Playing tracks by
Music Matters, Witold Lutosławski, Rosemary Hardy, Nieuw Ensemble, Ed Spanjaard and Katalin Károlyi, Amadinda Percussion Group.
This week, Music Matters brings you three wonderful song cycles by modernist composers inspired by folk poetry and literature.
Five Songs, by Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994)
Performers: Paulina Swierczek, soprano, and Wei-Han Wu, piano
Six Turkish Folk Poems, by Theo Loevendie (b. 1930)
Performers: Rosemary Hardy, soprano, with Nieuw Ensemble, conducted by Ed Spanjaard
Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel (With Pipes, Drums, and Fiddles), by György Ligeti (1923-2006)
Performers: Katalin Károlyi, mezzo-soprano, and the Amadinda Percussion Group
Image: "Making Music" by Bernard Karfiol (1886-1952)