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John Adams / Arvo Pärt / Michel Lysight

Duo Gemini

Road Movies

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  • Type CD
  • Label Pavane
  • UPC 5410939756223
  • Catalog number ADW 7562
  • Release date

About the album


Formed in 2001, the Duo Gemini has been standing out thanks to the commitment and the generosity of their playing. From classic to contemporary they breath their personality in every approached work. 

Road Movies, by John Adams, is one of his few chamber works. In the present three pieces for violin and piano, Adams conjures unabashedly melodic writing and asks for the piano part to be played in a swing style, requiring extreme virtuosity from both a technical and a rhythmical standpoint. Spiegel im Spiegel was composed by Arvo pärt in 1978. Its apparent simplicity is deceptive, as it is constructed with uncompromising rigour. Fratres structure is based on the principle of variations on a harmonic progression, presented at the outset in the violin’s highly virtuosic bariolage prelude. Together with his Passacaglia, these pieces come across as a kind of brief inner voyage. Gemini Sonata was written in 2011 especially for the Duo Gemini by the Belgian composer Michel Lysight. The work’s obsessive, breathless and implacable character is immediately striking, drawing the listener into an inexorable process – a kind of extended race into the abyss. This is a sonata of suspense! 

 

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    Road Movies I. Relaxed Groove
    Composer: John Adams, Arvo Pärt, Michel Lysight
     
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    Road Movies II. Contemplative
    Composer: John Adams, Arvo Pärt, Michel Lysight
     
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    Road Movies III. 40% Swing
    Composer: John Adams, Arvo Pärt, Michel Lysight
     
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    Fratres
    Composer: John Adams, Arvo Pärt, Michel Lysight
     
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    Spiegel im Spiegel
    Composer: John Adams, Arvo Pärt, Michel Lysight
     
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    Gemini Sonata I. Allegro
    Composer: John Adams, Arvo Pärt, Michel Lysight
     
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    Gemini Sonata II. Andante
    Composer: John Adams, Arvo Pärt, Michel Lysight
     
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    Gemini Sonata III. Allegro
    Composer: John Adams, Arvo Pärt, Michel Lysight
     
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    Passacaglia
    Composer: John Adams, Arvo Pärt, Michel Lysight
     

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