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Accentus Music releases 2nd Michael Barenboim CD

Author: Accentus Music

Following his 1st album with works by Bach, Bartók and Boulez, Michael Barenboim focuses on Italy, featuring Tartini’s “Devil’s Trill Sonata” and Paganini.

  • ACC30431 Cover | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    ACC30431 Cover © Accentus Music

  • Michael Barenboim | Copyright: © Marcus Höhn

    Michael Barenboim © Marcus Höhn

After his debut solo album with music by Bach, Bartók and Boulez, Michael Barenboim’s second album is also dedicated to works for solo violin and features compositions by Salvatore Sciarrino, Giuseppe Tartini, Luciano Berio, and Niccolò Paganini, sketching a short history of Italian solo violin literature.

The four works seem very heterogenous at first glance but what unites them is their rich technical and stylistic spectrum. The juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary music works creates an inimitable sound cosmos and makes the works by Tartini and Paganini sound incredibly modern alongside 20th-century music. Michael Barenboim creatively navigates the sometimes obsessive and diabolical elements of the works and creates an inspired and unique interpretation.

Salvatore Sciarrino (*1947)
6 Capricci

Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
Sonata V in G minor „The Devil‘s Trill Sonata“

Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
Sequenza VIII

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
6 of the 24 Capricci op.1

Michael Barenboim, violin

Recorded at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche Berlin
June 2017
Worldwide release in January 2018
ACC30431, EAN: 42 6023483 155 9

Soloist Michael Barenboim
Composer Salvatore Sciarrino
Composer Giuseppe Tartini
Composer Luciano Berio
Composer Niccolò Paganini

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