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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano & Orchestra

Tedd Joselson

Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano & Orchestra

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Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212067024
Catnr: SIGCD 670
Release date: 04 June 2021
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212067024
Catalogue number
SIGCD 670
Release date
04 June 2021
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About the album

Society currently finds itself at an intersection of technology and humanity: as physical forms embedded with Artificial Intelligence systems may one day reach a level of sophistication that approaches human level artificial general intelligence, human engineering of the ‘inanimate’ may produce previously unimaginable companions. It is precisely this concept of an inanimate-human companionship that pioneer surgeon Dr Susan Lim, together with her project Co-Creative Director, Dr Christina Teenz Tan explore in the Fantasy of Companionship for Piano & Orchestra, composed by Manu Martin.

Recorded at Abbey Rd Studios, the Fantasy draws inspiration from ‘ALAN the Musical, and follows the story of Alan the inanimate – his journey to inanimate form, through companionship with a human and his ultimate transition to a higher form through quantum entanglement – brought to life through performances from acclaimed pianist, Tedd Joselson alongside the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Fagen, together with solo voices and choral ensemble, London Voices.

The iconic Belgian-American pianist Tedd Joselson describes the work as “a truly magnificent addition to the realm of piano concerto repertoire … a masterstroke of creative ingenuity, which I am truly delighted and honoured to lead as solo pianist.

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Tedd Joselson (piano)

Belgian-American pianist, Tedd Joselson was only 17 when he auditioned for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director, Eugene Ormandy, after which the famous conductor remarked “Anything you want, you can play with us”.  He was offered a recording contract by RCA whilst still a student at Juilliard, and  quickly became, and remained until his retirement, one of the most sought after performers regularly appearing with nearly every important symphonic ensemble and conductor. He gave his debut piano recital on the Great Performer's series in Lincoln Center in NYC in 1975. Thereafter, his annual sold out recital tours were eagerly awaited events on the music calendar. Noted for his lyrical playing across a wide range of repertoire, his recordings of works span...
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Belgian-American pianist, Tedd Joselson was only 17 when he auditioned for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director, Eugene Ormandy, after which the famous conductor remarked “Anything you want, you can play with us”. He was offered a recording contract by RCA whilst still a student at Juilliard, and quickly became, and remained until his retirement, one of the most sought after performers regularly appearing with nearly every important symphonic ensemble and conductor. He gave his debut piano recital on the Great Performer's series in Lincoln Center in NYC in 1975. Thereafter, his annual sold out recital tours were eagerly awaited events on the music calendar. Noted for his lyrical playing across a wide range of repertoire, his recordings of works span 400 years of music from Bach to Lim, and have won numerous awards including several Grammy nominations.
He retired from public performance in 1999 and now mostly resides in Singapore where he spends much of his time preparing young gifted pianists from around the world for their careers in music, and where he is affectionately known as the nation's adopted son.

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London Symphony Orchestra

Formed in 1904 by a group of 46 musicians who had resigned from London's Queen's Hall Orchestra because of change in policy, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is an ensemble of 'firsts.' It was the first orchestra in England to set up a self-governing administrative structure, the first to tour North America, and the first to accept commercial sponsorship. Known as one of England's most gifted and versatile ensembles, it is the resident orchestra at London's famous Barbican Centre. This and the fact that the LSO tours extensively; has provided music for countless films, radio broadcasts, and television productions; and records prolifically has helped to consolidate the group's reputation as one of the world's leading orchestras.  During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, London...
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Formed in 1904 by a group of 46 musicians who had resigned from London's Queen's Hall Orchestra because of change in policy, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is an ensemble of "firsts." It was the first orchestra in England to set up a self-governing administrative structure, the first to tour North America, and the first to accept commercial sponsorship. Known as one of England's most gifted and versatile ensembles, it is the resident orchestra at London's famous Barbican Centre. This and the fact that the LSO tours extensively; has provided music for countless films, radio broadcasts, and television productions; and records prolifically has helped to consolidate the group's reputation as one of the world's leading orchestras.

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, London musicians worked on a strictly freelance basis, finding work where they could for the highest possible fee. In 1904, Henry Wood, conductor of the Queen's Hall Orchestra, decided that he could no longer tolerate the chaos of the situation and hired players as full-time employees with a small but guaranteed wage for about 100 scheduled performances a year. Many of the best musicians, who were in great demand and who stood to lose a significant portion of their earnings through this restriction, resigned from Wood's ensemble and formed their own, self-governing orchestra.

Soon after its creation, the LSO invited Hans Richter to be its first conductor. He accepted the position on the condition that the orchestra increase its number to at least 100 players. Although Richter conducted a great many of the orchestra's concerts during his eight-year tenure, the group also attracted numerous other distinguished conductors to the podium. These included Nikisch, Steinbach, and Elgar. In so doing, the LSO promoted the idea of guest conductors in English musical society.

Two years after its foundation, the orchestra played its first concerts outside England; two concerts in Paris. Under the direction of Nikisch in 1912, the LSO became the first British orchestra to tour North America, presenting 28 concerts in 21 days, beginning and ending with performances in New York's Carnegie Hall.

Over the next 50 years, the LSO was lead by a number of gifted and distinguished conductors including Sir Thomas Beecham, Albert Coates , Sir Hamilton Harty, Josef Krips, Pierre Monteux, Istvan Kertesz, André Previn, and Claudio Abbado. All of these men, in addition to the many guest conductors and artists invited to work with the LSO, left their marks on the orchestra; shaping and honing the virtuosity of its players into an ensemble of great sensitivity and versatility.

The orchestra's association with the film industry began in 1922 when Walter Wanger, head of United Artists, hired the LSO to play for the presentation of silent films at Covent Garden's Opera House. Since then, the ensemble has provided music for numerous films including the Star Wars series for which the LSO won a platinum disc.

The LSO's connection with the BBC goes back to 1924 when Ralph Vaughan Williams conducted the orchestra in the premiere broadcast performance of his Pastoral Symphony. The LSO was the unofficial orchestra in residence for the BBC until the formation of the BBC Symphony in 1930 and has continued to broadcast concerts and provide background music for many BBC productions.

When Michael Tilson Thomas replaced Abbado in 1987, he set about securing the organization's financial as well as musical future by encouraging the LSO to accept corporate sponsorship. Conducted by Sir Colin Davis from 1995 to 2006, who was succeeded by Valery Gergiev in 2007, the London Symphony Orchestra has long enjoyed its well-deserved reputation as a pioneer in several areas of British orchestral history and is a highly versatile and distinguished world-class ensemble.


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Arthur Fagen (conductor)

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01.
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 1: Overture
01:45
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra, London Voices
02.
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 1: Jungle Song
01:11
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, Afla Sackey, London Symphony Orchestra, London Voices
03.
Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 1: Alan Song
01:35
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra, London Voices
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 1: Transition to Origins
00:56
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 1: Origins
01:59
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 2: Life on the Shelf
00:43
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 2: Transition fo Companion Friend
00:37
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 2: Companion Friend
02:12
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 2: Off to College
01:00
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 3: Timeless
02:04
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 3: Transition to Ode to Alan
00:58
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 3: Ode to Alan
02:09
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 4: Synthetic DNA
01:27
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra, London Voices
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 4: Transition fo New World Order
01:18
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 4: New World Order
02:15
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, Jerome Buigues, Michele Drees, Frederic Riviere, London Symphony Orchestra, London Voices
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 5: Evil Professor
01:16
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 5: Transition to Boy Scientist
00:56
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 5: Boy Scientist
01:40
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, London Symphony Orchestra
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 6: Tribal Bushman Song
02:11
(Manu Martin) Afla Sackey, London Symphony Orchestra
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 6: Transition to Teleportation
00:33
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson
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Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra: Act 6: Teleportation
03:52
(Manu Martin) Tedd Joselson, Matthieu Eymard, London Symphony Orchestra, London Voices
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