Pieter Wispelwey’s new CD In Memoriam II – The Scordatura Album is out now. It is the second In Memoriam album dedicated to Pieter's son Dorian and features two masterpieces for cello solo in alternative tuning.
These are, in Pieter’s own words, “darker tunings: the Bach Suite with the top string lowered by a whole tone and the Kodaly Sonata with the two bottom strings lowered by a semitone. Both pieces are fierce, resilient and profound and although painted in dark colours, they comfort us with their show of sheer musical power and luminous inventiveness.”
Find out more and listen here.