A European Odyssey: A remarkable musical adventure with the London Schubert Players | Nimbus - Alliance NI6195

A European Odyssey: A remarkable musical adventure with the London Schubert Players


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Label: Nimbus - Alliance

Cat No: NI6195

Barcode: 0710357619526

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Release Date: 5th November 2012



'A European Odyssey' is the fruit of the London Schubert Players’ international project 'Invitation to Composers' – one of the 87 selected from 296 by the European Commission in 2009 for its innovative, creative and educational profile. The two-year project challenged composers to write for specific instrumental combinations that were missing or seldom encountered in the chamber music repertoire. For some of these, they were asked to draw inspiration from masterworks of classical composers from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

The London Schubert Players chamber orchestra was founded in 1989 by pianist Anda Anastasescu as the orchestra-in-residence of the French Institute in London. The Players’ concert tours in Europe, Asia and South America have been greeted with enthusiasm and critical acclaim. The London Schubert Players Trust promotes, maintains, improves and advances public education in classical music.

The importance of music in the cultural heritage of Europe cannot be overestimated. A European Odyssey taps into this wonderful tradition, making a serious and passionate contribution to its repertoire.” -  Pianist Anda Anastasescu, project and artistic director of the London Schubert Players

CD 1
Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quintet
Camille Saint-Saens: Septet Op.65 for Trumpet, Piano and String Quintet
George Enescu: Chamber Symphony Op.33 (1954) for 12 solo instruments

CD 2
Sviatlana Rynkova: Three Allegories (Cat on Laurels • The Ox and the Gadfly • Father Hare)
Jonathan Ostlund: From Three Poems (Pierrot, too tired to sleep • Remembrance)
Drew Wilson: Nocturne with Cloudscape
Ana-Maria Avram: Ten Romanian Songs from Bela Bartok’s folk music collection
(Mare-i noaptea • Că de-aş muri primăvara • Asta-i fata uomului • S-alei Mandro • Hai li li, Mandrili meli • Miori.a • Christmas Carol)
John Reeman: Tableau
Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred: Echoes of Times Lost

CD 3 [77.09]
Ivan Božičević: Marittimo
Marcus Blunt: Two Serenades
Rodney Waschka II: Winter Concerto
Eberhard Eyser: The Nightingale was singing all night long
Uberto Pieroni: Foglie d’Autunno
Adina Dumitrescu: J’ai trouve les Histoires
Salvador Torre: Gershwin Tornado
Lucian Zbarcea: A Lover’s Promise

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