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ROCHBERG, G.: Piano Music, Vol. 1 - Circles of Fire (Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo)


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ROCHBERG, G.: Piano Music, Vol. 1 - Circles of Fire (Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo)

‘There is a fire in the brain, in the mind, which comes from the universal fire that makes solar systems and galaxies, asteroid belts and comets, huge orbiting spirals, circles, loops that bend back on themselves in giant symmetries and stream out across millions of miles in giant asymmetries. What we humans call music is the perfect expression of this utterly fantastic image.’ George Rochberg’s extraordinary statement perfectly characterises the contrasts between order and chaos, symmetry and asymmetry, development and repetition of his immense and symmetrical Circles of Fire for piano duo.

Rochberg, George

  Circles of Fire
1.   I. Solemn Refrain I 00:02:31
2.   II. Chiaroscuro I 00:03:37
3.   III. Canonic Variations 00:03:08
4.   IV. Gioco del fuoco 00:07:15
5.   V. Solemn Refrain II 00:01:39
6.   VI. Gargoyles 00:01:29
7.   VII. Nebulae 00:08:13
8.   VIII. Solemn Refrain III 00:01:53
9.   IX. Sognando 00:11:31
10.   X. The Infinite Ricercar 00:02:35
11.   XI. Solemn Refrain IV 00:01:35
12.   XII. Caprichos 00:14:02
13.   XIII. Fuga a sei voci 00:02:56
14.   XIV. Chiaroscuro II 00:04:31
15.   XV. Solemn Refrain V 00:03:26

Total Playing Time: 01:10:21

Rochberg, George

Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559631

Barcode: 636943963128

Physical Release: 02/2010

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