Barry meets Beethoven: Music by Gerald Barry | Orchid Classics ORC100055

Barry meets Beethoven: Music by Gerald Barry

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Label: Orchid Classics

Cat No: ORC100055

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 27th May 2016

Contents

Artists

Stephen Richardson (bass)
Chamber Choir Ireland
Crash Ensemble

Conductor

Paul Hillier

Works

Barry, Gerald

Beethoven
First Sorrow
Long Time
Oh Lord, how vain
Schott & Sons, Mainz
The Coming of Winter

Artists

Stephen Richardson (bass)
Chamber Choir Ireland
Crash Ensemble

Conductor

Paul Hillier

About

Settings of Beethovenís letters to the Immortal Beloved and to his publishers, Schott & Sons, Mainz

Irelandís leading vocal ensemble releases an album of works by Irish composer Gerald Barry, featuring premieres of two major works that dramatise key episodes in the life of Beethoven.

Chamber Choir Ireland has earned a reputation for its innovative programming and committed singing style, especially in the field of contemporary choral music. Crash Ensemble is Irelandís leading new music ensemble; a group of world-class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground-breaking music of today.

Reviews

Barry is never predictable for long, veering off at alarming tangents, and unfathomable in the way he chosses to set his texts. The two monodramas based on Beethovenís letters here always avoid the obvious. ... Full marks to everyone, including the Crash Ensemble, conductor Paul Hillier and the recording team.  David Nice
BBC Music Magazine September 2016

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