By Mario Haring and Noe Inui. By Claude Debussy, Erwin Schulhoff, Karol Szymanowski, and Leos Janacek. Classical. 1 Hybrid SACD. Published by Ars Produktion (NX.ARS38189).
As the album title suggests, the repertoire on this collection is centered on the concepts of identity, both personal and national. Written between 1904 and 1927, a time that predates, includes then postscripts the WWI era, the diverse works on this collection examines four early 20th century pioneers: Claude Debussy, Leos Janacek, Erwin Schulhoff and Karol Szymanowski. The duo of Noe Inui (violin) and Mario Haring (piano) illustrate these composers' search for new sounds, tone colours and forms at a time of great foment and through the duo's nuanced thoughtful performances enable listeners to experience anew the many musical worlds that were created during that time.