Listen: Birtwistle's Bogenstrich

Baritone Roderick Williams takes on the fiendish vocal part in this modern masterpiece


'Bogenstrich consists of a very beautiful love poem, sung twice in different versions. The singer of what sounds like an extraordinarily difficult vocal line is Roderick Williams, always a great artist and here setting a standard it is hard to imagine being equalled.' Michael Tanner

Settings of Lorine Niedecker; Trio for violin, violincello and piano; Bogenstrich
Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Adrian Brendel (cello), Till Fellner (piano), Amy Freston (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone)
ECM 476 5050   65 mins

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