Alina Ratkowska - Le clavecin moderne: New Polish Music for the Harpsichord Solo (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:50:07 | 115 MB
Label: Sarton Records | Release Year: 2017
The Polish harpsichordist Alina Ratkowska had already been heard in the Goldberg Variations; It is in an otherwise less known repertoire with his album "Le Clavecin moderne", devoted to contemporary Polish works for the harpsichord. An instrument from the first quarter of the 20th century to the present day, composers had rediscovered with delight - Falla, Martinů, Britten, Poulenc, Glass, Nyman, Carter, Dutilleux, Ligeti and so many others. Some had in mind the heavy Pleyel harpsichord promoted by Wanda Landowska, but if one plays the Berg Concerto on ancient Stradivarius, why not also play contemporary music on old harpsichords, provided they are granted According to the temperament of today? It was Ratkowska's choice of works by Miłosz Bembinow, Bartosz Kowalski, Edward Sielicki, Paweł Łukaszewski, Anna Ignatowicz-Glińska, Marian Sawa and Jacek Grudzień. The influence or inheritance of a Martinů, a minimalist, a Bartók, a Ligeti or a Lutoslawski. Between the old sonority of the harpsichord and the harmonies and the modern rhythms of these musicians, the alchemy is smooth.