimiliano MatesicReinhold GliereMartin WettsteinErwin Schulhoff,   ... 
Performer:  Daria ZappaMatta Zappa
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The repertoire for unaccompanied violin and cello, if not large, has always been distinguished, as this important new album demonstrates with important compositions from the 20th-century alongside recent works from the 21st, supremely played by the highly-acclaimed Duo Zappa. Here, we present the Eight Pieces by the Russian Reinhold Gliere, best known for his Ilya Mourometz Symphony and The Red Poppy ballet. These impressively colourful Pieces date from 1909. Erwin Schulhoff, a superb composer and pianist, was born in Prague in 1894. After an important musical and political career he was interned in the Wulzburg concentration camp where he died in August 1942. His Duo of 1925 forms a fascinating correlation between Debussy and Schoenberg in Read more a purely personal idiom. The two works by contemporary Swiss composers Martin Wettstein and Massimiliano Matesic were written in 2004 for the Duo Zappa. They are the most important recent contributions to the repertoire and receive outstanding performances, in superb sound. The final work is a fascinating transcription of a Passacaglia in G minor by Handel by Johann Halvorsen, nephew by marriage of the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, concluding this outstanding new CD which Guild presents with pride. Read less

Works on This Recording

Duo for Violin and Cello by Massimiliano Matesic
Performer:  Daria Zappa (Violin), Matta Zappa (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004 
Length: 10 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Pieces (8) for Violin and Cello, Op. 39 by Reinhold Gliere
Performer:  Daria Zappa (Violin), Matta Zappa (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Length: 17 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Roter Raum by Martin Wettstein
Performer:  Daria Zappa (Violin), Matta Zappa (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Duo for Violin and Cello by Erwin Schulhoff
Performer:  Daria Zappa (Violin), Matta Zappa (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 17 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Passacaglia and Sarabande with Variations in G minor after Handel by Johan Halvorsen
Performer:  Matta Zappa (Cello), Daria Zappa (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Norway 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 

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