Composers: Hartmann, Martin
Compositions: Concerto Funebre, Polyptyque
Performers:Patricia Kopatchinskaja v , Camerata Bern
Catalogue Number:Alpha ALPHA545

The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, known for the uniquely fierce extent to which she immerses herself into and ‘recreates’ a piece of music, gives us her take on the Holocaust. The program is built around two great 20th-century works for violin and string orchestra: Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Concerto Funebre (1939) and Swiss composer Frank Martin’s Polyptyque (1973). Kopatchinskaja writes: “The music is made out of the blood and tears of tortured souls: a...