This is the second time violinist Danae P. Matschke collaborates on an album with her father, pianist Uwe Matschke, after their first release, titled P. Matschke - Violin Recital, was warmly received by fans and critics alike. For their sophomore effort, they chose sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven, Debussy and Ravel, allowing us the opportunity to enjoy their renditions of works where the two instruments share equally prominent roles.
"Nine pianists perform musical interpretations of the stories told by their inner voices. With the piano as their vehicle, they embark on a voyage which is at once unconventional and transcendental."
Guitarist Nikos Zarkos' second album Female Writing for Guitar, follows in the footsteps of his successful debut album, 21st Century Music for Solo Guitar, which was received enthusiastically by critics and listeners alike. For his second album, (his first in collaboration with Irida Classical), N. Zarkos presents an interesting and original program, the theme of which is works from the 20th and 21st century by women composers, namely Elsa Respighi, Matilde Salvador, Fernande Peyrot, Sofia Gubaidulina, Lina Tonia, Jana Obrovska and Franghiz Ali-Zadeh.
Nikos Dontas, a widely respected Greek music critic wrote a positive review of the album Recital - Beethoven/ Debussy/ Ravel Sonatas for Violin and Pianoby Danae P. Matschke (Violin) and Uwe Matschke (Piano) for the Kathimerini Newspaper. You can read the full review in Greek here or the Google translation to English here. For more information on the album, as well as sound clips click here.