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Davis: Arcadia / Bateman, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Release Date: 10/04/2019 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 590  
Composer:  Oliver Davis
Performer:  Benjamin BakerHuw WatkinsKerenza Peacock
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraHanke Brothers

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Oliver Davis graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1994 and has since composed numerous concertos, ballet scores, albums, soundtracks and television scores working with many of the major London orchestras. The Infinite Ocean was composed for choreographer Edwaard Liang and was commissioned by San Francisco Ballet for the Unbound festival, 2018. Liang requested the work to be in six sections and to feature a solo violin. The aim of Arcadia was to create a piece which evoked an idyllic serene place. Gemini was specifically composed for violinist Kerenza Peacock and was designed to explore the contrasting styles of her playing. The Suite for piano and orchestra was written for Huw Watkins on piano and heavily involves thematic Read more development throughout. Inferno began life as a short orchestral sketch, which gradually evolved into a full, single-movement piece. Lastly, The Elements was commissioned by The Hanke Brothers, who specifically wanted a piece describing the four elements. The ensemble containing piano, viola, recorder and tuba, produces a unique timbre, and the piece explores the possible various aspects of this timbre. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Infinite Ocean by Oliver Davis
Performer:  Benjamin Baker (Violin)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
2.
Arcadia by Oliver Davis
Performer:  Huw Watkins (Piano)
3.
Gemini by Oliver Davis
Performer:  Kerenza Peacock (Violin)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
4.
Suite for Piano by Oliver Davis
Performer:  Huw Watkins (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
5.
Inferno by Oliver Davis
Performer:  Kerenza Peacock (Violin)
Conductor:  Paul Bateman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6.
The Elements by Oliver Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanke Brothers

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