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The singing quality of string instruments ties together SONGS FOR A NEW CENTURY, a program featuring both world premiere recordings of new music commissioned for the artists and world premiere recordings of masterpieces by Mendelssohn.The program opens with a set of Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words, beginning with the Opus 109 written by the composer for cello and piano. It continues with a set of arrangements for cello and piano, some recorded for the first time, by the 19th century cellist Alfredo Piatti, a personal friend of Mendelssohn's upon whose cello Jonathan Miller plays. Gabriela Lena Frank's Operetta for violin and cello, the composer writes, expands upon Mendelssohn's concept of the "song without words," creating opera without words that evokes scenes and characters through singing music for the duo of violin (Lucia Lin) and cello. Scott Wheeler's second cello sonata, Songs Without Words, was inspired by Miller's singing cello tone. Finally, Judith Weir's Three Chorales for cello and piano meditate on religious poetry, departing from hymn texts - and in the third Chorale, a melody from Hildegard of Bingen - in a triptych that evokes the human condition.Operetta, Three Chorales, and Cello Sonata #2: Songs Without Words were commissioned by Jonathan Miller and Diane Fassino for the Boston Artists Ensemble.
The singing quality of string instruments ties together SONGS FOR A NEW CENTURY, a program featuring both world premiere recordings of new music commissioned for the artists and world premiere recordings of masterpieces by Mendelssohn.The program opens with a set of Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words, beginning with the Opus 109 written by the composer for cello and piano. It continues with a set of arrangements for cello and piano, some recorded for the first time, by the 19th century cellist Alfredo Piatti, a personal friend of Mendelssohn's upon whose cello Jonathan Miller plays. Gabriela Lena Frank's Operetta for violin and cello, the composer writes, expands upon Mendelssohn's concept of the "song without words," creating opera without words that evokes scenes and characters through singing music for the duo of violin (Lucia Lin) and cello. Scott Wheeler's second cello sonata, Songs Without Words, was inspired by Miller's singing cello tone. Finally, Judith Weir's Three Chorales for cello and piano meditate on religious poetry, departing from hymn texts - and in the third Chorale, a melody from Hildegard of Bingen - in a triptych that evokes the human condition.Operetta, Three Chorales, and Cello Sonata #2: Songs Without Words were commissioned by Jonathan Miller and Diane Fassino for the Boston Artists Ensemble.
808857161772
Hodgkinson / Mendelssohn / Miller - Songs For A New Century

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Format: CD
Label: NAVONA
Rel. Date: 05/03/2024
UPC: 808857161772

Songs For A New Century
Artist: Hodgkinson / Mendelssohn / Miller
Format: CD
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The singing quality of string instruments ties together SONGS FOR A NEW CENTURY, a program featuring both world premiere recordings of new music commissioned for the artists and world premiere recordings of masterpieces by Mendelssohn.The program opens with a set of Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words, beginning with the Opus 109 written by the composer for cello and piano. It continues with a set of arrangements for cello and piano, some recorded for the first time, by the 19th century cellist Alfredo Piatti, a personal friend of Mendelssohn's upon whose cello Jonathan Miller plays. Gabriela Lena Frank's Operetta for violin and cello, the composer writes, expands upon Mendelssohn's concept of the "song without words," creating opera without words that evokes scenes and characters through singing music for the duo of violin (Lucia Lin) and cello. Scott Wheeler's second cello sonata, Songs Without Words, was inspired by Miller's singing cello tone. Finally, Judith Weir's Three Chorales for cello and piano meditate on religious poetry, departing from hymn texts - and in the third Chorale, a melody from Hildegard of Bingen - in a triptych that evokes the human condition.Operetta, Three Chorales, and Cello Sonata #2: Songs Without Words were commissioned by Jonathan Miller and Diane Fassino for the Boston Artists Ensemble.
        
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