Lilith & Lulu
Andreas Mader & Christos Papandreopoulos form an astonishing musical duo: Duo Mader/Papandreopoulos. Their debut-CD, Lilith & Lulu, is a musical narrative about the femme fatale of Alban Berg (Lulu) and her mythical kinsperson Lilith.
This disk brings you a very charismatic and powerful program with composers all involved with one of these characters. Alban Berg, William Bolcom, Nadir Vassena and a commissioned (very exciting) piece by the Dutch composer Sam David Wamper explore the musical limits of the saxophone-/piano combination continuously. This young, Dutch-based duo achieves that with an ever-present amazing tone quality and endless energy.
A thrilling debut.
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5 stars @ Nederlands Dagblad, February ’19 (Dutch): ‘Silences on this CD are astounding, the interpretations exact.’
5 stars @ Pizzicato.nl, March ’19 (German): ‘Phenomenal control by Mader and together with Papandreopoulos a fascinatingly exciting interpretation.’ (links to site)
4 stars @ NRC, March ’19 (Dutch): ‘Amazing how much colors Papandreopoulos puts in a chord, flawless performance.’
Opusklassiek, March ’19 (Dutch): ‘Exceptionally illustrative and outstanding musicianship.’ (links to site)
|1.||Lilith: I. The Female Demon (W. Bolcom)|
|2.||Lilith: II. Succuba (W. Bolcom)|
|3.||Lilith: III. Will'o the Whisp (W. Bolcom)|
|4.||Lilith: IV. Child Stealer (W. Bolcom)|
|5.||Lilith: V. Night Dance (W. Bolcom)|
|6.||Nocturne I (N. Vassena)|
|7.||Nocturne II (N. Vassena)|
|8.||Portrait of Lilith (S.D. Wamper)|
|9.||Vier Stücke Op.5: I. Mässig (A. Berg)|
|10.||Vier Stücke Op.5: II. Sehr langsam (A. Berg)|
|11.||Vier Stücke Op.5: III. Sehr rasch (A. Berg)|
|12.||Vier Stücke Op.5: IV. Sehr langsam (A. Berg)|
|13.||From: Symphonische Stücke aus der Oper Lulu: III. Lied der Lulu (A. Berg)|
|14.||From: Symphonische Stücke aus der Oper Lulu: IV. Variations (A. Berg)|