Music for My Love Vol.1 | Toccata Classics TOCC0333

Music for My Love Vol.1

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Label: Toccata Classics

Cat No: TOCC0333

Barcode: 5060113443335

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th October 2016

Gramophone Editor's Choice



When in late 2014 Yodit Tekle was diagnosed with stomach cancer, her partner, Martin Anderson, who runs Toccata Classics, asked a couple of composer friends to write some music to bring her comfort in her illness. As her life slipped away, he had the idea that she might be remembered in music and so he began to commission other pieces for string orchestra in her memory. To his surprise, almost everyone he asked generously agreed, and so the project snowballed: there are now over 100 composers who have written or consented to write for it - an undertaking that may be unique in the history of music. This first volume presents the first eleven pieces in an initiative which, in effect, transforms love into something you can hear.


I had the pleasure, unlike most of the composers, to have known Yodit a little. She was a woman of quiet dignity and this quality has been captured in this remarkable sequence of works which for all the diversity of style, scale and format plays through like one huge mega composition. ... There could well be another eight or nine discs in this series; if anywhere near the quality of this first volume, they will be self-recommending. A really wonderful disc that I have played over and over.  Guy Rickards
Gramophone January 2017

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