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Dialogo 4

composer
1998/9; Ricordo per tromba e percussione

 
Daniel Börtz’s duo uses extremes in an uneasy dialogue that explores timbral similarities between the forces by unconventional means. Its hair-raisingly hushed opening endures and endures, building up an enormous reservoir of tension, before matters are finally broken apart in a central section of great drama and conflict. For the entirety of the bongos vs trumpet engagement, each musician has their own rhythmic grouping—the trumpet’s threes jarring against the petulant groups of four from the drums. A wistful attempt at reconciliation happens thereafter, the trumpet finally achieving the flowing melody much sought after. The unease however, never quite dissipates.

from notes by Colin Currie © 2018

Recordings

The scene of the crime
Studio Master: CCR0002-DDownload onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for CCR0002-D track 14

Artists
ISRC
UK-MZ4-18-00214
Duration
13'07
Recording date
11 June 2018
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Marion Schwebel
Recording engineer
Marion Schwebel
Hyperion usage
  1. The scene of the crime (CCR0002-D)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: November 2018
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