Tigran Mansurian – Quasi Parlando (2014) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Tigran Mansurian – Quasi Parlando (2014) {ECM 2323} 
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Time 62:34 minutes | 1.05GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet | © ECM

“Quasi Parlando” is an important addition to ECM’s documentation of the work of Tigran Mansurian, an often breathtaking account of highly original contemporary chamber orchestra music. Issued in the wake of his 75th birthday, the album opens with the Armenian composer’s fiercely-concentrated Double Concerto, and proceeds to new music performed by its dedicatees: the lyrical Romance, dedicated to Moldavian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, and the intensely expressive Quasi Parlando, dedicated to German cellist Anja Lechner. Both are world premiere recordings, as is the Concerto No 2, subtitled Four Serious Songs, which concludes the programme. Throughout, the soloists deliver committed performances, as does the Amsterdam Sinfonietta under the direction of Candida Thompson.


Double Concerto for violin, violoncello and string orchestra (1978)
01. I. Largo concentrando 13:09
02. II. Largo sostenuto 9:37
03. Romance for violin and string orchestra (2011) 9:24
04. Quasi parlando for violoncello and string orchestra (2012) 8:00

Concerto No 2 ‘Four Serious Songs’ for violin and string orchestra (2006)
05. I. Andante con moto 6:20
06. II. Andante mosso, agitato 7:43
07. III. Allegro vivace 1:08
08. IV. Con moto, molto semplice 7:10

Patricia Kopatchinskaja – violin
Anja Lechner – cello
Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Candida Thompson – lead violin

Produced by Manfred Eicher