Violin Muse

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Available 20 October, 2017
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Seven world premiere recordings of works by British composers with a range of styles but all in a modern but approachable and often very lyrical idiom from the deep and heartfelt Violin Concerto ‘Soft Stillness’ by Guto Puw to the stunningly simple yet beautiful new work from Michael Nyman. Many of these works were specifically written for, and premiered by, Madeleine Mitchell so this is a very special album for her personally as well as being a fine virtuoso concert. Most works on the album are for violin and piano with Nigel Clayton; Cerys Jones appears in the super violin duet ‘Atlantic Drift’ by Judith Weir, and Puw’s Concerto is a BBC recording with the BBCNOW and American conductor Edwin Outwater.

Madeleine Mitchell is an internationally acclaimed soloist with a fine discography and has been an inspiration to composers and painters, including Gerald Marks who created his artworks ‘The Madeleine Series’ between 1989 and 1991.

Track Listing

Geoffrey Poole (b.1949)

    1. Rhapsody for Violin and Piano

Guto Pryderi Puw (b.1971): Violin Concerto ‘Soft Stillness’

    1. I. ‘in such a night’ (Cadenza – allegro moderato
    2. II. ‘Soft stillness, sweet harmony’ (Lento)

David Matthews (b.1943)

    1. Romanza, Op. 119a

Sadie Harrison (b.1965)

    1. Aurea Luce

Judith Weir (b.1954): Atlantic Drift

    1. I. Sleep Sound ida Mornin’
    2. II. Atlantic Drift
    3. III. Rain and Mist are on the Mountain, I’d Better Buy Some Shoes, part 1
    4. IV. Rain and Mist are on the Mountain, I’d Better Buy Some Shoes, part 2
    5. V. Rain and Mist are on the Mountain, I’d Better Buy Some Shoes, part 3
    6. VI. Rain and Mist are on the Mountain, I’d Better Buy Some Shoes, part 4

Michael Berkeley (b. 1948)

    1. Veilleuse

Michael Nyman (b.1944): Taking it as Read

  1. part 1
  2. part 2

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