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Discussion: Kodaly, Ravel, Schulhoff: Duos for violin & cello - Liza & Dmitry Ferschtman

Posts: 9

Post by Nagraboy November 26, 2012 (1 of 9)
This seems to be an overlooked gem. I've sent in some extra information to fill in the listing and just written a brief overview-type review. I hope some others will give this a try.

I've been listening to Bartók string quartets lately and I think this disc fits in nicely with them. So if you like Bartók please try this out, I think you'll love it.

Post by Windsurfer November 26, 2012 (2 of 9)
Nagraboy said:

This seems to be an overlooked gem. I've sent in some extra information to fill in the listing and just written a brief overview-type review. I hope some others will give this a try.

I've been listening to Bartók string quartets lately and I think this disc fits in nicely with them. So if you like Bartók please try this out, I think you'll love it.

You sold me!

Post by Nagraboy November 26, 2012 (3 of 9)
Windsurfer said:

You sold me!

Great! You won't be disappointed.

Post by Beagle November 26, 2012 (4 of 9)
Windsurfer said:

You sold me!

Hi Bruce,

Is it because Béla and Zoltán hung out together in life or because they are paired on so many recordings in the afterlife, that they now form a logical sequence? Kodály is his own man though, and his Duo is certainly the work by which many know him best. I have a strong feeling that you will find Schulhoff's 2nd mvt Zingaresca very much to your taste. Surprisingly it is the Ravel piece which is most "aggressive": Maurice with the gloves off and his true genius only slightly veiled by impressionist colouring.

These works are available on other SACDs (Starker plays Kodaly, Tzigane - Kristian Winther, Michelle Wood, Anthony Romaniuk, Schulhoff: Chamber Music Vol. 4 - Prazak Quartet/Kocian Quartet, Rare Chamber Music, Vol. 1 - Jansa Duo) but it is wonderful to get all three together in DSD. And if you want a single-malt pairing, I recommend Arran: Amarone cask-strength for this hirsute music.

photo: Bartók (front left), Kodály (front right) with Waldbauer-Kerpely Quartet.

Post by Iain November 26, 2012 (5 of 9)
Not familiar of Kodaly, but the Schulhoff on CC "Bohemian Album" is great as is the Haas. Both are impressionistic works, similar to Debussy:
The Bohemian Album - Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Ravel is my favourite composer, though.

Post by SteelyTom November 26, 2012 (6 of 9)
I've got this disc, and I second every word of Nagraboy's review. The marvellous music-making aside, this is yet another triumph from Northstar. I'm a sucker for everything Northstar has done for Challenge and Turtle.

Post by Nagraboy November 26, 2012 (7 of 9)
SteelyTom said:

I've got this disc, and I second every word of Nagraboy's review. The marvellous music-making aside, this is yet another triumph from Northstar. I'm a sucker for everything Northstar has done for Challenge and Turtle.

There's an interesting interview with Northstar's Bert van Der Wolf on the dCS:Only The Music site

http://www.onlythemusic.com/People/Bertvander_Wolf/

Post by Windsurfer November 26, 2012 (8 of 9)
Beagle said:

Hi Bruce,

Is it because Béla and Zoltán hung out together in life or because they are paired on so many recordings in the afterlife, that they now form a logical sequence? Kodály is his own man though, and his Duo is certainly the work by which many know him best. I have a strong feeling that you will find Schulhoff's 2nd mvt Zingaresca very much to your taste. Surprisingly it is the Ravel piece which is most "aggressive": Maurice with the gloves off and his true genius only slightly veiled by impressionist colouring.

These works are available on other SACDs (Starker plays Kodaly, Tzigane - Kristian Winther, Michelle Wood, Anthony Romaniuk, Schulhoff: Chamber Music Vol. 4 - Prazak Quartet/Kocian Quartet, Rare Chamber Music, Vol. 1 - Jansa Duo) but it is wonderful to get all three together in DSD. And if you want a single-malt pairing, I recommend Arran: Amarone cask-strength for this hirsute music.

photo: Bartók (front left), Kodály (front right) with Waldbauer-Kerpely Quartet.

Thank you Mr. Gerriets.

I ordered the Ferschtman disc immediately because I have a couple other of her discs and she is a known quantity and regarded highly in this household!

But where is this photo you speak of?

Bruce

Post by Beagle November 27, 2012 (9 of 9)
But where is this photo you speak of?
In my mozilla firefox browser it was just above your quote. It's from Grove On-line but I begin to suspect that only subscribers could see it, so I replaced it with the same image from a magyar url which is less possessive of its Bartókiana.

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