BCM+D Records (2012)
iPalpiti Orchestra - “…a fitting name for the vibrant string orchestra…lustrous, polished tone and graceful phrasing.”—New York Times
iPalpiti Orchestral Ensemble of International Laureates, Eduard Schmieder-Conductor
Tibi Cziger-Clarinet, Yves Dharamraj-Cello, Julius Berger-Cello, Luiza Borac-Piano
1-2. W.A. Mozart – Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, KV546
3-5. Frédéric Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11, Luiza Borac, Piano
3-6. Benjamin Britten – Simple Symphony
In Memoriam Fryderyk Chopin is based upon and inspired by the Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1 for piano. In Memoriam serves as a reflection on the life, work and death of Chopin at the age of thirty-nine. After a short introduction, a meditative section features violin trills and a cadenza for clarinet followed by one for cello. A more rhythmic and energetic section follows, which is meant to suggest his struggles in life and creativity. After a climactic section for the string orchestra, a more peaceful section shines through representing the beauty, joy and genius of Chopin’s legacy.
A Selection of iPalpiti Orchestra Quotes
“(iPALPITI) performance can be called righteously overwhelming…–Noord Holland Dagblad
“…an astounding demonstration of seamless and beauteous string playing…memorable, luminous, deeply moving performance…”—Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times (2002)
“…a fitting name for the vibrant string orchestra…lustrous, polished tone and graceful phrasing.”—New York Times (2007)
“…rich sonorities (of iPalpiti) audibly took the audience’s breath away…”—STRINGS Magazine (2005)
“…(under Mr. Schmieder’s direction) iPalpiti sprang to life as a single, singing voice. It was the natural, “vocal” quality that stayed with me long after the final notes of the concert were sounded…”—John Ardoin, Music Critic, Dallas Morning News (1992)
“…Lead by conductor Eduard Schmieder with passion, intelligence, refinement and imagination, iPalpiti demonstrated an almost uncanny unanimity of sound and vibrato…It was especially remarkable to hear such a wide variety of individual tones emerge and then slip back into those fabulous unisons…”—The Strad (June 2009), review of the Carnegie Zankel Hall concert, New York.