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Jonathan Goldstein: Cyclorama / Pearson, Davidson, Balanescu Quartet


Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 9278  
Composer:  Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James PearsonGrace Davidson
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jonathan Goldstein is an award-winning composer of music for film,TV and advertising. This is his first album, of instrumental ‘songs’ covering a wide range of moods and orchestrations.The album is a mix of con- temporary classical idioms which gradually present an unfolding story, like a cyclorama (the panoramic backdrop used in film & theatre), and was recorded at the Church of Saint Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, noted for its haunting acoustics. This album is sure to gain radio play and a wide following among fans of accessible contemporary music and crossover.

Goldstein began his career as a Music Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company after which time he assisted the legendary film music
Read more orchestrator, Christopher Palmer, on the soundtrack for Cape Fear and the re-recording of Bernard Herrmann’s classic score for Taxi Driver, conducted by Elmer Bernstein.

Among the performers are the distinguished Balanescu Quartet and an ensemble of distinguished soloists including James Pearson, a soloist with the Halle, Philharmonia and BBC Concert Orchestras, and Artistic Director of jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s, London, whose collaborations include Paul McCartney and Wynton Marsalis. Also appearing is the internationally acclaimed soprano, Grace Davidson, who has performed with the leading Early Music groups,The Sixteen, and Tenebrae, as well as on soundtracks such as Hans Zimmer’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Reverie by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
2. Notturno by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
3. Everywhere by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
4. Cras amet by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
5. Crystals by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
6. Elegy by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
7. Etude for Cello no 1 by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
8. Etude for Cello no 2 by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
9. Frozen Ground by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
10. Frozen Night by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
11. Memento mori by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
12. Diurno by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
13. Lavinia's Lament by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
14. Pavane by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
15. Prelude for Piano and Strings by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
16. Prisoner's Tale by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
17. Threnody: Part 1 by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
18. Threnody: Part 2 by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
19. Valse macabre by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet
20. Where the Bee Sucks by Jonathan Goldstein
Performer:  James Pearson (Piano), Grace Davidson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balanescu Quartet

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