Homage: Chamber Music by Philip Grange Gemini & Ian Mitchell

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Label: Metier

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Das Album enthält Albumcover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Philip Grange (b. 1956):
  • 1Tiers of Time08:47
  • 2Elegy09:50
  • Piano Trio "Homage to Chagall":
  • 3Piano Trio "Homage to Chagall": I. Moderato06:23
  • 4Piano Trio "Homage to Chagall": II. Scherzo. Sempre leggiermente02:50
  • 5Piano Trio "Homage to Chagall": III. Adagio06:55
  • 6Piano Trio "Homage to Chagall": IV. Con fuoco05:32
  • Shifting Thresholds:
  • 7Shifting Thresholds: I. Largo - Molto allegro06:32
  • 8Shifting Thresholds: II. Movement in Shifting Tempi07:02
  • 9Shifting Thresholds: III. Quasi recitativo05:35
  • 10Shifting Thresholds: IV. Movement in Shifting Tempi11:42
  • Total Runtime01:11:08

Info zu Homage: Chamber Music by Philip Grange

The third recording Gemini has recorded of music by Grange (see below) marking not only his 60th birthday, but also a relationship stretching back almost 30 years.

"This is a thoroughly enjoyable programme. True, the music is not always immediately obvious, but that is no bad thing. Works of art can give up their secrets and their beauties slowly. All the pieces are written in a modernist style that is always approachable, interesting and satisfying. All these works are written with skill, strong formal principles, sharp dissonance balancing lyricism, and a rigorous intellectual underpinning There is nothing here for enthusiasts of neo-minimalist, characterless, post-Einaudi music that seems to dominate so much that passes for ‘art music’ these days." (John France, MusicWeb International)

Ian Mitchell, conductor

is one of the leading British chamber ensembles and has supported many contemporary composers over the years. Their association with Philip Grange goes back to the mid 1990s. Philip Grange’s earliest published compositions date from the late 1970s, and include Cimmerian Nocturne, written for Peter Maxwell Davies’ Fires of London – and inspired by Grange’s studies with Max. His compositions have been performed around the world to great acclaim and many have been recorded. The most recent work here is Shifting Thresholds completed in 2016 on a Gemini commission to celebrate the composer’s 60th birthday. This work incorporates techniques new to Grange’s work and is potentially a classic in the making. Apart from Homage to Chagall, all works on this album are receiving their first recording. Each work pays homage in name but also by absorbing elements of each artist’s work – composer John Casken, painter Marc Chagall, and writers Edward Thomas and Samuel Beckett. Gemini was formed in 1973 and presents a richly varied repertoire from standard works from the 18th through 20th centuries, contemporary music, and theatre music. The ensemble has a busy educational aspect to its work carrying out workshops and concerts for communities and schools including music from the 11th century to the modern day. It has won several prizes including an Arts Council Incentive Award. The ensemble was also an instigator of the Hidden Sounds festival in London, which evolved into the influential ‘Women in Music’ organization.

Booklet für Homage: Chamber Music by Philip Grange

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