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Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Sol Gabetta – Sol & Pat (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Sol Gabetta – Sol & Pat (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:20:17 minutes | 1,36 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Alpha Classics

This album celebrates a musical rapport that has lasted for twenty years and, above all, a true friendship: “We’re like two sisters, on stage and in life”, as Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sol Gabetta like to say. In parallel with their dazzling solo careers, they have frequently got together for concerts in trio or double concerto formation (like the one written for them by Francisco Coll, recently released on Alpha Classics).

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja – Schoenberg – Pierrot lunaire (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Patricia Kopatchinskaja – Schoenberg – Pierrot lunaire (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:30 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Alpha Classics

Pierrot lunaire, premiered in Berlin in 1912, is a series of twenty-one short melodramas for voice and five instruments on German translations of poems by Albert Giraud. Here the composer first introduces “Sprechgesang” (speech-song), a technique that revolutionised declamation. Schoenberg wanted the piece to be ironic, at once tender and grotesque, in the manner of cabaret songs.

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini – What’s Next Vivaldi? (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Il Giardino Armonico & Giovanni Antonini – What’s Next Vivaldi? (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:43 minutes | 2,6 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Alpha

Giovanni Antonini and his ensemble Il Giardino Armonico celebrate the composer who made them famous: Antonio Vivaldi. Their recordings of the Four Seasons and Cecilia Bartoli’s famous first Vivaldi recital left an indelible mark on the discography of the Red-haired Priest! Their musical fireworks display continues with a programme of concertos that is bound to provoke strong reactions, since it is the result of a meeting with a musician who is equally adept at shifting boundaries, the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Together they have devised a programme which interweaves ultra-virtuosic concertos by Vivaldi (“Il Grosso Mogul” RV 208, “La Tempesta di Mare” RV 253, and RV 157, 191, 550 among others) with, between each concerto, short pieces written by much more recent composers, Luca Francesconi, Simone Movio, Giacinto Scelsi, Aureliano Cattaneo and Giovanni Sollima, and mostly commissioned by Patricia Kopatchinskaja especially for this programme. © Alpha Classics

Details of original recording : Recorded in November 2018 at Stadttheater Greif, Wels (Austria)

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja – Take Two (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Patricia Kopatchinskaja – Take Two (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:16:37 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Alpha

Over the past few years, Patricia Kopatchinskaja has exploded the norms of the classical violin. Her highly personal – even extreme – interpretations of the great classics leave no one indifferent and fascinate the public, which adores her generosity and commitment on the concert platform, her taste for new musical creations and pieces from off the beaten track. Now the barefoot violinist invites us to join her in a unique musical experience that mixes composers of the seventeenth (and even the eleventh!) century with living composers, a clarinettist playing the ocarina, an improvisatory harpsichordist, an electro musician, a toy piano… Here is Patricia Kopatchinskaja totally at liberty, playing, singing, dialoguing with her musician friends, but also with her daughter Alice, in a CD-book that tells the story of this utterly crazy recording with the help of a rich selection of photos by Marco Borggreve. ‘Free imagination, without constraints or rules’: the word ‘Fantasy’ finds its ideal musical illustration with Take Two!

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Gustavo Gimeno – Francisco Coll: Orchestral Works (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Gustavo Gimeno – Francisco Coll: Orchestral Works (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:20:20 minutes | 2,67 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Pentatone

The OPL and Gustavo Gimeno continue their acclaimed PENTATONE series of composer portraits with a monograph of a living composer, Francisco Coll. In Coll’s music, the past and present converge in a single space, by realising a contemporary sound world while creatively employing traditional forms and influences, be it a classical genre (Violin Concerto and the “grotesque symphony” Mural) or his musical roots (Four Iberian Miniatures). With pieces composed between 2005 and 2019, the album traces Coll’s spectacular musical development, from his studies under Thomas Adès in London to his present bloom. The lush, sensuous nature of his orchestral writing fully comes to life in these performances. Besides the strong relationship between Coll and conductor Gimeno, this new release also showcases the exceptional violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, for whom he has written several works, including his violin concerto, first recorded here.

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sol Gabetta & Camerata Bern – Plaisirs illumines (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sol Gabetta & Camerata Bern – Plaisirs illuminés (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:14:17 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Bookelt, Front Cover | © Alpha

This recording presents the double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra of the Spanish composer Francisco Coll, born in 1985. Les Plaisirs illuminés, a title inspired by Dalí’s painting of the same name, is rooted in Spanish traditions, including flamenco, yet is resolutely modern: ‘Its music is very lively rhythmically, it dances and sings – but at the same time it is very abrupt, always in search of extremes’, says Patricia Kopatchinskaja.,For this world premiere conducted by the composer, she is reunited with a longstanding partner who pursues an equally brilliant international career, the cellist Sol Gabetta.

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“Late Night” concert with Kopatchinskaja 2014 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, born into a Moldavian family of musicians, is a bundle of energy. One live performance per evening is not enough for her: after the violinist had performed Peter Eötvös’s Second Violin Concerto with the Berliner Philharmoniker, under the direction of the composer, she then played this Late Night concert as well. And her choice of programme demonstrates her versatility once again. She presents a sonata and a duet that the Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya composed for violin and piano in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Characteristic of this pupil of Dmitri Shostakovich: an expressive, idiosyncratic and at the same time austere musical language. The performance together with British gambist Laurence Dreyfus marks a striking contrast to the two works by Galina Ustvolskaya. They perform real gems of Early music: delicate and intimate bicinia from the Middle Ages and early Renaissance.

An extreme range from gentle to tough, mellifluous and wild: that is also a hallmark of Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s style of making music, and it’s what makes the violinist’s performances so intense and unique. It is no accident that the press likes to describe her as a “natural phenomenon” or a “sublime violin witch”. Her duo partner at the piano is Austrian pianist Markus Hinterhäuser, currently artistic director of the Vienna Festival and designated director of the Salzburg Festival.

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Simon Rattle and Patricia Kopatchinskaja 2017 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

“György Ligeti’s violin concerto,” professes Patricia Kopatchinskaja, “is perhaps the most exciting violin concerto since Beethoven. It’s the concerto I most enjoy playing.” There’s no doubt about it: Ligeti’s concerto, which the Moldavian-Austrian violinist presents conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall, is an exceptional work: “The instruments used range from … old ocarinas to an Asian lotus flute to the modern orchestra instruments with a lot of percussion. The composed material borrows from the medieval Notre Dame school, Renaissance and Baroque music, Javanese harmonies and Hungarian and Bulgarian folk music. … The solo violin part is composed in an extremely virtuosic style, but actually in many places the orchestral parts are no less virtuosic than the solo violin. The whole thing is a complicated … puzzle that as a whole creates a highly colourful, simultaneously strange and yet familiar, sometimes flickering and sometimes floating auditory impression” (Patricia Kopatchinskaja).

The evening kicks off with a new piece by Wolfgang Rihm composed in the context of the Philharmonic “Tapas” series of short commissioned works, in which composers can (and should) draw on a cornucopia of sounds. The evening’s main symphonic work is Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, which in the composer’s words begins as if the music “couldn’t count to three, but then launches out into the full multiplication table”. In the eerie Scherzo, “Friend Hain strikes up the music”: “Death,” said Bruno Walter, “fiddles rather strangely; his playing sends us up to heaven.” After the “reposeful” Adagio, in which the broadly flowing song of the low strings gradually conquers the entire tonal space, there follows the final paradise vision of the orchestral song (the Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling sings the soprano role), which towards the end gets ever softer and slower until the music – in stark contrast to the sung text about “joyful awakening” – fades away “morendo” in a low register. Adorno appropriately called the work an “as if from the first to the last note”. It is precisely this chimerical quality that gave the work the lucid character that Mahler had in mind from the start: in the symphony “the greatest mobility of rhythms and harmony prevails – and what polyphony! – … Indeed, the thousands of little stones that make up the painting often change like a kaleidoscope, so that we are not able to recognize it.”

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Camerata Bern – Time & Eternity (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Camerata Bern – Time & Eternity (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:16:48 minutes | 757 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Alpha

Time and Eternity. Always in search of powerful musical experiences, the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camerata Bern – of which she has just taken over the artistic direction – here juxtapose Hartmann’s Concerto funebre, composed in 1939 to express his indignation at the Nazis’ terror, and the Polyptyque for violin and orchestra that Frank Martin wrote in 1973 for Yehudi Menuhin, a work inspired by six scenes from the Passion of Christ painted by Duccio di Buoninsegna around 1310. The Kyrie from Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame, composed half a century after the altarpiece and heard here in an arrangement for strings, is interspersed between the movements, along with Bach chorales, ‘as an invocation of eternal consolation’. A Polish folksinger interprets the Jewish song ‘Eliyahu hanavi’, which expresses the hope of salvation and which Hartmann quotes in his concerto. Six hundred years of music to ‘make the victims’ voices heard’, says Patricia Kopatchinskaja. The album opens with Kol Nidrei by John Zorn (born 1953), in response to the eponymous prayer spoken by a representative of the Jewish community. A Catholic priest and an Orthodox priest also say a short prayer.

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Markus Hinterhauser, Reto Bieri – Galina Ustvolskaya: Trio, Sonata, Duet (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Markus Hinterhäuser, Reto Bieri – Galina Ustvolskaya: Trio, Sonata, Duet (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:08:06 minutes | 1,06 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © ECM Records GmbH

Chamber music by Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya is featured on the second ECM disc by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, recently described by Strings magazine as “the most exciting violinist in the world” and winner of the 2014 Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year Award.

The unique expressiveness of the work of Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006) speaks to the listener with directness and nuanced layers of sound, the powerful, rhythmic stringency of the music testifying to the relentlessness of her vision. Fiercely independent, Ustvolskaya maintained that her music sounded like the work of no other composer, living or dead, and put herself outside all stylistic “schools”. Her work, said Viktor Suslin, has the “narrowness of a laser beam capable of piercing metal”. Its sense of concentration is sometimes ferocious. Entering this sound-world calls for a special kind of commitment and intensity.

Kopatchinskaja and Markus Hinterhäuser play the Sonata (1952) and the Duet (1964) for violin and piano, and together with Reto Bieri, the Trio (1949) for clarinet, violin and piano, all recorded in the acoustically superb studio in Lugano which has become one of ECM’s primary locations.

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