Thomas Larcher Madhares - ECM New Series 2111



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Thomas Larcher Madhares - ECM New Series 2111
ECM New Series 2111April 2010

Till Fellner: piano; Kim Kashkashian: viola;
Diotima Quartet; Münchener Kammerorchester
Dennis Russell Davies: conductor

The creative output of Austrian composer (and pianist) Thomas Larcher whom the London Times recently called “a musical talent of unbounded sensitivity and distinction bound for 21st- century glory” has been championed on ECM New Series since 2001. “Madhares”, the third release dedicated exclusively to Larcher’s works, assembles some of the finest ECM musicians such as Kim Kashkashian, Till Fellner and the Munich Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dennis Russell Davies to present a gripping cross-section of Larcher’s recent orchestral output, enhanced by the third string quartet “Madhares” which is played by the youthful French Quatuor Diotima.

Till Fellner: piano; Kim Kashkashian: viola;
Diotima Quartet; Münchener Kammerorchester
Dennis Russell Davies: conductor

Larcher’s recent pieces are marked by intense sonic imagination, great rhythmic energy and a virtuoso impact that makes for an immediately rewarding listening. In the upcoming months his music will be performed in musical centers such as Amsterdam, London, Heimbach chamber music festival and many more.