Absconditus. Music of Sidney Corbett
Sarah Plum, violin
The performer-composer relationship has proven to be an integral catalyst in the musical process that has brought forth masterworks time and again. This recording serves as a testament to a long and close collaboration between renowned composer Sidney Corbett and violinist Sarah Plum.
ABSCONDITUS offers the listener a rich and varied representation of Corbett’s music by presenting works that span a seventeen-year period, all but one of which are unveiled on the CD as world-premiere recordings.
Considered one of the leading voices in today’s music, the highly-prolific Corbett – protégé of the legendary György Ligeti – enjoys a career of international stature. His musical voice is a juxtaposition of a deeply unique, contemporary language and a profoundly haunting, inward-looking beauty. The New Journal of Music describes it poignantly: “His music is in a strange way ascetic yet at the same time sensual and combines constructive logic with atmospheric magic.”
For the recording, Sarah Plum is joined by esteemed colleagues who are advocates of contemporary music – mezzo-soprano Patricia Green, cellist Jonathan Ruck and pianist Timothy Lovelace. The title work, ABSCONDITUS, was written for Plum, and pays a direct homage to her long friendship with Sidney Corbett.
Absconditus 2011 FOR VIOLIN AND CELLO
WITH JONATHAN RUCK
I / II / III
Detroit Chronicles 1996 FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
WITH TIMOTHY LOVELACE, PIANO
I Rising / II Street Music I / III Waking an Angel/ IV Street Music II / V Visitation
Schneetod 2005 AFTER A POEM BY ANDREJ MURASOV
FOR VIOLIN, MEZZO SOPRANO AND PIANO
WITH PATRICIA GREEN, MEZZO SOPRANO AND TIMOTHY LOVELACE, PIANO
Nova Angeletta 1996 AFTER PETRARCH, FOR VIOLIN AND MEZZO SOPRANO
WITH PATRICIA GREEN
Archipel Chagall i 1998 FOR VIOLIN
I Selbstbildnis. Arietta / II Die Schrift / III Der Zirkus / IV Der Fiedler und der Engel
V Variationen / VI Der Abschied 11–16