Acrobats: Music of David Leisner
- CDR 90000 096
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The assessments of David Leisner's most celebrated work, Dances in the Madhouse, could apply to all the pieces on this CD of Leisner's complete works for flute and guitar, all composed between 1982 and 2002.
The disc contains three world-premiere recordings, including the playful and haunting Acrobats; Trittico, inspired by Renaissance paintings; and Leisner's exploration of contrasting personality types, Extremes.
In addition to Dances in the Madhouse, which is fast becoming a modern classic, the disc contains El Coco (The Bogeyman), inspired by a Francisco Goya print, and the aptly-named Nostalgia.
Making its Cedille Records debut, the Cavatina Duo has received widespread praise for its imaginative performances.