Seven / Levitation / CAP-KO

Year of release: 2014


Since the beginning, Peter Eötvös’s musical thinking has been characterized by a strong affinity for the stage. Although this is apparent in his instrumental works, perhaps the most dramatic instrumental genre, the concerto, did not occupy an important place in his early creative period. But in the period from his first large opera, Three Sisters (finished in 1997) up to the present, the concerto is perhaps the most important and most characteristic of his genres.


Seven (2006)
Memorial for the Columbia Astronauts
for violin and orchestra

Part I - Cadenza with Accompaniment
01. First Cadenza (for Husband and McCool) 1:45
02. Second Cadenza (for Anderson) 0:54
03. Third Cadenza (for Clark and Brown) 2:36
04. Fourth Cadenza (for Chawla and Ramon) 5:42
05. Part II 10:41



Levitation (2007)
for two clarinets, string orchestra and accordion

06.First Movement 2:29
07. Second Movement (“langsam, schwebend”) 6:17
08. Third Movement (“barcarola”) 6:58
09. Cadenza 2:05
10. Fourth Movement (“Petrushka’s Resurrection”) 3:04



CAP-KO (2007)
dedicated to Béla Bartók
Concerto for Acoustic Piano, Keyboard and Orchestra

11.First Movement 3:33
12. Second Movement 4:23
13. Third Movement 3:48
14. Fourth Movement (“Bartók crosses the Ocean”) 5:03
15. Fifth Movement 3:11

Total time: 62:35


Soloists: Akiko Suwanai - violin (1-5)
Richard Hosford, John Bradbury - clarinet (6-10)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard - piano (11-15)
Conducted by Peter Eötvös
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (Göteborgs Symfoniker) (1-5, 11-15)
BBC Symphony Orchestra (6-10)




Mixed and mastered by Peter Eötvös and Péter Dorozsmai at Tom-Tom Studio, Budapest on 22 May, 2013

Music publisher: Schott Musik International GmbH & Co. KG, Mainz

Pierre-Laurent Aimard appears courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft mbH

Producer: László Gőz




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