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György Kroó in memoriam
1997; solo cello; from the series Signs, Games and Messages

'Lieux retrouvés – Music for cello & piano' (CDA67948)
Lieux retrouvés – Music for cello & piano
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Track 13 on CDA67948 [5'14]

György Kroó in memoriam
Written in memory of the distinguished Hungarian musicologist Kroó György, In memoriam practically transcends sound. The simplest of slow descending scales seem to depict footsteps to—or within—another world; sometimes the traveller’s steps falter, as if he were finding his way in the darkness of night. The music is almost impersonal; only the three ‘gypsy’ intervals (augmented seconds) openly express a sense of loss. The rest is a luminous farewell, a last glimpse of one who has entered ‘The undiscover’d country, from whose bourn/No traveller returns’.

from notes by Steven Isserlis © 2012

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67948 track 13
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 13
    Release date: October 2012
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