Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh and virtuoso pianist Shai Wosner play 20th-century works by three remarkable Central European composers who intertwine folkloric influences with their own unmistakable originality.
The album includes Leoš Janácek’s Moravian influenced Sonata for violin and piano, Béla Bartók’s impassioned Violin Sonata No. 1, and compelling miniatures by György Kurtág, including Tre Pezzi for violin and piano and selections from Signs, Games and Messages.
The Philadelphia Inquirer praised Koh’s “strikingly beautiful” playing in the Bartok sonata. Wosner brought a “diaphanous tone deeply sympathetic to the Debussy-like writing” to the Janácek
"... The pieces are well chosen, making this an absorbing anthology of Kurtag’s intensely concentrated miniatures, in performances that are exemplary... this disc is worth exploring for the Kurtag pieces, and for some imaginatve into the Janacek Sonata ... The recorded sound is unobtrusively clear and clean."
Nigel Simeone - International Record Review - February 2014