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The Angels, Ashes Dance Back, Marahi
Ashes Dance Back
The Summer Cloud's Awakening
; performed by Latvian Radio Choir. "Jonathan Harvey is Britain's foremost composer of electronic music and he has developed a complex and personal musical language for which he is globally recognized. His catalogue of works explores unique sound worlds and imaginative ensembles. The works on this disc, composed within seven years of each other during one of the most productive periods of Harvey's career, demonstrate the stylistic range of his choral writing, including his unique approach to the combination of live performance and electronic sound and his innate sympathy for the voice. The Latvian Radio Choir has been labeled the creators of a new choral paradigm -- a testament to their diverse range of voices and skillful performances of challenging experimental works. On this disc, the group makes their Hyperion debut with thrilling performances of some of Harvey's choral masterworks."
Works For Piano - Works For Flute And Piano
Featured works: "Nataraja" for flute and piano (1983); "Vers" for piano (2000); "Run Before Lightning" for flute and piano (2004); "Tombeau de messiaen" for piano and Digital Audio Tape (1994); "ff" for piano (1995); "Haiku" for piano (1997); "Four Images After Yeats" for piano (1969); "Homage to Cage, à Chopin (und Ligeti ist auch dabei)" for piano and Digital Audio Tape (1998). Performed by Florian Hoelscher (piano) and Pirmin Grehl (flute). "Jonathan Harvey is one of the most outstanding British composers. He composes for almost all genres: orchestra ('Tranquil Abiding,' 'White as Jasmine' and 'Madonna of Winter and Spring' -- the latter performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle in 2006), chamber (four string quartets, 'Soleil Noir/Chitra,' and 'Death of Light, Light of Death,' for instance) as well as works for solo instruments."
Index of Artists