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Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS

Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD367
UPC: 855317003677
  1. 01 – JS Bach – Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005 – I. Adagio
  2. 02 – JS Bach – Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005 – II. Fuga
  3. 03 – JS Bach – Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005 – III. Largo
  4. 04 – JS Bach – Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005 – IV. Allegro assai
  5. 05 – Paul Hindemith – Sonata for Solo Viola Op. 11 No. 5 – I. Lebhaft aber nicht geeilt
  6. 06 – Paul Hindemith – Sonata for Solo Viola Op. 11 No. 5 – II. Massig schnell mit viel Warme vortragen
  7. 07 – Paul Hindemith – Sonata for Solo Viola Op. 11 No. 5 – III. Scherzo Schnell
  8. 08 – Paul Hindemith – Sonata for Solo Viola Op. 11 No. 5 – IV. In Form und Zeitmass einer Passacaglia
  9. 09 – Gyorgy Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Viola – I. Hora lunga
  10. 10 – Gyorgy Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Viola – II. Loop
  11. 11 – Gyorgy Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Viola – III. Facsar
  12. 12 – Gyorgy Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Viola – IV. Prestissimo con sordino
  13. 13 – Gyorgy Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Viola – V. Lamento
  14. 14 – Gyorgy Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Viola – VI. Chaconne chromatique
JESÚS RODOLFO – TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS

Described by the New York Times Digest as “a star whose light transcends the stage”, Spanish violist Jesus Rodolfo combines the spontaneity and fearless imagination of youth with the discipline and precision of a mature artist.
Jesus Rodolfo’s Odradek debut, Transfixing Metamorphosis, takes us on a journey through music for solo viola – a journey felt deeply by the artist as one which resonates with key moments in his own musical development. We hear a transcription of J.S. Bach’s Sonata, BWV 1005 (originally for solo violin), a work of sublime power which includes the longest fugue ever written by Bach, a breathtaking tour de force.
Paul Hindemith’s Viola Sonata, Op. 11, No. 5 was written in 1919 at a time when Hindemith the performer was making his final transition from the violin to the viola. The sonata is one of a group of works started in 1918 at the tail end of World War One. Hindemith’s approach to sonority and counterpoint, articulated using a neoclassical musical language, finds parallels with J.S. Bach, leavened by a purity, even a romanticism, of spirit.
György Ligeti’s Viola Sonata (1991-1994) is considered perhaps the hardest solo viola work yet written. Over the course of its expansive six-movement structure, this work creates a sense of reminiscence, an evocation of something which has gone before, without resorting to pastiche. Ligeti explores all the capacities of the instrument and stretches the skill of the performer almost to breaking point, a challenge audibly relished by Jesus Rodolfo in his thrilling performance.

Booklet in English, Spanish and German.
Program notes by Jesús Rodolfo and Joanna Wyld

01 – JS Bach – Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005 – I. Adagio // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  1. 01 – JS Bach – Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005 – I. Adagio // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  2. 02 – JS Bach – Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005 – II. Fuga // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  3. 03 – JS Bach – Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005 – III. Largo // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  4. 04 – JS Bach – Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005 – IV. Allegro assai // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  5. 05 – Paul Hindemith – Sonata for Solo Viola Op. 11 No. 5 – I. Lebhaft aber nicht geeilt // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  6. 06 – Paul Hindemith – Sonata for Solo Viola Op. 11 No. 5 – II. Massig schnell mit viel Warme vortragen // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  7. 07 – Paul Hindemith – Sonata for Solo Viola Op. 11 No. 5 – III. Scherzo Schnell // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  8. 08 – Paul Hindemith – Sonata for Solo Viola Op. 11 No. 5 – IV. In Form und Zeitmass einer Passacaglia // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  9. 09 – Gyorgy Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Viola – I. Hora lunga // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  10. 10 – Gyorgy Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Viola – II. Loop // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  11. 11 – Gyorgy Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Viola – III. Facsar // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  12. 12 – Gyorgy Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Viola – IV. Prestissimo con sordino // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  13. 13 – Gyorgy Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Viola – V. Lamento // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS
  14. 14 – Gyorgy Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Viola – VI. Chaconne chromatique // Jesús Rodolfo - TRANSFIXING METAMORPHOSIS