• BIS2330 Katalognummer
  • 7318590023303 EAN
  • 1CD Format
  • 2020 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Møldrup, Toke (cello) | Beck, Steven (piano)

Dirigent
Shui, Lan | Dahl, Mogens

Komponist
Gordon, Geoffrey

Ensemble
Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra | Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir

Sjanger
Samtidsmusikk

Plateselskap
BIS

Verk

Gordon, Geoffrey:

Concerto for cello and orchestra:
Prologue
I. c.90
II. c.104
III. c.68. Dürer’s ‘Melancholia’ — Magic Square
Cadenza I
IV. c.78
Cadenza II
V. c.63
Epilogue

Fathoms for cello and piano:
Prelude and Storm
I. Ferdinand and Miranda
II. Ariel and all his quality
III. Caliban (and Sycorax)
IV. The Isle is Full of Noises
V. Prospero Drowns His Book

Ode to a Nightingale for mixed choir and solo cello:
My heart aches…
O for a draught of vintage!…
Fade far away, dissolve…
Away! away! for I will fly to thee…
I cannot see…
Darkling I listen…
Thou wast not born for death…
Forlorn…

Produktbeskrivelse

Dividing his time between the United States and the United Kingdom, the composer Geoffrey Gordon writes music that has been described as ‘darkly seductive’ (New York Times), ‘richly satisfying’ (BBC Music Magazine) and ‘iridescent and fierce’ (The Chicago Tribune). The present, amply-filled disc brings together three of his recent works, all composed between 2013 and 2018 for the soloist recording them here, the Danish cellist Toke Møldrup. In several of his works, Gordon takes his inspiration from other art forms – sculptures by Giacometti, a self portrait by Warhol, a children’s picture book by Maurice Sendak.

The works gathered here are inspired by or reactions to three literary masterworks. The ‘creative blueprint’ for the opening work, the Cello Concerto, is the novel Doktor Faustus by Thomas Mann. Organized into a Prologue and Seven Episodes, the work traces the progress of Mann’s protagonist Adrian Leverkühn from innocence to madness, with the cello both embodying and (occasionally) commenting on the proceedings. For this recording, Møldrup receives the support of the Copenhagen Phil and conductor Lan Shui. In the score of Fathoms, Gordon’s sonata for cello and piano, each of the five movements is headed with a quotation from Shakespeare’s The Tempest which sets the scene for the musical impression that follows. Here Møldrup is joined by the American pianist Steven Beck. The amply-filled disc closes with Ode to a Nightingale, with the words of John Keat’s immortal poem heard from the Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir, and given emphasis by Toke Møldrup’s obbligato cello.

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Cello Libris - Works by Geoffrey Gordon <span>-</span> Møldrup, Toke (cello) / Beck, Steven (piano) / Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra / Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir / Shui, Lan / Dahl, Mogens Cello Libris - Works by Geoffrey Gordon Møldrup, Toke (cello) / Beck, Steven (piano) / Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra / Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir / Shui, Lan / Dahl, Mogens

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