Lyell Cresswell - Landscapes of the Soul, Concertos | Naxos 8573199

Lyell Cresswell - Landscapes of the Soul, Concertos

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573199

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 3rd February 2014

Contents

Artists

Stephen De Pledge (piano)
New Zealand String Quartet
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Hamish McKeich

Works

Cresswell, Lyell

Concerto for orchestra and string quartet
Landscapes of the Soul (I Paesaggi dell'anima)
Piano Concerto

Artists

Stephen De Pledge (piano)
New Zealand String Quartet
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Hamish McKeich

About

Lyell Cresswell, one of New Zealandís most distinguished composers, is represented on this recording by three examples of his mastery of the orchestral sound world.

His Piano Concerto is cast in seven movements, written in memory of his fellow composer Edward Harper, and suffused in expressive intensity, by turns grieving and unsettled. Landscapes of the Soul explores affinities between music and art through imaginary landscape patterns.

The Concerto for Orchestra and String Quartet is ingeniously constructed and pursues the idea of progression from solo voices, to quartet interplay and finally to a unanimous voice.

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