Bach 2 the Future (Works for Solo Violin) | Champs Hill Records CHRCD102

Bach 2 the Future (Works for Solo Violin)


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Label: Champs Hill Records

Cat No: CHRCD102

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 28th August 2015



Take one motivated and talented young British violinist, inspired by the solo violin music of J S 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 works from Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gordon Crosse and Piers Hellawell, all of which appear on this new disc. It also includes ‘Bumblebees’ by Cyril Scott.

These new piece echo and reflect Bach’s E major partita, Ysaye’s Sonata No,2, and Biber’s Passacaglia from the Rosenkranz Sonata.

Gordon Crosse’s ‘Orkney Dreaming’ has a particular resonance for Fenella as it’s where she conceived the project.

Fenella has commissioned another three works, from Sir Maxwell Davies, Sally Beamish and Adrian Sutton, to be released on the next disc. Her busy schedule sees her performing premieres at Aldeburgh, Presteigne and St Magnus Festivals, and across the UK, in 2015.

“a golden tone in all registers with the utmost sensitivity to where every phrase is moving…” The Strad Magazine

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