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Larcher: What Becomes / Mark Padmore, Tamara Stefanovich


Release Date: 04/08/2014 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 907604   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Thomas Larcher
Performer:  Tamara StefanovichMark PadmoreThomas Larcher
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Born in Innsbruck in 1963, Thomas Larcher grew up in Austrian Tyrol. He studied composition and piano in Vienna and began his musical career as an acclaimed piano soloist. For some years now, Larcher has dedicated himself primarily to composing and is today considered one of the leading composers of contemporary classical music in Austria. Larcher's sound world is both original and captivating in its fusion of contemplative harmonies with innovative performance techniques. Written for and performed by tenor Mark Padmore, A Padmore Cycle features the composer at the keyboard. Works for solo piano performed by Tamara Stefanovich round out this program of first recordings. Born in Innsbruck in 1963, Thomas Larcher grew up in Austrian Tyrol. He studied composition and piano in Vienna and began his musical career as an acclaimed piano soloist. For some years now, Larcher has dedicated himself primarily to composing and is today considered one of the leading composers of contemporary classical music in Austria. Larcher's sound world is both original and captivating in its fusion of contemplative harmonies with innovative performance techniques. Written for and performed by tenor Mark Padmore, A Padmore Cycle features the composer at the keyboard. Works for solo piano performed by Tamara Stefanovich round out this program of first recordings. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Smart Dust, for piano by Thomas Larcher
Performer:  Tamara Stefanovich (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2005 
Date of Recording: 11/2012 
Venue:  ORF Landesstudio Tirol, Innsbruck, Austr 
Length: 9 Minutes 52 Secs. 
2.
Poems, for piano by Thomas Larcher
Performer:  Tamara Stefanovich (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1975-2010 
Date of Recording: 11/2012 
Venue:  ORF Landesstudio Tirol, Innsbruck, Austr 
Length: 17 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
What Becomes, for piano by Thomas Larcher
Performer:  Tamara Stefanovich (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009 
Date of Recording: 11/2012 
Venue:  ORF Landesstudio Tirol, Innsbruck, Austr 
Length: 19 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4.
A Padmore Cycle, for tenor & piano by Thomas Larcher
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Thomas Larcher (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010-2011 
Date of Recording: 11/2012 
Venue:  ORF Landesstudio Tirol, Innsbruck, Austr 
Length: 23 Minutes 12 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Smart Dust: I. Very slow
Smart Dust: II. Very fast
Poems: I. Sad yellow whale
Poems: II. Cantabile
Poems: III. Babu Chiri's house
Poems: IV. Waking up in Najing
Poems: V. (The day) When I lost my funny green dog
Poems: VI. A little piece for Ursu
Poems: VII. Frida falls asleep
Poems: VIII. MUI 1
Poems: IX. One, two, three, four, nine
Poems: X. Twelve years old
Poems: XI. Don't step on the Regenwurm!
Poems: XII. A song from?
What Becomes: I. Wertfrei
What Becomes: II. Parabolic bike
What Becomes: III. Slow
What Becomes: IV. Scherzo
What Becomes: V. Fission
What Becomes: VI. Isaac
What Becomes: VII. Flowing
A Padmore Cycle: I. Ich schreibe heute durch - II. Almauftrieb
A Padmore Cycle: II. Almauftrieb
A Padmore Cycle: III. Hart am Herz
A Padmore Cycle: IV. Familie Numero drei
A Padmore Cycle: V. Hunger nach Heimat, die keine mehr ist
A Padmore Cycle: VI. Los los
A Padmore Cycle: VII. Ferdl
A Padmore Cycle: VIII. Und beim Weggehen schmilzt aus den Augen der Schnee
A Padmore Cycle: IX. Lange zögern die Steine
A Padmore Cycle: X. Dein Wort mein Blindenhund
A Padmore Cycle: XI. Der Körper des Vogels am Weg

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