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Tsontakis, Berg, Webern, Schoenberg - Man of Sorrows
Posted By : aliomodo | Date : 14 Mar 2022 13:24:36 | Comments : 5

Tsontakis, Berg, Webern, Schoenberg - Man of Sorrows
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Stephen Hough; Andrew Litton; Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Recorded 2005 | Released 2007

"A five-star performance and recording" - GRAMOPHONE
"Superly played and recorded" - BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
"Excellent disc ... Highly recommended" - AUDIOPHILE AUDITION



Stephen Hough: piano
Dallas Symphony Orchestra - Andrew Litton (cond.)

Recording:
Man of Sorrows (live): 15–18 September 2005, Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
Berg: 12 October 2005, St George’s, Brandon Hill, Bristol
Schoenberg, Webern, Sarabesque: 5–6 November 2006, St George’s, Brandon Hill, Bristol

Hyperion CDA67564

Track listing:
George Tsontakis (b1951)
1. Man of Sorrows, for piano & orchestra: Ecce homo
2. Man of Sorrows, for piano & orchestra: Es muss sein(?) - Labyrinthus
3. Man of Sorrows, for piano & orchestra: Lacrymosa (Stabat Mater)
4. Man of Sorrows, for piano & orchestra: Gethsemane: Shards
5. Man of Sorrows, for piano & orchestra: Jesu Joy - Crucifixus -
6. Man of Sorrows, for piano & orchestra: Vir dolorum (tanquam oves erravimus)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
7. Little Pieces for piano, Op. 19: Leicht, zart
8. Little Pieces for piano, Op. 19: Langsam
9. Little Pieces for piano, Op. 19: Sehr langsam
10. Little Pieces for piano, Op. 19: Rasch, aber leicht
11. Little Pieces for piano, Op. 19: Etwas rasch
12. Little Pieces for piano, Op. 19: Sehr langsam
Alban Berg (1885-1935)
13. Piano Sonata, Op. 1
Anton Webern (1883-1945)
14. Variations for piano, Op. 27: Sehr mässig
15. Variations for piano, Op. 27: Sehr schnell
16. Variations for piano, Op. 27: Ruhig fleissend
George Tsontakis (b1951)
17. Sarabesque (for Sarah Rothenberg)

Info (Hyperion):
Fresh from his conducting debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the premiere of his cello concerto and the publication of his first book, Stephen Hough presents a new disc of fascinating repertoire. George Tsontakis is a giant of the American contemporary music scene and the recent winner of the prestigious Grawemeyer award and the Charles Ives Living. Hough’s recording of his Ghost Variations for Hyperion (CDA67005) was nominated for a Grammy. Man of Sorrows was written for Stephen Hough and was premiered in 2005. This recording is taken from the world premiere. The work demonstrates Tsontakis’ muscular, expressive musical language, influenced by Beethoven and Messiaen. Inspired by medieval Byzantine icons of Christ, the Man of Sorrows, the six-movement work explores in sound the composer’s response to the suffering and passion of Jesus as represented in these serene religious artworks. Hough himself has also written and spoken extensively on the relationship between religion and music and performs the work with extraordinary sympathy and understanding. George Tsontakis writes of his work: ‘By the time I began composing Man of Sorrows, I knew several things about it: that it would be cast in a religious dynamic and complexity, that Beethoven’s 33 ‘Diabelli’ Variations would play a part, that it would not be so much a ‘concerto’ as a tone poem for piano and orchestra with an abstract narrative, that it would be large-scale and that it would be dedicated to Stephen Hough, in essence and in spirit.’ This disc also includes iconic works from the Second Viennese School and a further piano work by Tsontakis.


Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
George Tsontakis's Man of Sorrows is a six-movement mediation of nearly 40 minutes' duration on Christ's crucifixion. Brilliantly written for the keyboard and scintillatingly orchestrated, it reminded me of Messiaen's Turangalîla… The piece if superbly played and recorded, patently sincere and easily assimilable.


American Record Guide
This is a serious work of substance and integrity, challenging and rewarding, provocative in the best possible sense. It is performed here with the utmost care and devotion.


Audiophile Audition, USA
This excellent disc from pianist Stephen Hough and Hyperion showcases the piano works of American composer George Tsontakis in combination with works from the Second Viennese School … Tsontakis was recently awarded the Grawemeyer Award from the University of Louisville; it’s one of compositions’ richest and most prestigious prizes, and Tsontakis’ star is definitely on the rise … Man of Sorrows is a musical meditation on an image of a crucifix, and although there are religious undertones, there’s no overt program to connect the six movements. The music is sometimes startling and chaotic, but it has a seriously melodic current that runs throughout. Stephen Hough’s playing is magnificent, and Andrew Litton and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra provide superb accompaniment. The solo piano pieces that complete the disc offer a compelling link between the music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. As usual for Hyperion, the sound quality is nothing short of superb. Man of Sorrows was recorded live, and the recording team did an excellent job of balancing Stephen Hough’s piano with the orchestra. On the solo pieces, the piano occupies a firm position in the soundstage and offers reference quality sound. Highly recommended.



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