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The Knights, the bold Brooklyn-based orchestral collective, embody the spirit of exploration with The Kreutzer Project, a program that posits Tolstoy's response to Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata: What exactly is it? I don't understand. What is music? What does it do? And why does it do what it does? Beethoven and Tolstoy in turn inspired Czech composer Leos Jan√°cek, whose first string quartet is also called "Kreutzer Sonata". The Knights' response to these iconoclastic touchstones is to reimagine the Beethoven as "Kreutzer Concerto", arranged by The Knights' co-founder Colin Jacobsen who is also the orchestrated version's violin soloist; and the Jan√°cek as orchestrated by The Knights' co-founder and conductor Eric Jacobsen. They keep the canon going with Colin's newly-composed "Kreutzings", which makes buried allusions to both Beethoven and Jan√°cek; and a commission from Anna Clyne, whose piece "Shorthand" takes it's title from a line in Tolstoy's novella: "music is the shorthand of emotion".
The Knights, the bold Brooklyn-based orchestral collective, embody the spirit of exploration with The Kreutzer Project, a program that posits Tolstoy's response to Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata: What exactly is it? I don't understand. What is music? What does it do? And why does it do what it does? Beethoven and Tolstoy in turn inspired Czech composer Leos Jan√°cek, whose first string quartet is also called "Kreutzer Sonata". The Knights' response to these iconoclastic touchstones is to reimagine the Beethoven as "Kreutzer Concerto", arranged by The Knights' co-founder Colin Jacobsen who is also the orchestrated version's violin soloist; and the Jan√°cek as orchestrated by The Knights' co-founder and conductor Eric Jacobsen. They keep the canon going with Colin's newly-composed "Kreutzings", which makes buried allusions to both Beethoven and Jan√°cek; and a commission from Anna Clyne, whose piece "Shorthand" takes it's title from a line in Tolstoy's novella: "music is the shorthand of emotion".
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Format: CD
Label: AVIE
Rel. Date: 08/19/2022
UPC: 822252255522

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The Knights, the bold Brooklyn-based orchestral collective, embody the spirit of exploration with The Kreutzer Project, a program that posits Tolstoy's response to Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata: What exactly is it? I don't understand. What is music? What does it do? And why does it do what it does? Beethoven and Tolstoy in turn inspired Czech composer Leos Jan√°cek, whose first string quartet is also called "Kreutzer Sonata". The Knights' response to these iconoclastic touchstones is to reimagine the Beethoven as "Kreutzer Concerto", arranged by The Knights' co-founder Colin Jacobsen who is also the orchestrated version's violin soloist; and the Jan√°cek as orchestrated by The Knights' co-founder and conductor Eric Jacobsen. They keep the canon going with Colin's newly-composed "Kreutzings", which makes buried allusions to both Beethoven and Jan√°cek; and a commission from Anna Clyne, whose piece "Shorthand" takes it's title from a line in Tolstoy's novella: "music is the shorthand of emotion".
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