HUMPHREYS, FENELLA Bach 2 the Future Vol. 2. Works by Sutton, Ysaye, Beamish, Bach, Maxwell Davies, Stravinsky, Sibelius. Champs Hill Records
Bach 2 the Future Vol. 2
Adrian Sutton: Arpeggiare Variations
Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27 No. 3 ‘Ballade’
Sally Beamish: Intrada e Fuga
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in C Major, BWV 1005 No. 3
Peter Maxwell Davies: Sonatina for Violin Alone
Igor Stravinsky: Élégie
Jean Sibelius: En glad muiskant, JS40
Fenella Humphreys – violin
Take one motivated and talented young British violinist, inspired by the solo
violin music of JS Bach, and mix with some of the best British composing talent
of today and the result is: Fenella Humpreys’ “Bach 2 the Future”.
Fenella Humphreys came to performing Bach’s masterpieces in their complete form relatively recently, but was frustrated by a lack of solo works to perform alongside them.
A Kickstarter and remarkable fundraising drive ensued, and Fenella has been able to commission the works that appear on this CD by Adrian Sutton, Peter Maxwell Davies and Sally Beamish (The first volume included works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gordon Crosse and Piers Hellawell).
Bridging the connection Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005 and the new commissions are three iconic works for solo violin – Ysaÿe’s Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27 No. 3 ‘Ballade’, Stravinsky’s Élégie and Sibelius’s En glad muiskant, JS40.
Champs Hill Records CHRCD118
|Awards||Gramophone Editors Choice|
|Label||Champs Hill Records|
|Release Period||September 2016|