The Lithuanian pianist and composer Vytautas Bacevičius (1905-70) is one of the undiscovered pioneers of twentieth-century music. His series of seven Mots ('Words') for keyboard — five for solo piano, one for organ and one for two pianos — were written between 1933 and 1966 and show the evolution of his musical language from the post-Skryabin style of the early works, via the influence of Prokofiev and Stravinsky, to a highly individual modernism, akin to that of two fellow radicals, Varése and Wolpe.
Gabrielius Alekna, piano
Matthew Lewis, organ
Ursula Oppens, piano
Septième Mot, Op. 73 (1966)
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Catalogue No: TOCC0134EAN/UPC: 5060113441348Release Date: 13.02.2012Composer: Vytautas Bacevičius Artists: Gabrielius Alekna,
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