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Klingende Buchstaben
Klingende Buchstaben (‘Sounding Letters’, 1988) was written as an affectionate fortieth birthday tribute to the cellist Alexander Ivashkin, it is based on letters from the name ‘Alexander’: A–E–A–D–E. More flamboyantly gestural than the Madrigal, Klingende Buchstaben nevertheless shares its mournful, soliloquizing tone, ending ambiguously not on the fourth or fifth suggested by the A–E–A–D–E monogram but hovering around the interval of a tritone.

from notes by Pauline Fairclough © 2006

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67534 track 6
Recording date
28 August 2005
Recording venue
Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Shostakovich & Schnittke: Cello Sonatas (CDA67534)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: June 2006
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