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Spellbound! Original Works For Theremin
"As a follow-up to her first CD of original theremin works, Music From the Ether, Lydia Kavina returns with her first recordings of major works for Theremin and ensemble. The first recording of Miklos Rosza's chamber version of music from the Hitchcock film Spellbound. Three premiere recordings of works by Howard Shore, Olga Neuwirth and Christian Wolff. Two premiere recordings of graphically notated works for multiple Theremins by Percy Grainger. Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore (Lord Of The Rings) created his suite from the movie Ed Wood especially for Kavina, who performed on the original movie soundtrack. Leading Austrian composer Olga Neuwith created this suite from her opera Bahlaams Fest for Kavina, who performed in the opera's premiere. Christian Wolff wrote 'Exercise 58' especially for this project. Shore and Wolff supervised the recording and rehearsal of their works. This program was premiered at the 2000 Lincoln Center Summer Festival to a sold-out audience and received rave reviews. Liner notes by Theremin expert Olivia Mattis. Original 96khz/24-bit high definition recording. Enhanced CD features a 16-minute video documentary from the recording sessions, including interviews with Kavina, Shore and Wolff."