NEW CD RELEASE "Four Elements Vol. I: Water"
The New CD Four Elements Vol. I: Water will be released on November 9th in United Kingdom, worldwide release on November 16th by Orchid Classics. Japanese release date will be announced soon.
Yu Kosuge embarks on an exciting project: four releases inspired by the Greek concept of the four elements: Water, Fire, Air, Earth. Many composers have been drawn to the properties of these elements when seeking inspiration for their music, but Kosuge's theme goes deeper, dating back to her successful Beethoven cycle: ""When you understand that Shakespeare's plays, read ardently by Beethoven, refer to Greek mythology, or that Beethoven himself composed some works based on the Prometheus myth, you would know that an artist who is searching for human nature would surely look to Greek mythology or philosophy..."" In Water, Yu Kosuge interprets a rich array of repertoire, from Liszt and Wagner to acclaimed contemporary composer Dai Fujikura. The 'barcarolle' takes its rocking rhythms from the motion of a boat: we hear examples by Chopin and Fauré, as well as Venetian Gondola 'Songs Without Words' by Mendelssohn.