CD Romance Lyrique
The music of tender affection In music, a romance is a piece free from established forms, poetically evoking romantic tales or human emotions, often with associations in nature. What instrument could lend itself better to such an atmosphere than the cello, with its sonorous depths and lustrous heights? And what more appropriate partner than the distinctive, nostalgic sound of the harp, which here replaces the original piano part? Romance lyrique, the title of a piece by Zoltán Kodály, provides the motto for this collection. The Hungarian master composed it in 1898, as his father's 16-year-old pupil, thus contributing to the melodic salon music of the Late Romantic period.
Matthias Michael Beckmann, Cello
Margit-Anna Süss, harp
CD Release April 2016