演 出 者：Kim Kashkashian, viola ;
Eduard Brunner, clarinet ; Robert Levin, piano.
Title： Hommage a R.
The only perceptible connection between these composers is a certain
concentrated inwardness; also, Kurtag's Hommage a R. Schumann is scored
for the same combination as Schumann's Op. 132. Recalling Webern's
pointillism, Kurtag's pieces are extremely short; full of rests, sound
effects, dissonances, and juxtaposing rather than developing musical
fragments; and fascinating in their infinite variety. The playing is
fabulous. Kashkashian makes light of the double and triple stops, wild
leaps, harmonics, and precipitous velocity; her tone is beautiful over
a huge range. She finds expression in every note, speaking, sighing,
whispering, questioning, attacking, and creating continuity across the
silences by sheer power of concentration. The Schumann is free yet
concise with lots of character, the expressiveness ranging from dreamy,
tender introspection to playfulness, agitation, and passion; the viola
sounds wonderful, the interplay between the instruments is splendid.
--Edith Eisler [摘自Amazon.com