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Frank Martin

Muriel Cantoreggi violin
Juliane Banse soprano
German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Christoph Poppen conductor
Polyptyque (1973)
Six images de la Passion du Christ
for violin and two string orchestras
I. Image des Rameaux
II. Image de la Chambre haute
III. Image de Juda
IV. Image de Géthsémané
V. Image du Jugement
VI. Image de la Glorification

Maria–Triptychon (1967/8)
for soprano, violin and orchestra
Ave Maria
Stabat Mater

Passacaille (1944/1962)
for orchestra

Recorded February and June 2006
ECM New Series 2015

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The exceptional symphonic works of Swiss composer Frank Martin (1890-1974) finally given the recordings they have long deserved. This is music of beauty and intensity: Martin’s touchstone was Bach’s St Mathew Passion and its influence shines through these radiant pieces. Muriel Cantoreggi soars over two string orchestras on the Polyptyque and answers the soprano of Juliane Banse on the moving Maria-Tripytchon. Throughout, Christoph Poppen draws forth sensitive performances from the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.