Vanguard Classics/Musical Concepts is proud to announce the release of Volume II in its ambitious survey of Michael Hersch's complete works for strings. Volume I of the series, which featured Hersch's early Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 for Unaccompanied Cello, was released to great acclaim in 2009. The current disc comprises his works for violin, featuring violinist Miranda Cuckson, who has emerged over the past decade as among the foremost new music advocates of her generation. The new recording, features Hersch's Five Fragments, Fourteen Pieces after texts of Primo Levi, both for unaccompanied violin, and the wreckage of flowers: 21 pieces after poetry and prose of Czeslaw Milosz, where Ms. Cuckson is joined by pianist Blair McMillen.
1. Fragments (5) for Violin solo - Michael Hersch
2. Pieces (14) for Violin solo - Michael Hersch
3. the wreckage of flowers - Michael Hersch