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Poeme Mystique - Bloch, Part / Elsa Grether, Ferenc Vizi

Bloch / Grether / Vizi
Release Date: 05/14/2013 
Label:  Fuga Libera   Catalog #: 711   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ernest BlochArvo Pärt
Performer:  Elsa GretherFerenc Vizi
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Elsa Grether, a charismatic young violinist characterised by her passionate and intensely poetic playing, performs for her first recording - with the Romanian pianist Ferenc Vizi - two sonatas for violin and piano by Ernest Bloch which form a diptych. The composer described the first as 'the world as it is: the frantic struggle of blind and primordial forces', and the second as 'the world as it should be: the world of which we dream; a world full of idealism, faith, fervour, hope, where Jewish themes go side by side with the Credo and the Gloria of the Gregorian Chant'. The sonatas are framed by Arvo Pärt's Fratres, a ritual between silence and sound and Bloch's Nigun, part of his famous cycle Baal Shem, probably one his most popular Read more pieces. The title of the album, Poème Mystique, aptly evokes a vibrant programme composed of works of great emotional power, linked by a profound sentiment of mysticism, whether they draw their inspiration from Gregorian chant or from Judaism. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 "Poème mystique" by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Elsa Grether (Violin), Ferenc Vizi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Elsa Grether (Violin), Ferenc Vizi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; USA 
3.
Baal shem: 2nd movement, Nigun "Improvisation" by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Elsa Grether (Violin), Ferenc Vizi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; USA 
4.
Fratres by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Elsa Grether (Violin), Ferenc Vizi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata No. 2, "Poeme Mystique"
Baal shem (version for violin and piano)
Violin Sonata No. 1: I. Agitato
Violin Sonata No. 1: II. Molto quieto
Violin Sonata No. 1: III. Moderato
Fratres (version for violin and piano)

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