LÁSZLÓ DUBROVAY (b.1943): Solos Nos. 1-15 for (in order) Violin (András Kiss), Trombone (Gusztáv Höna), Tuba (Jószef Bazsinka), Cello (Frances-Marie Uitti), Bass Flute (Eberhardt Blum), Contrabass Flute (Helmut Erdmann), Bassoon (György Lakatos), Trumpet (György Geiger), Flute (Gergely Ittzés), Clarinet (Csaba Klenyán), Double Bass (Iván Sztankov), Bass Trombone (Csaba Wagner), Horn (Zoltán Varga), Tárogató (László Kiss Gy.) and Cimbalom (Viktória Herencsár).
Catalogue Number: 03M109
Reference: HCD 32674-75
Description: Dubrovay wrote these Solos between 1979 and 2002, intending to "demonstrate the latest playing techniques and sounding possibilities of the instruments". He even admits to "absurd-sounding elements", from which he tries to make "valuable musical ideas, processes and forms"; these are the most fun parts: especially with the wind and brass instruments where a player can vocalize through various parts of the instrument, one gets some very enjoyable and humorous moments. If you love pure instrumental sound and you like to hear instruments making sounds you probably didn't think possible, this may be for you. There are no tunes to hum, though... 2 CDs.