Album: Enescu / Ligeti etc, Rapsodia – Patricia Kopatchinskaja (Naive)

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Best known for her quicksilver Beethoven, Patricia Kopatchinskaja opens up her family album in this quirky collection of folk and folk-inspired music.

The daughter of a cimbalom virtuoso and a classically trained violinist, she is equally at home in both worlds. Enescu's Sonata No 3 is framed by dances and extrapolations by Ligeti and Kurtag. Ravel's touristic "Tzigane" is transformed, while Jorge Sanchez-Chiong's "Crin" sees Kopatchinskaja vocalise Dada-esque syllables to kinetic pizzicato. Spicy and surprising.

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