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Stravinsky, Bach / Kavakos, Nagy


Release Date: 02/01/2005 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 958038   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Igor StravinskyJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Leonidas KavakosPéter Nagy
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

R E V I E W S

"In an imaginative new coupling from ECM...the Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos, thoroughly in his element throughout, shows just how much Stravinsky and Bach have to say to each other...This is a conversation across the ages that you don't want to miss." - NEW YORK TIMES

"Leonidas Kavakos plays Stravinsky’s works for violin and piano with spiky relish and, especially in the Duo concertant, supported by Péter Nagy, probes deeper, quasi-mythic levels of musical suggestiveness as well. The duo extracts bracing effects even in passages of greatest textural asperity...In the Suite italienne, Kavakos and Nagy combine Mediterranean suavity now with savage ferocity (in the Tarantella)
Read more and now with mosaic pattern-making (in the Gavotte). Kavakos probes unaccompanied Bach with a sonorous virtuosity that could almost distract the listener’s attention if he didn’t employ his facility, as in the Corrente’s double (from the B-Minor Partita), to create dazzling, multilayered kaleidoscopic effects. He achieves complexity effortlessly, with none of the artificer’s techniques drawing attention to themselves... Kavakos (and Nagy) recorded their program in 2002 at the Radio Studio DRS in Zurich, where the engineers caught his Bach readings up close in reverberant recorded sound...In Stravinsky’s Duo concertant, the closeness of violin and piano allows the listener to experience full voltage of the performances’ electrical current." - Robert Maxham, FANFARE
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Works on This Recording

1.
Duo concertant for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Leonidas Kavakos (Violin), Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931-1932; France 
Date of Recording: 10/2002 
Venue:  Studio DRS, Zurich, Switzerland 
Length: 16 Minutes 51 Secs. 
2.
Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano), Leonidas Kavakos (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2002 
Venue:  Studio DRS, Zurich, Switzerland 
Length: 26 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Leonidas Kavakos (Violin), Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2002 
Venue:  Studio DRS, Zurich, Switzerland 
Length: 14 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4.
Suite italienne for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano), Leonidas Kavakos (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
Date of Recording: 10/2002 
Venue:  Studio DRS, Zurich, Switzerland 
Length: 16 Minutes 33 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Duo Concertant: 1. Cantilène
Duo Concertant: 2. Eglogue I
Duo Concertant: 3. Eglogue II
Duo Concertant: 4. Gigue
Duo Concertant: 5. Dithyrambe
Partita for Violin Solo No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002: 1a. Allemanda
Partita for Violin Solo No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002: 1b. Double
Partita for Violin Solo No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002: 2a. Corrente
Partita for Violin Solo No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002: 2b. Double
Partita for Violin Solo No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002: 3a. Sarabande
Partita for Violin Solo No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002: 3b. Double
Partita for Violin Solo No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002: 4a. Tempo di Borea
Partita for Violin Solo No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002: 4b. Double
Suite Italienne (from "Pulcinella") - Arr.for violin & piano Igor Stravinsky & Samuel Dushkin: 1. Introduzione
Suite Italienne (from "Pulcinella") - Arr.for violin & piano Igor Stravinsky & Samuel Dushkin: 2. Serenata
Suite Italienne (from "Pulcinella") - Arr.for violin & piano Igor Stravinsky & Samuel Dushkin: 3. Tarantella
Suite Italienne (from "Pulcinella") - Arr.for violin & piano Igor Stravinsky & Samuel Dushkin: 4. Gavotta con due variazioni
Suite Italienne (from "Pulcinella") - Arr.for violin & piano Igor Stravinsky & Samuel Dushkin: 5. Scherzino
Suite Italienne (from "Pulcinella") - Arr.for violin & piano Igor Stravinsky & Samuel Dushkin: 6. Minuetto e finale
Sonata for Violin Solo No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 1. Adagio
Sonata for Violin Solo No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 2. Fuga (Allegro)
Sonata for Violin Solo No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 3. Siciliana
Sonata for Violin Solo No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001: 4. Presto

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