Reflections

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Catalogue No: MSVCD 92064
EAN/UPC: 5060054460293
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Release Date: February 2005
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 71:29
Sample: Reflections - 4th mvt. (extract)

This is a disc of music for chamber ensembles and solo performers written by two of Britain’s leading women composers, who also happen to be mother and daughter. Sparklingly presented by Okeanos, comprising several leading contemporary music performers.

Track Listing

    Nicola LeFanu:

  1. Lament (13:07)
  2. Elizabeth Maconchy:

  3. I. Reflections – 1. Poco lento (4:26)
  4. II. Reflections – 2. Allegro molto (1:34)
  5. III. Reflections – 3. Lento (3:07)
  6. IV. Reflections – 4. Con allegrezza (3:15)
  7. Nicola LeFanu:

  8. I. A Travellling Spirit – Riddle 74 (Siren) (2:39)
  9. II. A Travellling Spirit – Riddle 7 (Swan) (2:24)
  10. Elizabeth Maconchy:

  11. Miniature (1:00)
  12. Nicola LeFanu:

  13. Soliloquy (5:16)
  14. Elizabeth Maconchy:

  15. I. Morning. Noon and Night – Morning (andante sostenuto) (3:58)
  16. II. Morning. Noon and Night – Noon (comodo, tempo libero) (2:40)
  17. III. Morning. Noon and Night – Night (tranquillo) (4:33)
  18. Nicola LeFanu:

  19. I. Mira Clas Tenebras – 1 – The sun has not yet brightened the Eastern sky (1:20)
  20. II. Mira Clas Tenebras – 2 -Run to the Woods (1:11)
  21. III. Mira Clas Tenebras – 3 – A spring of tears (4:00)
  22. IV. Mira Clas Tenebras – 4 – Everyone is sleeping (1:39)
  23. V. Mira Clas Tenebras – 5 – Duo (0:59)
  24. VI. Mira Clas Tenebras – 6 – Dawn drags up the sun across the dark sea (2:16)
  25. VII. Mira Clas Tenebras – 7-The full moon shines resplendent in the clear sky (2:56)
  26. VIII. Mira Clas Tenebras – 8 – viola solo (1:35)
  27. IX. Mira Clas Tenebras – 9 – The nightingale has flown out of the pretty cage (1:40)
  28. X. Mira Clas Tenebras – 10 – darkness (4:41)

Reviews

MusicWeb

Exquisite performances…all quite fascinating. I can only advise that you hunt the CD out. Some of the sounds on it will haunt you hours after you have returned it to its case.

” —Gary Higginson
International Record Review

I welcome a new CD on the Metier label of music by Elizabeth Maconchy and her daughter Nicola Lefanu, for mother and daughter are equally significant figures in British music and yet inhabit very different artistic milieux. These very varied works are performed by the eight musicians who make up Okeanos, a recently formed new music group. Mother and daughter are very well served by them, and the recordings are excellent.

” —Robert Matthew-Walker
Tempo

immensely attractive work… superbly idiomatic, inventive writing. Okeanos approach these scores with imagination and wit rooted in a firm and secure technique.

” —Paul Conway