Tolga Kashif - The Queen Symphony | Warner 2564602189

Tolga Kashif - The Queen Symphony

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564602189

Format: CD + DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 5th February 2016

Contents

Artists

John Lenehan (piano)
Nicola Loud (violin)
Francois Rive (cello)
Tim Gill (cello)
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Finchley Children’s Music Group
London Voices
London Oratory School Schola
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Tolga Kashif

Works

Kashif, Tolga

The Queen Symphony

Artists

John Lenehan (piano)
Nicola Loud (violin)
Francois Rive (cello)
Tim Gill (cello)
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Finchley Children’s Music Group
London Voices
London Oratory School Schola
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Tolga Kashif

About

Imagine a composer of the imagination and daring of a Tchaikovsky, a Holst or a Mussorgsky. Imagine him let loose with the entire Queen catalogue of melodies, atmospheres and textures, and a vast orchestra and a huge choir. Then you'll be close to imagining where this work begins. This is something monumental and quite outrageous. The most exciting element is probably that the composer is absolutely NOT under our control – he feels no need to use whole songs, or even whole melodies unless he feels like it at any one moment. He uses fragments, pieces of underscoring and wild extrapolations to paint his own pictures. Tolga Kashif is a man with his own agenda in this Symphony, based on the body of work which Queen built up over 30 years or so, but taking the material to an entirely new place.

This is the work of someone with a unique view and a new dream. I’m sure this composition, as usual with Queen-related works, will provoke some violent reactions. It breaks most of the ‘rules’ of symphonic form. But I am equally sure it will become an immortal favourite in the repertoire of orchestras, both amateur and professional, because it will deeply move an audience every time. And no-one will be able to dispute Mr Kashif’s skill in conjuring up every possible colour from a full symphony orchestra. The Romantic Tradition is alive and well in Tolga Kashif (in my opinion!)!!!” - Brian May, 2002

The Queen Symphony
I. ADAGIO MISTERIOSO – ALLEGRO CON BRIO – MAESTOSO – MISTERIOSO – ALLEGRO
Radio Gaga – The Show Must Go On – One Vision – I Was Born to Love You

II. ALLEGRETTO – ALLEGRO SCHERZANDO – TRANQUILLO
Love of My Life – Another One Bites the Dust – Killer Queen

III. ADAGIO
Who Wants to Live Forever – Save Me

IV. ALLEGRO VIVO – MODERATO CANTABILE – CADENZA – A TEMPO PRIMO
Bicycle Race – Save Me

V. ANDANTE DOLOROSO – ALLEGRETTO – ALLA MARCIA MODERATO RISOLUTO – PASTORALE – MAESTOSO
Bohemian Rhapsody – We Will Rock You – We Are the Champions – Who Wants to Live Forever

VI. ANDANTE SOSTENUTO
We Are the Champions – Bohemian Rhapsody – Who Wants to Live Forever


CD
Recorded at Abbey Road Studio 1, London, VIII.2002; Phoenix Sound Studio 1, London, VIII-IX.2002
Choirs: London Voices (Director: Terry Edwards) • London Oratory School Schola (Director: Michael McCarthy)
Piano: John Lenehan • Violin (Movement III): Nicola Loud • Cello (Movement III): François Rive

DVD
Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 6.XI.2002
Choirs: Crouch End Festival Chorus (Director: David Temple) • Finchley Children’s Music Group (Director: Grace Rossiter)
Piano: John Lenehan • Violin (Movement III): Nicola Loud • Cello (Movement III): Tim Gill

Duration: 136 minutes
Disc Format: 1 DVD 9 – NTSC System – All regions –16:9
Audio Specs: PCM-Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1

DVD Bonus Features: 
• Interview With Tolga Kashif 
• Video Clip Highlights of the Event 
• Queen Photo Gallery 
• Original Music Sketches For The Symphony 


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