We’re excited to announce our 11th release: the debut album of Caspar Vos, called Ego.
The ingrediënts: a pianist who deserves the spotlights (Caspar), one thrilling composer (Nikolai Medtner), a Steinway D grand that sings and all of this captured in a very fine hall in Holland.
Although we’ve named it Ego we don’t release a selfish portrait of this young piano master. Quite the contrary. We think it is an ego-document at it’s finest: a performance by an honest pianist who contemplates his spirit via the music of Medtner.
Indulge yourself with the Nightwind Sonata opus 25/2, the Sonata-Skazka opus 25/1 and the Skazki opus 26. Colourful (and quite unknown) music asking for musical skills and imagination played with utter admiration.
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Gramophone, June ’18: ‘Vos conveys the sense of surge and repose, mystery and exaltation that is such a hallmark of this composer.’
’10’ (highest rating) @ Luister, June ’18: ‘This CD makes you dizy and warm.’
4 stars @ De Volkskrant, Februay ’18: ‘Vos keeps track on the different layers in the music fabulously.’
Nederlands Dagblad, February ’18: ‘Wonderful performance of this beautiful and unknown music.’
Trouw, February ’18: ‘This CD is a cracking achievement.’
|1.||Sonata-Skazka in C minor, Op.25-1: I. Allegro abbandonamente|
|2.||Sonata-Skazka in C minor, Op.25-1: II. Andantino con moto|
|3.||Sonata-Skazka in C minor, Op.25-1: III. Allegro con spirito|
|4.||Skazki, Op.26: I. Allegretto frescamente|
|5.||Skazki, Op.26: II. Molto vivace|
|6.||Skazki, Op.26: III. Narrante a piacere|
|7.||Skazki, Op.26: IV. Sostenuto|
|8.||Sonata in E minor ‘Night Wind’, Op.25-2: Introduzione: Andante — Allegro|
|9.||Sonata in E minor ‘Night Wind’, Op.25-2: Allegro molto sfrenatamente, presto|