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Chamber Music, page 60

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Yanomami - Music for Choir & Guitar

Yanomami - Music for Choir & Guitar
ID: SIGCD166
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Choir

* WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING

Coro Cervantes is a unique professional chamber choir. Through its perforamances and recordings it aims to bring the music of Iberia and Latin America to audiences everywhere. This disc of 20th century music for the unusual yet fabulous combination of choir and guitar coincides with the 70th birthday of Brazilian composer Marlos Nobre, whose work Yanomam, inspired by the death rituals of the indigenous Yanomami people, gives the album its title. The choir is accompanied by the Brazilian Fabio Zanon, one of most all embracing talents in the international guitar scene.


The Yanomami

The Yanomami are one of the largest relatively isolated tribes in South America. They live in the rainforests and mountains of northern Brazil and southern Venezuela, and today their total population stands at around 32,000. At over 9.6 million hectares, the Yanomami territory in Brazil is twice the size of Switzerland. In Venezuela, the Yanomami live in the 8.2 million hectare Alto Orinoco - Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve. Together, these areas form the largest forested indigenous territory in the world.

The Yanomami live in large, circular, communal houses called yanos or shabonos. Some house up to 400 people. The Yanomami believe strongly in equality among people. Each community is independent from others and they do not recognize ‘chiefs’. Decisions are made by consensus, frequently after long debates where everybody has a say.

Like most Amazonian tribes, tasks are divided between the sexes. Men hunt game, often using curare (a plant extract) to poison their prey. Women tend the gardens where they grow around 60 crops and also collect wild honey nuts, shellfish and insect larvae.

The spirit world is a fundamental part of Yanomami life. Every creature, rock, tree and mountain has a spirit. Sometimes these are malevolent, attack the Yanomami and are believed to cause illness. Shamans control these spirits by inhaling a hallucinogenic snuff called yakoana. Through their trance like visions, they meet the spirits or xapiripë.

During the 1980s, the Yanomami suffered immensely when up to 40,0000 Brazilian goldminers invaded their land. The miners shot them, destroyed many villages, and exposed them to diseases to which they had no immunity. Twenty percent of the Yanomami died in just seven years. After a long international campaign led by Yanomami spokesman, Davi Kopenawa, Survival and the Brazilian NGO, the Pro Yanomami Commission (CCPY), Yanomami land in Brazil was officially recognized as the ‘Yanomami Park’ in 1992 and the miners expelled.

However, the Yanomami still face many threats. Cattle ranchers are invading and deforesting the eastern fringe of their land. Over 1,000 gold- miners are now working illegally on Yanomami land, transmitting deadly diseases like malaria and polluting the rivers with mercury. The Brazilian congress is debating a draft bill which, if approved, will legalise large scale mining in Indian lands, a move which is bitterly opposed by the Yanomami.

As a result of their increasing contact with outsiders, the Yanomami, CCPY and Survival, set up an education project. Yanomami are being trained to teach reading, writing and maths in their communities.

In 2004, Yanomami formed their own organisation, Hutukara (the part of the sky from which the earth was born), to defend their rights. Survival International has been working with the Yanomami for 40 years.

To support the Yanomami join Survival International at
www.survival-international.org
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Raimundo Penaforte - 'Between Sun & Snow' - The Valerius Ensemble

Raimundo Penaforte -  'Between Sun & Snow' - The Valerius Ensemble
ID: ACDHJ036-2
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Raimundo Penaforte
Inspired by a broad range of musical genres that span classical, Latin, jazz and traditional folkloric music from his native Brazil, Raimundo Penaforte has appeared nationally and internationally as a composer and performer.

The Valerius Ensemble a revelation in music

The Valerius ensemble, founded in 1988, is a chamber music ensemble based around a group of musicians most of whom are also members of The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble present more than 25 chamber music concerts a year. Depending on the programme the number of musicians performing per concert varies from two to nine or even more. With its annual series of six chamber music concerts on Sunday afternoons, the ensemble plays a significant role in the programming at the Music Centre in Enschede, Netherlands.
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Music For Bass Clarinet And Piano

Music For Bass Clarinet And Piano
ID: CC0026
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano and Clarinet

HINDEMITH, Paul (1895-1963) / Sonata for clarinet & piano in B flat major: Movement 1: Leicht / Sonata for clarinet & piano in B flat major: Movement 2: Langsam,Marsch,Pastorale / SCHOECK, Othmar (1886-1957) / Sonata, for bass clarinet & piano, Op. 41: Movement 1: Gemessen / Sonata, for bass clarinet & piano, Op. 41: Movement 2: Bewegt / Sonata, for bass clarinet & piano, Op. 41: Movement 3: Bewegt / SLUKA, Lubos (b. 1928) /etc...

Henri Bok, bass clarinet / Rainer Klaass, piano
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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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