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GEN 10175
EAN: 4260036251753
Edition: Primavera
18.90 €

F. Poulenc (1899–1963)  
Sonata, FP 119
O. Messiaen (1908–1992)  
Thème et variations
L. v. Beethoven (1770–1827)  
Sonata No. 8, Op. 30/3
J. Brahms (1833–1897)  
Sonata No. 2, Op. 100

Byol Kang & Boris Kusnezow

Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Poulenc, Messiaen

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It’s as though you plugged your CD player into a high-voltage socket: that is how the opening of Poulenc’s violin sonata sounds on the fabulous debut CD on Genuin featuring Byol Kang and Boris Kusnezow. This Edition Primavera release produced in cooperation with the German Music Council includes Poulenc’s passionate, restless, sugar-sweet music, glowing variations by Messiaen, and Beethoven’s boisterous Sonata No. 8, played by the prize winners of the German Music Competition. It is all too obvious why the jury chose these two artists—the vibrancy they conjure up from the score captivates listeners and engulfs them in the music. If that is all too much excitement: the Kang/Kusnezow duo brings the CD to a close with a rendition of Brahms which soothes the soul...