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Wydawnictwo: Avie
Nr katalogowy: AV 2434
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: październik 2020
EAN: 822252243420
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna
Obszar (język): angielski
Instrumenty: skrzypce

Clyne: Mythologies

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Jennifer Koh, violin
Irene Buckley, voice
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop, Sakari Oramo, Andrew Litton, André de Ridder
Nagrody i rekomendacje
Gramophone Editor's Choice Presto Discs of the Year
This Midnight Hour
The Seamstress
Night Ferry
Anna Clynne’s enormous palette of colours and special effects coalesce into an aural three-dimensional experience of striking originality. Equally there’s a comforting familiarity to her music, as she draws inspiration from historic styles that she transforms into a new musical dialect. Anna’s background in electroacoustic music and her fascination for a variety of multi-media – including poetry, visual art and videography – combine to create rich and exhilarating textures of popular appeal.

The five works on Anna Clyne: Mythologies were written over a 10-year period between 2005 and 2015. The performances on the album feature the BBC Symphony Orchestra and four internationally-acclaimed conductors. Masquerade, commissioned by BBC Radio 3 to open the Last Night of the Proms 2013 and conducted by Marin Alsop, captures the spirit of that quintessentially English tradition. The title evokes an 18th-century outdoor festivity featuring fireworks, acrobats and street entertainers. This Midnight Hour, conducted by the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo, encapsulates the modernity and decadence of two European poets, Nobel Prize-winning Spaniard Juan Ramón Jiménez and Frenchman Charles Baudelaire. Oramo also conducts The Seamstress, a single-movement violin concerto in all but name, featuring soloist Jennifer Koh as well as the whispered voice of Irene Buckley reciting the work’s inspiration, a poem by William Butler Yeats. More poetry by a Nobel laureate, the Irishman Seamus Heaney, inspired Night Ferry; conducted by Andrew Litton, the work conjures crashing waves and weathered seafaring. The album concludes with «rewind«, conducted by André de Ridder. It’s a wild romp imagining the backwards scroll of a video tape complete with glitches, skips and freezes.

Recordings: Barbican Hall, 7 May 2011; 11 January 2013; 15 January 2016; 21 March 2018; Royal Albert Hall, 7 September 2013

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