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Schatten
composer
1999; solo cello; from the series Signs, Games and Messages

Recordings
'Lieux retrouvés – Music for cello & piano' (CDA67948)
Lieux retrouvés – Music for cello & piano
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Track 12 on CDA67948 [0'59]

Schatten
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The last two pieces in this group stray into the region of the barely audible; both call for the heaviest possible mute, softening the sound of the cello to an ethereal smoulder. They are formed from the simplest of musical materials, mostly descending scales—music reduced to its bare essentials.

In Schatten (Shadows) dark forms scurry away, almost indistinguishable from the stillness surrounding them; it is as if other shadows are crouching in the night, taking cover in the silence. The atmosphere evokes the ghost in Shakespeare’s Hamlet: ‘’Tis here!—’Tis here!—’Tis gone!’

from notes by Steven Isserlis © 2012

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67948 track 12
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-12-94812
Duration
0'59
Recording date
15 December 2011
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
John Fraser
Recording engineer
Ben Connellan
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  1. Lieux retrouvés – Music for cello & piano (CDA67948)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: October 2012
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