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Concerto Latino - Ittai Shapira, compiser & violinist - Krzysztof Chorezelski, conductor - London Serenata

Concerto Latino - Ittai Shapira, compiser & violinist - Krzysztof Chorezelski, conductor - London Serenata
ID: CHRCD020
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Violin

Composer and violinist Ittai Shapira’s Concierto Latino represents the intertwining of different strands of his life: the musical and the personal.

As the work’s title suggests, Latin music was the primary musical influence feeding into Shapira’s concerto. Having amassed an expansive knowledge of the classical violin repertoire, including contemporary works, Shapira sought musical refreshment in the form of a musical style with which he was less familiar - Latino music from across the globe. With no need to focus solely on the ʻclassical’ spectrum, Shapira’s influences include composers Villa Lobos, de Falla and Golijov, as well Columbian singer Shakira and the Cuban music of the Bueno Vista Social Club.

The work itself - the Concierto Latino - was begun following a dramatic incident when Shapira was attacked by a gang of seven or eight men one freezing winter’s night in New York City. Dismissing the incident on release from hospital, Shapira began to experience a series of daily headaches, accompanied by hazy sounds. As he began to write these sounds down, ha saw a brief neural snapshot of himself falling on the ice; and, as the composition unfolded, so did the memories. By 2007, Ittai Shapira has pieced together the fragments of his experience, and in the process, had begun his Concierto Latino.

The opening movement, The Attack, stems from those initial bursts of sounds heard following the incident; and the second movement, Lament - opening with a wistful oboe solo - is a reflection on the assault. Finally, the third movement, Party, develops into a series of dances based on popular Latin styles - the Conga, the Salsa, and the Rhumba.

These dance styles celebrate recovery with all the passionate vitality and joie de vivre one would expect from someone who has been through an extraordinary experience and emerged the other side, stronger, and with a deeper appreciation of life.

In his dual role as a violinist-composer, ittai Shapira is a rarity in the 21st century. He made a critically acclaimed Carnigie Hall debut in 2003, played on the Jerry Lewis Telethon in 2006 reaching an audience of 55 million, recorded The Runaway Bunny with the RPO and Brooke Shields, and is the dedicatee of no fewer than fourteen concertos. Living in New York, Shapira continues to explore the mainstream repertoire and to collaborate with some of today’s most respected composers.
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Pavel Zemek Novák - 24 PRELUDES FUGUES - William Howard, piano

Pavel Zemek Novák - 24 PRELUDES FUGUES - William Howard, piano
ID: CHRCD016
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: World Premiere Recording

Novák’s music is intensely spiritual, and is truly modern in that it adds something completely new to what has existed before. At the same time it is not overtly radical; it does not seek to destroy the existing order and replace it with something new.

Novák retains strong links with tonality, but his tonality, with its frequent use of triads, sounds uniquely his.

The 24 Preludes and Fugues were written for the pianist William Howard over a 17-year period, and consequently reflect the evolution of Novák’s musical language during this time. Many of them were premiered at the Dartington International Summer School.

This 75-minute work is divided into four ʻbooksʼ, the first two based on the Old Testament and the second two on the New Testament. Whereas the pieces in the first two books are distinct and individual, the cycle strives increasingly towards a unity of form as it develops, while at the same time revealing Novák’s growing interest in unison and a consonance in his compositional language.

“I have no doubt that these 24 Preludes and Fugues are one of the finest piano works of our time...” David Matthews

Pavel Zemek Novák was born in Brno in 1957, and is one of the most individual and distinctive Czech composers of his generation. His large body of symphonic, choral, chamber and instrumental works reflects both his devout religious faith and his interest in Morovian folk traditions. William Howard, performing in this world premiere recording, is established as one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 different countries, and has seen him perform on over 30 CDs. He has a very strong interest in Czech piano music, recognised by a medal awarded by the Czech Minister of Culture in 1986.
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Liszt - Piano Works - Consolations - Paraphrase - Liebestraume - J.Y.Thibaudet

Liszt - Piano Works - Consolations - Paraphrase - Liebestraume - J.Y.Thibaudet
ID: DSPRCD061
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

These recordings were originally recorded for Denon and are now available on CD for the first time in nearly 20 years.
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Chopin - Preludes - Noctures - Waltzes - Jean Yves Thibaudet

Chopin - Preludes - Noctures - Waltzes - Jean Yves Thibaudet
ID: DSPRCD060
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

These recordings were originally recorded for Denon and are now available on CD for the first time in nearly 20 years.
These are the only recordings of the Chopin Preludes by Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
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VIOLIN RECITAL - Ittai Shapira, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

VIOLIN RECITAL - Ittai Shapira, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano
ID: QTZ2021
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Violin

Three of the greatest late Romantic violin sonatas, including the comparatively little-performed Delius Sonata alongside two high-points of French romanticism and impressionism by Franck and Ravel. Performed here by one of the most acclaimed duos on the international concert stage
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TOWARDS THE LIGHT - Rob Buckland, saxophone

TOWARDS THE LIGHT - Rob Buckland, saxophone
ID: QTZ2020
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano and Saxophone

An outstanding album featuring the internationally celebrated saxophone virtuoso, Rob Buckland. Towards The Light features original compositions by Andy Scott, Takashi Yoshimatsu, Nikki Iles and Roy Powell as well as transcriptions of pieces by the great jazz pianist Chick Corea and the composer Graham Fitkin. As Rob says in his sleeve notes: "There are no styles of music anymore; there is simply music".
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VIOLIN RECITAL - Atsuko Sahara, violin and John Lenehan, piano

VIOLIN RECITAL - Atsuko Sahara, violin and John Lenehan, piano
ID: QTZ2016
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Violin

This is the sparkling debut CD from the accalaimed winner of the 2004 Uralsk International Violin Competition. This colourful and varied recital includes sensational virtuoso masterpieces by Wieniawski and Ysaye as well as the delicately beautiful To The Air of Time by contemporary Japanese composer Isao Matsushita. The recital opens with Dvorak's tender and intimate, folk-influenced Sonatina.

Atsuko Sahara appears here with the celebrated pianist, John Lenehan.

Violin Recital

The second Uralsk International Violin Competition was held between January 16th and 20th, 2004 and was made possible through the generous support of Mr. Krymbek Kusherbayev (Akim of West Kazakhstan Oblast) and Karachaganak Petroleum Operating bv, under the leadership of John Morrow. First Prize was awarded to Atsuko Sahara (Japan). This CD commemorates her fine achievement in a competition of the very highest standard featuring young soloists from Kazakhstan, Russia, Europe, East Asia and other countries. The celebrated Kazakh violinist and Chairman of the Jury, Marat Bisengaliev announced the award of the joint first prize after the Final on January 21st, 2004. It is with sincere and grateful thanks to the Akim, Mr. Kusherbayev and to Mr. John Morrow (from KPO), that the making of this CD and the staging of the competition were made possible.
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The Ying Quartet play LifeMusic

The Ying Quartet play LifeMusic
ID: QTZ2003
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Quartet

The first CD of the Ying Quartet's acclaimed Life Music series. LifeMusic is a series of commissions from established or emerging American composers and each work draws on a different aspect of American life.

Life Music
We have undertaken a long-term project we call Life Music that connects the music we make with the American experience and issues of our time. With the support of the Institute of American Music, we commission two works per year, one from an established and one from an emerging composer. Each composer is asked to write a quartet that is inspired by some dimension of the American experience - perhaps a literary, historical or musical source or a significant and enduring issue. With these commissions, we seek to produce an ongoing series of works from living American composers that is not only inspired somehow by life in America, but also reflects the highest standards of musical excellence.
The idea of LifeMusic grows directly from the experience of the Ying Quartet. Our mission has always been twofold: to make classical music a relevant and vital part of American culture in all its diversity and to do so with the highest standards of artistic integrity. Whether we are performing in Carnegie Hall or the White House, teaching at the Eastman School of Music or spending a week in Helena, Montana, the Quartet is committed to exploring the many ways in which great music can impact and transform our daily lives. LifeMusic is intended to be suitable both in the concert hall and in community settings as an effective manifestation of that powerful connection between music and life.


The Ying Quartet:
Ayano Ninomiya, violin
Janet Ying, violin
Phillip Ying, viola
David Ying, cello
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Jack Liebeck - Works for Violin & Piano

Jack Liebeck - Works for Violin & Piano
ID: QTZ2002
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

The debut disc by one of the most talented and acclaimed young violinists to emerge in recent years. Liebeck has established an international reputation for mature, intense and virtuosic performances and this disc of early 20th Century works demonstrates these characteristics in abundance. Partnered here by the virtuoso, award-winning pianist, Katya Apekisheva, this is duo playing of the highest calibre.

Works for Violin & Piano
In 1943, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) was evacuated, along with many other prominent artists, to Alma-Ata (Almaty) in modern-day Kazakhstan while the Soviet army fought against the Germans in the West. It was here that he wrote his Sonata for Flute and Piano Op 94 which, at the suggestion of David Oistrakh, he transcribed the following year for violin. The amount of revision needed was minimal and indeed the piano part is exactly the same in both versions.
The Sonata is in stark contrast to the huge upheaval that was taking place on the other side of the country and Prokofiev himself described the work as "perhaps inappropriate at the moment, but pleasant". The key of D Major is perhaps a conscious reference to the Classical Symphony and certainly the Sonata follows the classical model closely, even incorporating all elements of the standard first-movement sonata-form structure although the boisterous Russian finale has more in common with later models. Prokofiev was reputedly inspired to compose the Sonata after hearing the French flautist Georges Barrere, one of the great exponents of 19th Century French flute music as well as the dedicatee of Edgar Varese's experimental Density 21.5 and it is perhaps appropriate that he should have been the motivating force behind this work which harks back to earlier forms and yet is very much of its time.

The violinist Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931) was held in high esteem by his Parisian contemporaries as a powerful interpreter of their works. These famous figures included Saint-Saëens, Debussy, Franck and Chausson who all dedicated works to him (indee Chausson's Poeme was written for Ysaye).

As he was primarily a performer, Ysaye not compose a large catalogue of works and almost all of them were violin pieces. Ysaye's six solo violin sonatas were inspired by the young Joseph Szigeti's performance of a Bach solo sonata in 1923. Ysaye is said to have been so inspired that he immediately locked himself away for twenty four hours and emerged with all six in sketch form. Each sonata was dedicated and tailored to a violinist of his time; Szigeti, Thibaud, Enesco, Kreisler, Crickboom and Quiroga. The First and Second Sonatas follow a similar movement structure to Bach's solo Sonatas and Partitas. Ysaye even quoted the E major Partita in his 2nd sonata ("Obsession") symbolising and perhaps teasing Jacques Thibaud about his obsession with its opening.

By the Third Sonata (featured here), Ysaye ideas started to move more into his own unique and personal sound world with more chromaticism and free-flowing movement. The sonata is dominated by a fiery and distinctive main thematic idea that develops right until the very end of the piece. He managed to combine this idea with many different episodes of colour and figuration in a way that only a musician with intimate knowledge of the mechanics and capabilities of the violin could. Technically very demanding though the piece is, it is so well tailored to the nature of the violin that it is very playable and has become one of the staples of the violin repertoire. JL.

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899) came to music relatively late in life and was often considered something of an outsider, partly by virtue of his relatively well-off background which meant that he was financially independent throughout his life but also for purely musical reasons.

His music bears the hallmarks of many of the great influences of his day, including Franck, Massenet and Wagner but also exhibits the outcome of his own personal interests and explorations. Towards the end of his life, Chausson became increasingly interested in Russian literature and the work of the Metaphysical poets and the Poeme is based on a short story by Turgenev. Originally titled "Le chant de l'amour triomphant: Poeme symphonique pour violon et orchestre" it was subsequently reduced to "Poeme pour violon et orchestre" and finally simply "Poeme".

The Poeme was written for and dedicated to the man who gave its premiere, Eugene Ysaye Although the Poeme was written for one of the greatest virtuosos of his day, it is essentially lyrical in style and focuses on emotional intensity rather than technical pyrotechnics, an approach that reflected Ysaye view that virtuosity should never be an end in itself but, rather, a valuable tool in the violinist's overall technique. It is seamlessly constructed in one movement and demonstrates Chausson's ability to combine complete command of form and structure while allowing the music to sound freely rhapsodic and lyrical.

Of Chausson, one contemporary wrote "all his works exhale a dreamy sensitiveness which is peculiar to him. His music is constantly saying the word 'cher"

In common with his younger contemporary Fauré chamber music runs across Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) sizeable (and now neglected) output - from the often bravura ensemble works of the 1860s and '70s to the autumnal sonatas and character pieces of his last years. In 1885, his First Violin Sonata was written for and dedicated to Martin Marsick - teacher of, among others, Thibaud, Enescu and Flesch. The influence of Liszt is evident in the thematic transformation which operates throughout the piece, as also in the linking of the movements into two complementary pairs - a procedure which Saint-Saëns repeated only in his 'Organ Symphony', written in memory of Liszt the following year.

The darkly sensuous idea which opens the first movement has a fluid, rhythmic profile - in marked contrast with the wistful second theme, which retains its formal outline throughout. There is no development as such, but a modified reprise of the two themes, followed by a sombre coda which tapers away in a poetic transition to the Adagio. The main melody, a beautifully-judged dialogue, treads a fine line between sentimentality and pathos typical of Saint-Saëns. It twice alternates with a more impulsive (though related) idea, and closes in a mood of tranquil tenderness.

The Mendelssohnian scherzo evolves almost entirely from the tripping five-bar phrase with which it begins. Note how, in the brief trio section, the piano continues the underlying rhythm while the violin derives from it a more songful melody. A curtailed reprise, then a passage of pensive anticipation - leading into the finale. The main theme is a brilliant moto perpetuo, culminating in a high-flown melodic gesture. As in the opening movement, these ideas are modified rather than developed as such - working up to a coda which effectively integrates the two and rounds off the whole work in a stream of exhilarating passagework.

Copyright: Richard Whitehouse, 2003
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A SONG FOR DANIEL PEARL - David Heath

A SONG FOR DANIEL PEARL - David Heath
ID: QTZ2058
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Saxophone

David Heath's moving tribute to Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street journalist kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002 by Jihadi extremists.

Featuring music from the HBO Documentary "THE JOURNALIST AND THE JIHADI"


John William Coltrane:
Naima (arr. David Heath)
David Heath:
A Song for Daniel Pearl
Moroccan Fantasy
The Truth Will Set You Free
The Passionate
The Celtic
Gottlieb
Only Love Can Conquer Hate
Naima
Visions of Freedom
Elgar, Edward (arr. David Heath)
Land of Hope and Glory? (based on melody by Elgar)
Elegy for Daniel Pearl
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