Omaggio a Francesco

Omaggio a Francesco
West-Eastern Reflections on Landini 

MIXTURA 
Katharina Bäuml Shawms 
Margit Kern Accordion 

Guests
Ehsan Ebrahimi, Santur 
Arsalan Abedian, Santur

catalog number: 21109

Since their first joint CD project in 2011 Katharina Bäuml (shawm) and Margit Kern (accordion), as the ensemble Mixtura, have developed programmes, which combine music of the Middle Ages or the Renaissance with specially commissioned pieces of New Music. Their precept is the examination of one certain starting point, which, in the course of the programme, combines both musical fields with each another. Their present album looks at a musical icon of the Trecento and examines to what extent the themes of the 14th century are compatible with today’s attitudes and aesthetics.

 
Alois Bröder THE WIVES OF THE DEAD

Alois Bröder
THE WIVES OF THE DEAD

Oper in zwei Versionen nach einer Erzählung von Nathaniel Hawthorne

Marisca Mulder | Mireille Lebel | Marwan Shamiyeh 
Florian Götz | Opernchor des Theaters Erfurt
Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt | Johannes Pell

catalog number: 21106 

 "Bröder manages to musically capture the ambiguity, which is the earmark of this piece, giving it atmospheric form. This is exactly as opera music should be: individual and autonomous, bang up to date, striking in its expressivity, but always orientated towards the goal of portraying a gripping story in a dramatically coherent way." Werner Häußner in Der neue Merker

 
New Goldberg Variations

New Goldberg Variations

David Geringas violoncello
Ian Fountain piano

catalog number: 21108

David Geringas heard about the existence of the New Goldberg Variations in 1997, shortly after the first performance, and integrated into his project ‘Bach Plus’ excerpts from John Corigliano’s Fancy on a Bach Air as an introduction to Bach’s Cello Suite Nr. 1. In 2014, while planning a CD with works by American composers, he remembered about the New Goldberg Variations, and in 2015 he performed the piece, which is exactly the length a one half of a recital, in Parma, Italy, together with the pianist Ian Fountain, who is also the pianist on this recording. One year later, while being interviewed for his 70th birthday, he concretized the idea for this CD.