Kakabadse - Ithaka: Choral and Vocal Music | Divine Art DDA25188

Kakabadse - Ithaka: Choral and Vocal Music

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Label: Divine Art

Cat No: DDA25188

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 8th November 2019

Contents

Artists

Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano)
Paul Turner (piano)
Cecily Beer (harp)
Sara Trickey (violin)
Choir of Royal Holloway

Conductor

Rupert Gough

Works

Kakabadse, Lydia

A Vision
As I Sat at the Cafe
Courage
Haunted Houses
I Remember
Odyssey
Recitativo Arioso
Sancte Ioseph
The House where I was Born
The Ruined Maid
The Way through the Woods

Artists

Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano)
Paul Turner (piano)
Cecily Beer (harp)
Sara Trickey (violin)
Choir of Royal Holloway

Conductor

Rupert Gough

About

British composer Lydia Kakabadse (with roots in Greece, Austria, Russia and Georgia) reflects her cultural heritage in music that has western and mediterranean elements while this is strongest in her choral music, it is heard to good effect in her chamber works, which are often written in modal intonation; her previous recorded collections have been very positively reviewed. This album is in two parts first the stunning choral work Odyssey absolutely traditional in its rich harmony but carrying one or two surprises, a work commissioned by the Hellenic Institute at Royal Holloway College in 2018; and a set of songs written in 2018 and 2019 spanning a range of styles from ballad, to arioso to folk jazz, Romantic, antiphonal and minimalistic!

The performers are all top rate: Clare McCaldin is an outstanding mezzo-soprano with a significant recorded legacy already. Paul Turner specializes in chamber music and accompanying singers and instrumentalists. Sara Trickey is becoming well known as a fine violinist and Cecily Beer is in great demand as both singer and harpist. The Choir of Royal Holloway is considered to be one of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in Britain.

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