Kim Kashkashian
Luciano Berio VOCI


Kim Kashkashian, Viola
Luciano Berio, Composer

Dennis Russell Davies, conductor
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

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Superb performances by Kim Kashkashian distinguish this exceptional recording, on which the violist plays Luciano Berio’s ‘Voci’ and ‘Naturale’, masterworks inspired by Sicilian folk melodies. The compositions are connected here by authentic field recordings from Sicily, making evident some of the sources that have long fired Berio’s imagination. International Record Review: ‘On Voci the viola is ruminative, seeming to dwell in the interior spaces of these folk melodies, to enable them to sing in a new way and so reveal their continuity with the music of late modernity….Kim Kashkashian’s playing is a real joy; everything is done with unfailing conviction, intelligence and warmth. Here’s a disc no one interested in the music of our time should miss.’

‘Voci’ recorded November 1999, ORF Studio, Vienna
‘Naturale’ recorded May 2000, Teldec Studio, Berlin

‘Sicilian Folk Music’
recordings from the Ethnomusicological Archives
of the Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome
2: Palma di Montechiaro (Agrigento) 1955
3: Favara (Agrigento) 1969
4: Terrauzza (Siracusa) 1961
5: Alcamo (Trapani) 1961
6.1: Barrafranca (Enna) 1960
6.2: Alcamo (Trapani) 1961

Coproduction ECM Records / ORF Wien (O-card back)
Coproduction ECM Records / RSO Wien (booklet)

An ECM Production

Release: 19. Feb. 2002



Komponist / Composer