Kurtag – Ligeti: Music for Viola – Kashkashian – ECM

Covers + lossless, Digital download with 44.1kHz/24bit (audiophile)
Kim Kashkashian has long been one of the most outstanding protagonists of modern composition and this bold and subtle account of solo music by the great Hungarian composers Kurtág and Ligeti is a landmark recording. Kurtág’s Signs games and Messages (1989- in progress) in its nineteen aphoristic sections is as demanding as Ligeti’s Sonata for viola (1991-94), but Kashkashian surmounts the very different challenges of the works, and points towards the qualities that unite these composers. As ever, she gets to the heart of the music, and unravels its secrets.

Bach: Violin Concertos – Hahn – DG – 88kHz/24bit

Digital Download – 88kHz/24bit

“Hilary Hahn is a formidable musician. She astonishes audiences in performance after performance and recording after recording with her superb technical prowess, refined good taste and intuitive musical understanding . . .”
Gramophone Awards issue, London, November 2008

Violinist Hilary Hahn, recently named Gramophone magazine’s Artist of the Year, is a two-time Grammy Award-winning soloist celebrated for her probing interpretations, technical assurance and compelling stage presence. For a decade and a half, extensive international performances and recording activities have made Hahn one of the most sought-after artists of this era. On this amazing audiophile album, she delivers simply spectacular performances of Bach’s four violin concertos.