Blue Cliff Records


by Stephen Nachmanovitch

solo improvisation
viola d'amore - viola
tenor violin - violin


The Strad, January 2013:
“Tenor and standard-issue violins, viola and viola d’amore all take their turn, with a gentle smattering of electronics further enriching his sound world. … Nachmanovitch’s style draws on folk melody – quick turns ornamenting melancholic lines – with sparingly used atonal bursts. It’s a blend that is especially successful in the viola d’amore pieces: Skittering brings with energy and some dazzling double-stopping, while in Desert Fathers, wistful undertones and high scamperings provide light and shade, enhanced by Nachmanovitch’s consistently strong sense of proportion and shape.”