Trajectories – Music by David Gorton

$12.99

Clear
Catalogue No: MSVCD 92104
EAN/UPC: 809730210426
Artists: , , ,
Composers:
Release Date: January 2010
Genres: , , ,
Periods:
Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 68:51

David Gorton is a very highly respected British composer whose music is firmly modernist – very difficult to play, but which is also very approachable and accessible. Here Neil Heyde provides a stunning performance of the Cello Sonata and a second version, given a very different interpretation in a live recital. We have the two tiny but intense Caprices for solo violin, a fine work for Piano Trio and the String Quartet Trajectories, a modern model for that genre. All are first recordings, produced and supervised by the composer. All at mid-price.

Track Listing

    David Gorton

  1. I. Sonata for Solo Cello – I Introduction (3:21)
  2. II. Sonata for Solo Cello – II Reflection (4:11)
  3. III. Sonata for Solo Cello – III Image (4:07)
  4. IV. Sonata for Solo Cello – IV Dialogue (4:36)
  5. V. Sonata for Solo Cello – V Coda (1:51)
  6. I. String Quartet: Trajectories – I (11:55)
  7. II. String Quartet: Trajectories – II (6:42)
  8. Caprice No. 1 for solo violin (1:24)
  9. Caprice no. 2 for solo violin (1:04)
  10. Melting Forms (13:32)
  11. I. Sonata for Solo Cello – I Introduction (3:05)
  12. II. Sonata for Solo Cello – II Image (3:26)
  13. III. Sonata for Solo Cello – III Dialogue (5:13)
  14. IV. Sonata for Solo Cello – IV Reflection (2:52)
  15. V. Sonata for Solo Cello – V Coda (1:32)

Reviews

Musical Pointers

After hearing this beautiful CD, I am keen to discover much more of Gorton’s music… it seems to me lyrical without being soft, complex without being threatening, cool without being cold. It is intricately crafted, but it wears its intelligence lightly.

” —Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Midwest Record

Contemporary classical is alive and well in … music that seems difficult to play but certainly rewards the listener for sticking with it. A pretty solid bet for the classical malcontent that wants to chart some new waters.

” —Chris Spector
Fanfare

One can only marvel at the dedication and precision of the musicians. Both violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved and cellist Neil Heyde… are virtuosos of the first rank.

” —Lynn René Bayley