13 Dec 2012
Superb Imposition released on Anna Petrini’s solo CD
A CD with mostly new repertoire for the Paetzold contrabass recorder performed by Anna Petrini was issued by the Swedish label dB Productions in September. Besides Superb Imposition, the disc contains works by Fausto Romitelli, Malin Bång, Oscar Bianchi, and Mattias Petersson; the album is entitled Crepuscolo, after the work by Oscar Bianchi. Superb Imposition was commissioned by Anna Petrini (as were the works by Malin Bång and Mattias Petersson) with support from the Nordic Culture Point and Concerts Sweden; Anna gave the work’s premiere in May 2011 at the Musica Electronica Nova in Wroclaw, Poland.
In the CD booklet, Anna offers the following comments about the instrument and working with composers:
“The Paetzold recorder is a modern instrument invented in the 1970s by Joachim Paetzold. With visual similarities to a square organ pipe with keys, it actually has little to do with a traditional recorder but still counts as part of the recorder family. With a fascinating set of sounds and timbral possibilities, this instrument has inspired composers worldwide and a highly interesting repertoire is developing.”
“Collaborating with composers has been a comprehensive and inspiring part of the process of making this disc. Seeing the instrument through the eyes of the composer makes it constantly new, since different minds put different light on different aspects when writing for the instrument. The opportunity to rediscover the instrument is very refreshing and gives me a feeling that each meeting of this kind adds a new layer to my instrument.”