MATTHIJS VERMEULEN (1888-1967): Violin Sonata, AARON COPLAND (1900-1990): 2 Pieces, ALEKSEY IGUDESMAN (b.1973): Violin Sonata No. 2, REZA NAMAVAR (b.1980): In de magmakamer, FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): Violin Sonata.
Catalogue Number: 11S048
Reference: GLO 5263
Description: The main reason to offer this oddly programmed recital is the 1925 sonata by Vermeulen, a 20-minute piece which encloses a brief fast movement of nervous energy betweeen much slow music of rumination, unease and unsettling shadows - all tonal but not neo-romantic and certainly not indebted to the Neue Sachlichkeit of Hindemith et al. or the Futurism and avante-darde of the Lyatoshinsky three offerings below. The Namavar and Igudesman are written to please both audiences and performers, minimalism for the former and post-romanticism for the latter but whiplash rhythmic and time-signature changes in both. Magma Duo.