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Boris Papandopulo: Works for Piano and Strings (FLAC)

Boris Papandopulo: Works for Piano and Strings (FLAC)
Boris Papandopulo: Works for Piano and Strings (FLAC)

Composer: Boris Papandopulo
Performer: Oliver Triendl, Amaury Coeytaux, Vanessa Szigeti, Andrei Ioniţă
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: CPO
Catalogue: 555106-2
Release: 2021
Size: 331 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Concertino in modo antico, Op. 56
01. I. Overture
02. II. Aria
03. III. Tarantella

Fantasy for Violin & Piano
04. I. Allegro appassionato
05. II. Andante tranquillo
06. III. Tempo libero, quasi cadenza – Allegro con fuoco

Lyrical Trio
07. I. Overture
08. II. Elegy
09. III. Danse

Rapsodia Concertante for Cello & Piano
10. I. Introduzione. Tempo libero, quasi improvisato
11. II. Arioso. Andante sostenuto
12. III. Danza. Allegro non troppo

Musical Movements for Orlando
13. No. 1, Allegro moderato
14. No. 2, Andante tranquillo
15. No. 3, Allegro vivace

Our fourth CD in this series offers listeners the opportunity to enjoy chamber music for piano and strings by Boris Papandopulo. The recording premiere of his Concertino in modo antico presents a little masterpiece of Croatian Neoclassicism. As the title itself indicates, here the composer draws on historical models both in form and content. For example, the Overture, a free rendering of the sonata form, recalls similar forms from the Late Baroque and Early Classical periods. It pulsates in a lively motoric rhythm and is based on the polyphonic imitation of numerous short motifs running through the entire movement and reaching their end in a little Fugato. Masterful motivic work, brilliance, and verve as well as real and true joy of performance distinguish this composition, which easily finds its way into the hearts of musicians and audiences alike – and the same is true of the other chamber pieces heard here. The Rapsodia concertante, to name one example, is not only a highly effective and attractive composition in which three contrasting movements are skillfully linked together; it is also a virtuoso piece representing the summit of technique and worked out to perfection.

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