ConNotations: Music by Shostakovich, Berg & Saint-Saens | Orchid Classics ORC100065

ConNotations: Music by Shostakovich, Berg & Saint-Saens

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Label: Orchid Classics

Cat No: ORC100065

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 3rd March 2017

Contents

Artists

Mei Yi Foo (piano)
Ashley Wass (piano)
Bartosz Woroch (violin)
Philipp Hutter (trumpet)
Britten Sinfonia

Conductor

Clement Power

Works

Berg, Alban

Chamber Concerto

Saint-Saens, Camille

Carnival of the Animals

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Piano Concerto no.1 in C minor, op.35

Artists

Mei Yi Foo (piano)
Ashley Wass (piano)
Bartosz Woroch (violin)
Philipp Hutter (trumpet)
Britten Sinfonia

Conductor

Clement Power

About

Mei Yi Foo explores boundaries between music & cryptography on ConNotations, searching for hidden meanings between the dots and messages woven between the lines.

Malaysian pianist Mei Yi is highly regarded for her work with fellow outstanding musicians, and is an acclaimed concert performer. She currently teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and is the recipient of BBC Music Magazineís Best Newcomer Award.

Mei Yiís profits from sales of ConNotations will be donated to the Marine Conservation Society in the UK and Malaysia, to support their efforts in securing a future for our living seas, and to save the threatened marine wildlife before it is lost forever.

Reviews

The thread running through this disc, brainchild of pianist Mei Yi Foo, is that all three works are hiding something behind the notes. The idea promises more intrigue than it delivers, yet the pieces still add up to an enjoyable programme. With trumpeter Philipp Hutter and the pleasingly lean-sounding Britten Sinfonia, Foo makes light work of the Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings, in which Shostakovich, that compulsive player of musical hide and seek, tries different styles for size. ... Finally, thereís Saint-SaŽnsí Carnival of the Animals, portraying not only the titular creatures but also his colleagues in the French music world; Foo and Ashley Wass make a lovely mess of the Pianists movement.  Erica Jeal
The Guardian 9 March 2017

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