Rebecca Saunders / Mark Andre / Hans Abrahamsen

Tre små Nocturner / S1 / Fletch

Archive 2013

Hans Abrahamsen
Tre små Nocturner for accordion and String Quartet
Air, for accordion solo
Mark Andre
S1 for two pianos
Rebecca Saunders
Fletch for String Quartet
Choler, for two pianos
Yukiko Sugawara and Tomoko Hemmi, piano
Quatuor Arditti
Frode Haltli
, accordion

Corealisation Opéra national de Paris ; Festival d’Automne à Paris
France Musique is recording this concert

A concert of contrasts. Andre has S for Schwelle (threshold) or for S Bahn, embarking on a metaphysical contemplation of elements vanishing. In white, Abrahamsen’s Nocturnes and Air explore the nuances of the accordion, while Saunders has vivid red for Choler – temper and temperament – and sound is made physical with presence and energy in Fletch.