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"Much of the music that Silvestrov has written since the mid-seventies has something nostalgic in a very accessible way, something of comfort, but also something to awaken and dream. It is precisely those qualities that are clearly expressed in metaphorical conversations by both dedicated cellists."
"Most parts of this CD do not last longer than two or three minutes and mainly consist of small motifs that join together to create a breathtaking story. Silvestrov, who was present at the recordings himself, can count on cellist Anja Lechner who has been familiar with the composer's work for years. And you can hear that."
"The German cellist Anja Lechner, who has been an admirer of Sylvestrov's intimate music for twenty years, and her French colleague Agnès Vesterman interpret Sylvestrov's miniatures delicately and with modest imagination."
"On this disc, Silvestrov ‘speaks’ of hieroglyphics. As is often the case with composers who are part of this vast aesthetic movement, music has a clear spiritual orientation. This is probably the reason why we speak of holy minimalism, in opposition to the repetitive music of a Philip Glass or a Steve Reich. The cellist Anja Lechner has recorded about twenty discs at ECM, and this shows us a big palette of styles.
Sound 10 - Booklet 10 - Repertoire 7 - Interpretation 10"