Ute Schleich & Katharina Uzal - Colori Contrastanti (CD)
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The recorder player Ute Schleich and Katharina Uzal on the cello form the Duo Colori Contrastanti, which, with temperament, empathy and practical performance knowledge, is dedicated to a musical niche that is worth illuminating and seeing. They are recording new works for recorder and cello – all world premiere recordings apart from the Variations by Bernstein. 'New' here does not only mean 'works from the 20th and 21st centuries'. - "Devaneio" by Diana Cemeryte, for example, was written for this duo in 2021 - but also the adaptation of Vivaldi's autumn for this cast and the first edition of the duets by Domenichini.
The CD contains works by Leonard Bernstein, Heinz-Martin Lonquich, Diana Cemeryte, Katerina Pinosova-Ruzickova, Diego Uzal, Antonio Vivaldi/Winfried Michel and Carlo Domenichini.
The great differences between the two instruments repeatedly require a struggle to find the best combination and an intensive interaction in terms of dynamics, intonation, articulation and timbre. Of course, there are ways and means by which these two very different instruments can communicate and deal with each other on an equal footing. The name Colori Contrastanti describes on the one hand the very different instrumental conditions of the duo, on the other hand also the colorful program, which is characterized by the most diverse music.
The two musicians got to know each other through joint teaching activities, and since 2015 they have been connected by an intensive and fruitful musical collaboration, based on personal sympathy and curiosity about the other instrument.
01 Statio - Seven Drawings - 1 Con espressione
02 Statio - Seven drawings - 2 Con grande intensita
03 Statio - Seven Drawings - 3 Agitato, ma Quasi agitato
04 Statio - Seven Drawings - 4 Lento, sconcertato
05 Statio - Seven Drawings - 5 Con espressione dolente
06 Statio - Seven drawings - 6 Insoglia del silenzio
07 Statio - Seven Drawings - 7 Calmo e con anima
08 Duetto 2 from "Sei Duetti a flauto dolce e violoncello" - Allegro Maestoso
09 Duetto 2 from "Sei Duetti a flauto dolce e violoncello" - Rondo Allegretto
10 Three Poems - 1 look
11 Three Poems - 2 Inescapable
12 Three Poems - 3 Before Spring
13 Variations on an Octatonic Scale Theme
14 Variations on an Octatonic Scale - Variation 1
15 Variations on an Octatonic Scale - Variation 2
16 Variations on an Octatonic Scale - Variation 3
17 Variations on an Octatonic Scale - Variation 4
18 Variations on an Octatonic Scale - Coda
19 Visage I
20 Duetto 1 from "Sei Duetti a flauto dolce e violoncello" - Adagio
21 Duetto 1 from "Sei Duetti a flauto dolce e violoncello" - Rondo (Menuetto con brio)
23 Concerto "L'Autunno" - Allegro
24 Concerto "L'Autunno" - Adagio
25 Concerto "L'Autunno" - Allegro