Intercourse of Fire and Water Idlir Shyti

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Label: Coviello Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Idlir Shyti

Composer: Tan Dun (1957), Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953), Ernest Bloch (1880-1959), Pascal Dusapin (1955)

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Tan Dun (b. 1957):
  • 1Dun: Intercourse of Fire and Water18:15
  • Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953):
  • 2Bax: Rhapsodic Ballad13:23
  • Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959):
  • 3Bloch: Suite No. 2: I. Prelude02:34
  • 4Bloch: Suite No. 2: II. Allegro04:43
  • 5Bloch: Suite No. 2: III. Andante tranquillo04:53
  • 6Bloch: Suite No. 2: IV. Allegro04:30
  • Pascal Dusapin (b. 1955):
  • 7Dusapin: Invece06:29
  • Total Runtime54:47

Info for Intercourse of Fire and Water

Idlir has worked closely with the living composers on the disc (Tan Dun, Pascal Dusapin) and places these works into a programme that plays with the possibilities of balance and potential across the widest possible array of sound, timbre, and form. Belying any solo cello associations of gentle enchantment, this disc establishes an sustains an emotional frenzy across all four personal, virtuoso works.

Idlir Shyti, Cello

Idlir Shyti
“… his refined musical sensibility, his mastery of technique, the wide spectrum of repertoire he plays, together with his ability to alter different styles of classical music, makes him an outstanding and admirable musician.” (Gazeta Shqiptare)

Idlir Shyti is an Albanian cellist based in London. He has been awarded the ‘Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste’ under the tutelage of Anssi Karttunen at the École Normale de Musique de Paris. Preceding, he studied with Richard Lester at the Royal College of Music London and at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia Rome with Maurizio Gambini. In his journey of learning, he has come across and played for many renown musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma, Gary Hoffman and Johannes Goritzki.

As a soloist he has performed with Sudwestdeutche Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Southbank Sinfonia, Orkestra Filharmonike e Tiranes amongst others. An ardent chamber musician, he has been invited to play at Rome Chamber Music Festival, Leamington Festival, Anghiari Festival, Different trains Festival, Southwark International Music Festival, alongside artists like the Allegri Quartet, Alberto Portugheis.

His passion for contemporary music has led him to premiere chamber music works at Cheltenham Festival, Festival of Contemporary Music for All as part of Chineke and IXION ensembles. He has worked with composers such as Joseph Sonnabend, Michael Finnissy, Morgan Hayes, Xia-Leon Sloane. Whilst, London premieres include ‘The Key’ Opera by Francesca Le Lohe for three trio ensembles and Kenneth Hesketh`s Ein Lichtspiel.

Idlir is also an enthusiastic orchestra musician and has collaborated with Philharmonia Orchestra, English National Opera, BBC NOW, BBC CO, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Southbank Sinfonia, Welsh National Opera.

His beloved good looking cello was made by Peter Beare in 2007.

Booklet for Intercourse of Fire and Water

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