PAUL CONSTANTINESCU (1909-1963): Sonatina for Violin and Piano, TIBERIU OLAH (1928-2002): Sonatina for Piano, LIVIA TEODORESCU-CIOCANEA (b.1959): Endeavour Bells for Piano, ALFRED MENDELSSOHN (1910-1966): Partita for Solo Violin, PETR EBEN (1929-2007): Sonatina Semplice for Violin and Piano, OTMAR MÁCHA (1922-2006): Elegie for Violin and Piano, BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959): 5 Madrigal Stanzas for Violin and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 09O063
Reference: MD 3342
Description: A clutch of Czech and Romanian composers, all of whom write approachable, tonal music, some with more or less folk material as influence (Constantinescu's 1933 Sonatina moreso) - except for the most recently-born composer, Romanian Teodorescu-Ciocanea, whose Endeavour Bells (2008) whose engagement with the harmonic series which is at the base of spectralism, is used to create the impression of the sonic qualities of tolling bells. Ivana Tomásková (violin), Tamara Smolyar (piano).