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LAMPEL, D.: Chamber Music - String Quartet / String Sextet / Piano Sonata / Violin Sonata / Prelude and Chaconne, "Homage to Bach"

Composer(s):Lampel, David
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue 8.572106
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Each of the works on this disc embodies Swedish composer David Lampel’s paradoxical idea that ‘music can be heard before it starts, and continues after the last note’. All are performed by the musicians for whom they were composed or to whom they were dedicated. Lampel’s musical imagination transforms his Piano Sonata into a game of hide-and-seek. His String Sextet and Prelude and Chaconne pay homage to Schoenberg and Bach respectively, while the String Quartet and Violin Sonata reinvent Classical and Romantic style within an accessible modern idiom.


   




Review By David Denton,Naxos,June 2009

All composed within the last seven years, the disc portrays a composer that is going in many directions, and it will be interesting to travel with him. Swedish by birth in 1959, he now divides his time between France and his homeland, having studied composition in both. Technically his music is atonal, but he belongs to that every enlarging group that form interesting melody from that basic ingredient. His String Quartet I most strongly commend to you, its opening flourish grasping your attention, and within conventional quartet sounds he produces some interesting sonorities. In the Parisii he has superb advocates, their immaculate intonation and balance between instruments always to be admired. He accepts his debt to Schoenberg in the String Sextet, but this is the

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