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Ross Harris: Cello Concerto; Symphony No. 4 / Qin, Walker, Dean


Release Date: 05/27/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 573044   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ross Harris
Performer:  Robert AshworthLi-Wei Qin
Conductor:  Brett DeanGarry Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Ross Harris’s Fourth Symphony is a tribute to and a portrait of poet and songwriter Mahinarangi Tocker. Her movingly evocative words and songs serve as references for each movement, while a solo viola increasingly takes on her character and personality. The Cello Concerto was inspired by the brilliant playing of cellist Li-Wei Qin, its single continuous movement a dramatic dark-to-light journey filled with rich singing lines and extravagant virtuosity. Ross Harris’s Symphonies 2 and 3 can be heard on Naxos 8.572574. Commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Ross Harris’s Fourth Symphony is a tribute to and a portrait of poet and songwriter Mahinarangi Tocker. Her movingly evocative words and songs serve as references for each movement, while a solo viola increasingly takes on her character and personality. The Cello Concerto was inspired by the brilliant playing of cellist Li-Wei Qin, its single continuous movement a dramatic dark-to-light journey filled with rich singing lines and extravagant virtuosity. Ross Harris’s Symphonies 2 and 3 can be heard on Naxos 8.572574. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 "To the memory of Mahinarangi Tocker" by Ross Harris
Performer:  Robert Ashworth (Viola)
Conductor:  Brett Dean
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
2.
Concerto for Cello by Ross Harris
Performer:  Li-Wei Qin (Cello)
Conductor:  Garry Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

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