ARS Produktion has this week announced the release of violinists Natasha Korsakova and Manrico Padovani‘s new album: Tabula Rasa – Double Concertos by Vivaldi, Bach, Schnittke & Pärt.
Recorded with conductor Charles Olivieri-Munroe and the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Teplice, the disc features J.S. Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D minor, Avo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa, Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Violins in A Minor and Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso No. 3.
“Our idea was to find an intriguing yet controversial repertoire for two violins … there are many compositions for two solo violins, but the number of compositions written for two violins and orchestra is much more limited …” Manrico has told The Violin Channel.
“The contrast in these 4 works drew up to them … the lightness, freshness and virtuosity of Vivaldi … the severe and incredible depth of Bach … the pain and density of Schnittke … and poetical transparent world of Arvo Pärt,” he has said.
“This album has a wide and intense repertoire with many colors and feelings so we feel there is something for every listener …” Natasha has said.
Tabula Rasa - Double Concertos by Vivaldi, Bach, Schnittke & Pärt |CD|
Natasha Korsakova & Manrico Padovani, Violin
Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Conductor
North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Teplice
Release Date: November 16, 2018