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Mazzoli - Dark with Excessive Bright | BIS BIS2572

Mazzoli - Dark with Excessive Bright

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Label: BIS

Cat No: BIS2572

Barcode: 7318599925721

Format: Hybrid SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 7th April 2023

Contents

Artists

Peter Herresthal (violin)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Arctic Philharmonic

Conductors

James Gaffigan
Tim Weiss

Works

Mazzoli, Missy

Dark with Excessive Bright (arr. for violin and string quintet)
Dark with Excessive Bright
Orpheus Undone
Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
These Worlds in Us
Vespers for Violin

Artists

Peter Herresthal (violin)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Arctic Philharmonic

Conductors

James Gaffigan
Tim Weiss

About

Named Ď2022 Composer of the Yearí by Musical America, Missy Mazzoli inhabits an exquisite and mysterious sound-world in which indie-rock sensibilities meet American minimalism, European modernism and classical traditions. The first woman ever to receive a commission from the Metropolitan Opera, she has also composed for prominent soloists, ensembles and orchestras around the world. Through her music, she reaches to the roots of tradition, inhabits and renovates older forms while using every resource at her command. Mazzoli, who says that she likes Ďto tell storiesí, always imagines actors, singers and dancers grappling with a situation, even when she composes instrumental works.

The album is bookended by two versions of the same work: loosely based on baroque idioms the violin concerto Dark with Excessive Bright is first heard with string orchestra accompaniment and then in a chamber version. The soloist is in both cases Peter Herresthal, who also performs Vespers for Violin, a piece for amplified violin and electronics using sampled organs, voices and strings, drenched in delay and distortion. Three orchestral works complete the programme: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres), These Worlds in Us and Orpheus Undone in performances by the Arctic Philharmonic under Tim Weiss.

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