Manto and Madrigals

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Manto and Madrigals 50:10 $11.98
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1 O min flaskan fria 2:40 $1.49 Buy
2 Manto (1957): I 4:11 $1.49 Buy
3 Manto (1957): II 4:01 $1.49 Buy
4 Manto (1957): III 2:55 $1.49 Buy
5 Drei Skizzen (2006): I Pirouettes harmoniques 4:07 $1.49 Buy
6 Drei Skizzen (2006): II Danse dense 1:33 $1.49 Buy
7 Drei Skizzen (2006): III Cantique a six voix 5:02 $1.49 Buy
8 Duo (1902) 0:46 $1.49 Buy
9 Duo (1938): I Allegro vivo 1:18 $1.49 Buy
10 Duo (1938): II Andante 2:01 $1.49 Buy
11 Duo (1938): III Ben ritenuto 2:43 $1.49 Buy
12 Midhouse Air (1996) 1:54 $1.49 Buy
13 Three Madrigals (1947): I Poco allegro 3:59 $1.49 Buy
14 Three Madrigals (1947): II Poco andante 4:27 $1.49 Buy
15 Three Madrigals (1947): III Allegro 5:15 $1.49 Buy
16 Zugabe (2004) 3:18 $1.49 Buy

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“Manto and Madrigal” is a stunning tour of modern music. As Paul Grifiths writes in the liner notes, “The instruments dazzle, dance and declaim, play games with one another”. Relationships between the pieces and between the instruments are explored in compositions that range from Scelsi’s dissonant and microtonal journey toward the mystic core of music making – with Killius as singer as well as viola soloist – to duo pieces that incorporate elements, archaic or playful, from regional music. There is very early Bartók here, and music of Schoenberg’s sole Greek pupil Skalkottas. There are three sketches by Heinz Holliger, written especially for Zehetmair and Killius, playful madrigals by Martinů, a piece by Maxwell Davies refracting folk music of the Orkney islands, and an encore provided by the performers’ friend Johannes Nied (last heard on ECM as bass player on Holliger’s “Beiseit” album).