The Coachman’s Terror
Three Dance Sketches
Recitativo Arioso and Variations (all for string quartet)
Concertato (cello and double bass)
Two Chamber Songs (mezzo and string quartet)
Jess Dandy (mezzo-soprano)
Sara Trickey (violin)
Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)
Tim Lowe (cello)
Ben Griffiths (double bass)
British composer Lydia Kakabadse (with roots in Greece, Austria, Russia and Georgia) reflects her cultural heritage in music that has western and mid-Asian elements – while this is strongest in her choral music, it is heard to good effect in her chamber works, which are often written in modal intonation; her first chamber CD was issued by Naxos to good reviews and this set concentrates on the ‘alternative’ string quartet line-up with double bass, with one piece for cello and bass duo and one for mezzo-soprano and quartet. The title ‘Concertato’ derives from the usage in baroque music meaning a rivalry or contrast between the instruments; the composer uses this to emphasis lines and dialogues between instruments, especially so in the cello/bass duo which gives the CD its name.
Sound collective is a group of distinguished musicians which works closely with composers, writers and educators in order to build new ways of appreciating and promoting chamber music.
Divine Art DDA25149
|Release Period||February 2017|