ZOFO Duet - Zoforbit: A Space Odyssey (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Сomposer: Urmas Sisask (1960-), Gustav Holst (1874-1934), George Crumb (1929-), David Lang (1957-)
Artist: ZOFO Duet
Title: Zoforbit: A Space Odyssey
Label: © Sono Luminus LLC DSL-92178
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: Blu-Ray Audio Disc
Recorded at Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce Virginia, September 4-6, 2013
In this third album from GRAMMY® nominated ensemble ZOFO, the critically acclaimed piano duo takes the listener on a metaphorical exploration of the galaxy with mesmerizing, outer space-themed duet works by four noted composers of the 20th and 21st centuries - Gustav Holst, George Crumb, David Lang and Urmas Sisask preformed on one piano - four hands.
Since joining forces as a professional duo in 2009, Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi - ZOFO - have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Osaka, Japan with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands. This prize winning Steinway Artist ensemble - one of only a handful of duos worldwide devoted exclusively to piano duets - is blazing a bold new path for piano-four-hands groups by focusing on 20th and 21st century repertoire and by commissioning new works from noted composers each year.
ZOFO’s debut album MIND MELD (DSL-92151), released by Sono Luminus in April, 2012, received a 2013 GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. MOSH PIT (DSL-92167), ZOFO’s second release, put the duo’s considerable keyboard skills to the test in exciting, high energy, evocative dance-themed duets from an all American group of noted 20th century composers.
ZOFORBIT, ZOFO’s third album with Sono Luminus, takes the listener on an intragalactic voyage through the Milky Way, with musical visits to the planets of our solar system, to bright stars of the galaxy, and back again. Estonian composer Urmas Sisask sets the mood with the other-worldly sounds of his composition The Milky Way, featuring innovative inside and outside the piano techniques that evoke a sense of the cosmos. The journey continues with a tour of Gustav Holst’s The Planets, and visits to the stars Alpha Centauri and Beta Cygni as musically envisioned by George Crumb in his one-piano-four-hands masterpiece Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos IV). The space exploration concludes with David Lang’s Gravity, which metaphorically coaxes the listener back to earth in slow-moving patterns of descending notes.
Urmas Sisask (1960-)
Sonata for Piano 4 Hands, Op. 24, "The Milky Way"
1. I. — 07:37
2. II. — 03:57
Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
The Planets, Op. 32 (arr. for piano 4 hands)
3. I. Mars, the Bringer of War 06:41
4. II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace 06:42
5. III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger 03:46
6. IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity 07:27
7. V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age 07:42
8. VI. Uranus, the Magician 05:34
9. VII. Neptune, the Mystic 05:56
George Crumb (1929-)
Celestial Mechanics, (Makrokosmos IV)
10. I. Alpha Centauri 03:58
11. II. Beta Cygni 04:56
David Lang (1957-)
12. Gravity 05:08
Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
Eva-Maria Zimmermann, piano
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