Wien Modern III   Deutsche Grammophon 447 115-2

imageGustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Claudio Abbado
Live recording from Wien Konzerthaus, 1992

Roger Woodward track:
Iannis Xenakis: Keqrops (1986)
for piano and orchestra (16’48’)

disc also includes:
Luigi Dallapiccola, Piccola musica notturna
Paolo Perezzani – Primavera dell’anima
Hans Werner Henze – Sinfonische Intermezzi
- Manadenjagd

1997 DGG Hamburg
Executive Producer – Christopher Alder
Recording producer – Wolfgang Sturm


Diversity for all seasons - Sydney Morning Herald, Classical CD of the Week, 18/8/97, Roger Covell
Xenakis/Woodward/Claudio Abbado
Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Vienna

Anyone who heard Woodward make his way through the fantastic sound-world of this work in a Sydney Symphony Orchestra 20th century concert in the Town Hall will probably want to take the opportunity to hear it a leisure.  This recording of his 1992 performance of it in Vienna with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra directed by Claudio Abbado, newly issued by DG in its Modern Vienna series, is an astonishing act of collaboration between a pianist of unique capacities and one of the most eminent and enlightened conductors of our time…..