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SOLI
George Benjamin, Elliott Carter

Tamsin Waley-Cohen

SOLI

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212041628
Catnr: SIGCD 416
Release date: 24 April 2015
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Signum Classics
UPC
0635212041628
Catalogue number
SIGCD 416
Release date
24 April 2015

"["].. With Liza Ferschtman it's a balanced programme that places Baroque music alongside 20th-century works; for Tamsin Waley-Cohen it's the starting point for a survey of more recent solo violin music." " [...]Ferschtman's finely expressinve phrasing"  "

Gramophone, 01-7-2015
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About the album

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, a violinist of ‘fearless intensity’ (The Guardian), explores post-1944 solo repertoire, pushing the instrument to its limits on Soli, her new release on Signum Classics. Bartók’s Solo Sonata, an ‘Everest’ of the violin repertoire, sits at the heart of this recording which also includes Krzysztof Penderecki’s Cadenza, and miniatures by Elliott Carter, György Kurtág and George Benjamin. Ms. Waley-Cohen’s adventurous and varied career includes performances with the RPO, LPO and BBC orchestras, conductors Andrew Litton and Tamas Vasary, and an “Artist in Residence” association with Orchestra of the Swan.
Performances have taken her across the UK, Europe, to the USA and the Antipodes. An in-demand recitalist, Tamsin enjoys a successful performing and recording duo partnership with pianist and composer Huw Watkins. Her interest in contemporary music has led to strong relationships with contemporary composers, including Mr. Watkins’, Richard Causton, Joseph Phibbs, and Torsten Rasch.
Waley-Cohen speelt solowerken die de grenzen van de viool opzoeken
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, volgens The Guardian een violiste van een “fearless intensity”, verkent op dit album solorepertoire na 1944, waarin de grenzen van het instrument worden opgezocht. Bartóks epische Sonate voor soloviool, een Mount Everest binnen het vioolrepertoire, vormt de kern van dit album, dat daarnaast Penderecki’s degelijke Cadenza en miniaturen van Carter, György Kurtág en George Benjamin bevat.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen schreef zelf over haar album: “Voor zowel musici, componisten en uitvoerenden is geluid het medium. Door middel van geluid moeten we alles uitdrukken wat we over willen brengen. De werken op dit album vergen op expressief gebied het uiterste van de viool. De technische eisen die de uitvoerende worden opgelegd staan altijd in dienst van verhoogde expressie, hetzij van extase, pijn, twijfel, eenzaamheid, wanhoop, of acceptatie en vrede. Voor mij is dit de belangrijkste reden waarom ik viool speel, en waarom ik musiceer, om door middel van de taal van geluid ons innerlijke leven te verkennen. (...) Elke componist op dit album vertoont een diepgaande kennis en begrip van het instrument, niet alleen hoe het gespeeld kan worden, maar ook hoe natuurlijke resonanties op elkaar inwerken, verenigend of botsend of vertekenend, vaak gebruik makend van de open snaren als bouwblokken. Ook al zijn er momenten waarop de compositie zich op de rand van wat speelbaar is bevindt, het is altijd mogelijk, en de worsteling kan zelfs iets aan de inhoud toevoegen.”

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Elliott Carter

The hundredth birthday of Elliott Carter on December 11th, 2008, led to the a large number of concerts in his honour around the world (such as a three day festival in Amsterdam). Yet, the composer never became truly popular among the wider public. And it doesn't matter: in more than way the orthodoc composer had time on his side. He did non find his own style until the 1940s, in works such as his Sonata for Cello and Piano and his First String Quartet: compositions in which the various instrumenten seem to follow different paths from each other. It was the start of a body of works that paid tribute to both the Europe of Schoenberg, Debussy and Stravinsky, and...
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The hundredth birthday of Elliott Carter on December 11th, 2008, led to the a large number of concerts in his honour around the world (such as a three day festival in Amsterdam). Yet, the composer never became truly popular among the wider public. And it doesn't matter: in more than way the orthodoc composer had time on his side. He did non find his own style until the 1940s, in works such as his Sonata for Cello and Piano and his First String Quartet: compositions in which the various instrumenten seem to follow different paths from each other. It was the start of a body of works that paid tribute to both the Europe of Schoenberg, Debussy and Stravinsky, and the American Modernism of Ives and Varèse.
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George Benjamin

Born in 1960, George Benjamin began composing at the age of seven. When he was only 20 years old, Ringed by the Flat Horizon was played at the BBC Proms by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder. The London Sinfonietta, under Sir Simon Rattle, premiered At First Light two years later.  Benjamin’s first operatic work Into the Little Hill, written with playwright Martin Crimp, was commissioned in 2006 by the Festival d'Automne in Paris. Their second collaboration, Written on Skin, premiered at the Aix-en-Provence festival in July 2012 has since been scheduled by 20 international opera houses, winning as many international awards. The world premiere of Lessons in Love and Violence, a new opera with Martin Crimp, is scheduled for...
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Born in 1960, George Benjamin began composing at the age of seven. When he was only 20 years old, Ringed by the Flat Horizon was played at the BBC Proms by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder. The London Sinfonietta, under Sir Simon Rattle, premiered At First Light two years later. Benjamin’s first operatic work Into the Little Hill, written with playwright Martin Crimp, was commissioned in 2006 by the Festival d'Automne in Paris. Their second collaboration, Written on Skin, premiered at the Aix-en-Provence festival in July 2012 has since been scheduled by 20 international opera houses, winning as many international awards. The world premiere of Lessons in Love and Violence, a new opera with Martin Crimp, is scheduled for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 10 May 2018.
As a conductor Benjamin has a broad repertoire - ranging from Mozart and Schumann to Knussen, Murail and Abrahamsen - and has conducted numerous world premieres, including important works by Rihm, Chin, Grisey and Ligeti. He regularly works with some of the world's leading orchestras, and over the years has developed particularly close relationships with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and Ensemble Modern as well as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, who gave the world premiere of Dream of the Song under his baton in September 2015.
The last decade has seen multi-concert retrospectives in Paris, Lucerne, San Francisco, Frankfurt, Turin, Milan, Aldeburgh, Toronto, Dortmund and New York.

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["].. With Liza Ferschtman it's a balanced programme that places Baroque music alongside 20th-century works; for Tamsin Waley-Cohen it's the starting point for a survey of more recent solo violin music." " [...]Ferschtman's finely expressinve phrasing"  
Gramophone, 01-7-2015

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01.
Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117: I. Tempo di ciaccona
14:12
(Béla Bartók, Béla Bartók) Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Tamsin Waley-Cohen
02.
Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117: II. Fuga. Risoluto, non troppo vivo
05:00
(Béla Bartók, Henry Purcell, William Hamilton Bird, Henry Purcell, Béla Bartók, Béla Bartók) Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Christopher Monks, Armonico Consort, Jane Chapman, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Tamsin Waley-Cohen
03.
Airs Of Hindustan: I. Gat
08:36
(William Hamilton Bird, William Hamilton Bird) Jane Chapman, Jane Chapman, Jane Chapman
04.
Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117: III. Melodia. Adagio
06:09
(Béla Bartók, Béla Bartók) Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Tamsin Waley-Cohen
05.
Three Miniatures for Solo Violin: I. A Lullaby for Lalit
03:52
(George Benjamin, George Benjamin) Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Tamsin Waley-Cohen
06.
Airs Of Hindustan: XXII. Tuppah: Deem tere na?
02:29
(William Hamilton Bird, William Hamilton Bird) Jane Chapman, Jane Chapman, Yu-Wei Hu, Jane Chapman, Yu-Wei Hu
07.
Three Miniatures for Solo Violin: II. A Canon for Sally
03:16
(George Benjamin, George Benjamin) Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Tamsin Waley-Cohen
08.
Three Miniatures for Solo Violin: III. Lauer Lied
10:05
(George Benjamin, George Benjamin)
09.
Airs Of Hindustan: VII. Rekhtah: Ky bashud! O ky bashud!
04:09
(William Hamilton Bird, William Hamilton Bird) Jane Chapman, Jane Chapman, Jane Chapman
10.
Four Lauds: I. Statement – Remembering Aaron
03:36
(Elliott Carter, Elliott Carter) Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Tamsin Waley-Cohen
11.
Four Lauds: III. Rhapsodic Musings
05:45
(Elliott Carter, Henry Purcell, William Hamilton Bird, William Hamilton Bird, Henry Purcell, Elliott Carter, Elliott Carter) Armonico Consort, Jane Chapman, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Tamsin Waley-Cohen
12.
Six Miniatures: In Nomine all’ungherese (Damjanich emle?kko)
00:31
(György Kurtág, György Kurtág) Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Tamsin Waley-Cohen
13.
Airs Of Hindustan: X. Rekhtah: Gid a Shumba
01:53
(William Hamilton Bird, William Hamilton Bird) Jane Chapman, Jane Chapman, Yu-Wei Hu, Jane Chapman, Yu-Wei Hu
14.
Six Miniatures: Hommage a John Cage (1987, rev.1991)
02:38
(György Kurtág, György Kurtág) Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Tamsin Waley-Cohen
15.
Six Miniatures: Thomas Blum in memoriam
02:26
(György Kurtág, György Kurtág) Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Tamsin Waley-Cohen
16.
Six Miniatures: ...fe?erie d’automne...
01:53
(György Kurtág, György Kurtág)
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