Charlotte Bray - At the Speed of Stillness | NMC Recordings NMCD202

Charlotte Bray - At the Speed of Stillness

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Label: NMC Recordings

Cat No: NMCD202

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 20th October 2014

Contents

Artists

Lucy Schaufer (mezzo-soprano)
Alexandra Wood (violin)
Claire Booth (soprano)
Andrew Matthews-Owen (piano)
Huw Watkins (piano)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Aldeburgh World Orchestra

Conductors

Mark Elder
Oliver Knussen

Works

Bray, Charlotte

At the Speed of Stillness
Caught in Treetops
Fire burning in snow
Oneiroi
Replay
Songs from Yellow Leaves

Artists

Lucy Schaufer (mezzo-soprano)
Alexandra Wood (violin)
Claire Booth (soprano)
Andrew Matthews-Owen (piano)
Huw Watkins (piano)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Aldeburgh World Orchestra

Conductors

Mark Elder
Oliver Knussen

About

Born in the UK in 1982, Charlotte Bray studied with Joe Cutler and graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire with First Class Honours. Then, with Mark Anthony Turnage, she completed her Masters at the Royal College of Music in 2008, gaining a Distinction. She studied at Tanglewood Music Centre in 2008, and in 2011 was made an Honorary Member of Birmingham Conservatoire. She has won numerous prizes, including the RPS composition prize in 2010.

During Bray’s residency with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (2009/10), Alexandra Wood premiered her violin concerto Caught in Treetops under Oliver Knussen. The concerto appeared also in Aldeburgh Festival’s closing concert in 2011.

Bayan Northcott writes: "Charlotte Bray was 21 when she took to composing in earnest. Yet in scarcely more than a decade, she has built up a substantial catalogue of works in almost all the standard genres; built up, too, a professional reputation of a composer who works hard and always delivers. Not least, she has refined a compositional style and practice for herself, neither explicitly tonal nor atonal, but always cogent in its harmonic unfolding – token of an independent spirit from which much may be expected."

Contents:
- At the Speed of Stillness   
Aldeburgh World Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder
 
- Fire Burning in Snow
Lucy Schaufer (mezzo-soprano) ● Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

- Oneiroi         
Huw Watkins (piano)

- Replay          
Huw Watkins (piano) ● Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

- Songs from Yellow Leaves
Claire Booth (soprano) ● Andrew Matthews-Owen (piano)

- Caught in Treetops
Alexandra Wood (violin) ● Birmingham Contemporary Music Group / Oliver Knussen

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