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Chamber Music, page 189

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Thea Musgrave : Pierrot Dreaming - Chamber Music for Clarinet Vol. 1

Thea Musgrave : Pierrot Dreaming - Chamber Music for Clarinet Vol. 1
ID: CC0038
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano and Clarinet

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Reflections - Clarinet Concertos by G. Fitkin, C. Davis, G. Finzi - D.Campbell, clarinet

Reflections - Clarinet Concertos by G. Fitkin, C. Davis, G. Finzi - D.Campbell, clarinet
ID: CC0057
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Clarinet

An exciting new release featuring one of the best loved British concertos in the repertoire, and two premiere recordings. As well as the Finzi, David Campbell brings his authoritative playing to two works for clarinet and orchestra, which were specially written for him. The Fitkin is an approachable work which highlights both the lyrical and more challenging ideas associated with this eminent composer and Carl Davis, who as one of our most successful composers of film music, brings his skills as a more serious composer to a highly attractive new work.

David Campbell enjoys an international career as clarinet soloist and teacher. His solo engagements have taken him to over forty countries and he has performed a wide-ranging repertoire with many orchestras including: the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, English Chamber, London Mozart Players, BBC Concert, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish, BBC Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. John's, Smith Square and many abroad.

Davis, C: Clarinet Concerto 'Hungarica'
Finzi: Clarinet Concerto, Op. 31
Fitkin: Clarinet Concerto 'Agnostic'

David Campbell (clarinet) / Aurora Orchestra, Nick Collon
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Beethoven, Mendelssohn - LIVE: London Chamber Orchestra, Conductor: Ch.Warren-Green, Soloist: Melvyn Tan, piano

Beethoven, Mendelssohn - LIVE: London Chamber Orchestra, Conductor: Ch.Warren-Green, Soloist: Melvyn Tan, piano
ID: SIGCD200
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Chamber Orchestra

The London Chamber Orchestra, the UK’s oldest chamber orchestra, has nurtured the new and paid homage to the traditional since 1921. Since 1988 Principal Conductor and Music Director Christopher Warren-Green has brought together the inspirational musicians and repertoire for which LCO is renowned. The remarkable acoustic and intimate ambience of St. John’s, Smith Square, its London home, enable the LCO - the only chamber orchestra resident in London - to give vibrant performances and establish a close rapport with its audiences. The recordings on the LCO Live label, in partnership with Signum Classics, are the result of this happy marriage of orchestra and venue. Future releases include Mozart’s Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven’s ‘Ah Perfido!’
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Adam Gorb: Towards Nirvana

Adam Gorb: Towards Nirvana
ID: NMCD154
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Adam Gorb is best known for his award-winning music for symphonic wind ensemble, and this recording features Towards Nirvana - a reflection on the life and teachings of Buddha - as well as the exuberant Scenes from Bruegel, illuminating the painter's depictions of human folly. The recording is completed with Ascent - inspired by Cézanne’s almost Cubist paintings of Mont Sainte-Victoire - and Farewell.

All these works are recorded by the the Royal Northern College's acclaimed Wind Orchestra, conducted by Clark Rundell, Timothy Reynish and Mark Heron.


RNCM Wind Ensemble:
The Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra is recognised as one of the leading conservatoire ensembles in the world: through a unique series of concerts, commissions, broadcasts and professional recordings, the RNCM Wind Orchestra has transformed the repertoire and performance standards of wind ensemble music in the UK. The RNCM Wind Orchestra was the first conservatoire ensemble to be invited to perform at the BBC Proms, and has also performed at Festivals such as Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Huddersfield, Spitalfields, and the Three Choirs, as well as festivals in Holland, Japan, Switzerland and Poland. In 2000 the RNCM was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for its outstanding and pioneering work with the Wind Orchestra.
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Viola Altra - Màtè Szücs

Viola Altra - Màtè Szücs
ID: ACDHH046-2
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Viola

Since the beginning of musical history, the violin has played the leading role, while the viola has remained in an accompanying one. The viola has a rich and warm sound, and so is often considered as the ideal chamber music instrument. The larger size of the viola means that the distance the fi ngers have to cover between the notes is greater and therefore the margin of error is increased. Considering this difference, it is of course easier to play virtuosic passages on the violin. But should the viola only be destined to play chamber music? Several violists in the course of history have wrestled with this matter. Having asked himself this question for a few years, Màtè Szücs realises his own vision with this CD.
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London Love - Ensemble Rossignol

London Love - Ensemble Rossignol
ID: ACDBH050-2
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Ensemble Rossignol, a leading recorder and theorbo ensemble, perform works from the master composers in the shadow of Hanel.

Pieces by Loeillet, Axel D. Ruoff, Babell, Bach, Geminiani and Handel himself all in celebration of the city that played host to Handel's music and became his creative home.

London was an exceptionally prosperous city in the 18th century, which was reflected by its lively musical society.Handel, a German by birth, played a dominant role in this. Although he travelled extensively, he spent most of his life in this city and was even officially made a British subject in 1727. Although he was primarily known for his brilliant operas and oratorios, with their treasure trove of splendid arias, he was also a composer of lovely and sophisticated chamber music works. At this time, composers from all different countries travelled to London in the hope of launching a successful career there. However, this proved a difficult venture indeed for most of them, as they remained firmly overshadowed by Handel.
Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, born in Ghent, moved to London in 1705 after he completed his studies. He started as principal oboist of the Queen’s Theatre and later at the Opera, making a name for himself as a virtuoso flute player. He was also known as the first composer of recorder music of renown in England and thanks to his efforts the instrument gained substantial popularity. John Walsh published his music in London under the name: John Loeillet of London.
The British composer William Babell spent his entire life in London. His work is strongly influenced by Handel, whom we can presume to have been one of his teachers. The exceptionally virtuoso ornamentation in the slow movements of his sonatas has been written out meticulously.
In the first half of the 18th century Handel enjoyed even greater fame than his contemporary Johann Sebastian Bach. Although both composers were born in 1685 within a distance shorter than 200 km of each other - Handel in Halle en Bach in Eisenach - the two never met. Bach’s solo sonatas for cello lend themselves exceptionally well to the theorbo.
The Italian violin prodigy Francesco Geminiani was born in Lucca. In 1714 he too left for London, where he gained a formidable reputation as a violinist and teacher of the violin. His best-known work is The Art of Playing on the Violin (1731), one of the earliest treatises on the technical aspects of the instrument. The aria What shall I do to show how much I love her from Purcell’s opera Dioclesian was originally set for flute and harpsichord.
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Bernard Herrmann -Suite for String Quartet -Tippett Quartet, Julian Bliss, Clarinet

Bernard Herrmann -Suite for String Quartet -Tippett Quartet, Julian Bliss, Clarinet
ID: SIGCD234
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Quartet

Bernard Herrmann was perhaps one of the greatest musical all-rounders of the 20th Century. Although he is best known for his scores to perhaps some of the most iconic films ever made („Vertigo“, „Citizen Kane“, „Psycho“), he was also a talented composer for the concert hall, with an early career marked out by his skill as a conductor - praised by Stravinsky amongst others, who autographed Hermann“s score for his Symphony in 3 Movements with "To the excellent musician and conductor, Bernard Herrmann. Cordially, I. Stravinsky."

The Tippett Quartet capture the energy and musical finesse of Herrmann‘s works in this recording, accompanied for Souvernirs de Voyage by the clarinetist Julian Bliss and featuring a new arrangement of his score for „Psycho“.
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Dance of the Three Legged Elephants - Matthew Barley - Julian Joseph

Dance of the Three Legged Elephants - Matthew Barley - Julian Joseph
ID: SIGCD171
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano and Cello

Dazzling yet intimte, this set of tracks is the work of two brilliant and internationally renowned musicians who are also close friends, and their friendship pours from the music with passion, intensity, humour and inspiring energy. The central focus here is ‘collaboration’ - the musical collaboration of Barley and Joseph and the traditions from which they have individually evolved, and their combined collaboration with other composers in a series of imaginative arrangements.
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Deep in My Soul - Lisa Friend, flute - Rodney Friend, violin

Deep in My Soul - Lisa Friend, flute - Rodney Friend, violin
ID: SIGCD199
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Flute

Lisa Friend started the flute age five. At sixteen she studied in New York with flautist Renee Siebert of the New York Philharmonic. She was awarded a flute Scholarship to study with Julius Baker in Connecticut. At seventeen, Lisa won a Scholarship to the Royal College of Music. Twice winning the Martin Music Scholarship enabled her to study at the Paris Conservatoire with Alain Marion and Ida Ribera.
As soloist, Lisa has appeared with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic, the Liverpool Philharmonic and toured throughout the UK, France, Germany, Japan, China and the USA. Other solo appearances include BBC ChildLine, a concert for Royal Family at Buckingham Palace as soloist with the late Yehudi Menuhin, the Britten theatre with the late Sir George Solti and for Steven Spielberg after writing and performing a track for his foundation SHOAH. Lisa was also soloist for the Bill Kenwright production Music 2000. She has given live recitals for Classic FM and Radio 3. Live television has included Brandenburg 5th Concerto in Spain with her father the International violinist Rodney Friend.
An enchanting collection of Romantic classics and new arrangements, performed by leading UK flautist Lisa Friend - with accompaniment from pianist Mark Kinkaid, cellist Martin Radford and violinist Rodney Friend.
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The Soul Rests Eternal - Mike Sheppard - Caroline Dale - English Chamber Orchestra - Steve Sidwell

The Soul Rests Eternal - Mike Sheppard - Caroline Dale - English Chamber Orchestra - Steve Sidwell
ID: SIGCD232
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Cello

A close brush with his own mortality eighteen months ago was the driving force behind Mike Sheppard's decision to focus solely on his composing, putting aside his other commercial interests as a music publisher and producer. The Soul Rests Eternal marks the first fruits of this new direction.
The works take the listener on a journey exploring the emotional landscape of grief, bereavement and loss, but also hope, optimism and a celebration of life. Seen through the twin perspectives of the composer's eyes and a more global view, the album takes an emotional journey from the immediate to the eternal; the banal to the sublime. A 'radio-friendly' collection of three to six minute works, Classic FM have confirmed playlisting for the album upon its release in November.
Performances on the disc come from internationally renowned cellist Caroline Dale and the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the emmy-award nominated musican Steve Sidwell.

The Soul Rests Eternal is a unique new album of powerful, emotive music that has multi-faceted depths and an interesting human-interest story at every turn. 14 new works for solo cello and orchestra take the listener on a journey exploring the emotional landscape of grief, bereavement and loss, but also hope, faith, optimism and a celebration of life.
Caroline Dale (cello soloist on Dario Marianelli’s oscar-winning score to the film ‘Atonement’) was an instinctive choice as soloist, capturing the intensely soulful voice of the cello and exploiting fully the vast range of emotions encountered here. As Principal cellist of the English Chamber Orchestra, this CD presented another opportunity for the ECO to record again on Signum Classics, following their recent recording with harpist Claire Jones.
Conceived as an arts initiative, this album breaks new ground in that it offers an inspired way for the arts, charity and business sectors to work together, in this case serving to promote the Child Bereavement Charity, with which the composer had previously been involved.
This arts/charity/business initiative sees 20% of the music publishing rights assigned to CBC. This means the charity will not only benefit from record sales, but also from live performances, radio & TV broadcasts and sheet music sales as well as whenever the music gets used in film or TV. And because the charity will own its share for life of copyright, CBC will go on benefitting for 70 years after the composer's death. The charity will also enjoy a raised profile through the publicity generated by the album.
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