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Donatoni: Chamber Works / Ensemble Adapter

Donatoni / Ensemble Adapter / Schrammel
Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Kairos   Catalog #: 15021  
Composer:  Franco Donatoni
Performer:  Gunnhildur EinarsdóttirKristjana HelgadóttirIngólfur VilhjálmssonElmar Schrammel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Adapter
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“We all like music that is rigorous and uncompromising”, says Matthias Engler. Donatoni relentlessly strings together diverse fields of sound, working on them like a sculptor. Sometimes there are caesuras and then suddenly we hear something completely. However, contained in every piece is a point of reference, to which everything else can be traced back. The four solo pieces and three chamber musical pieces on this new release show exactly this intransigence and connections exemplarily. As a composer, Franco Donatoni was deeply influenced by Arnold Schoenberg, Pierre Boulez, and Stockhausen, particularly in his mature aleatoric style. His gifts as a master of his craft are most fully revealed in his orchestral works and chamber music, which Read more are notable for their imaginative manipulation of sonorities and colours. His compositions have been conducted by Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Bruno Maderna, Salvatore Accardo, Alain Meunier, and many others. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Marches by Franco Donatoni
Performer:  Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
2.
Nidi by Franco Donatoni
Performer:  Kristjana Helgadóttir (Piccolo)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; Italy 
3.
Clair by Franco Donatoni
Performer:  Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; Italy 
4.
Small by Franco Donatoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Adapter
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
5.
Estratto by Franco Donatoni
Performer:  Elmar Schrammel (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Italy 
6.
Secondo estratto by Franco Donatoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Adapter
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
7.
Quarto estratto by Franco Donatoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Adapter
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 

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