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Shadow, Echo, Memory / Northwestern University Cello Ensemble


Release Date: 07/29/2016 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 70004  
Composer:  Zachary WadsworthGabriel FauréMichael van der SlootSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  Gabriel CabezasJoseph JohnsonRichard Narroway
Conductor:  Hans Jorgen Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwestern University Cello Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Beginning with a low hum, choirs of cellos – 45 cellists in the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble, directed by Hans Jorgen Jensen- gradually make their entrances, slowly blooming like a bright golden sun bursting over a mountain range.” (Tom Huizenga, Deceptive Cadence, NPR)

This new release from Sono Luminus is a representation of nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century music written or arranged for cello ensemble. This varied collection explores the instrument’s power to sing and express, and in this way several of the pieces were written to mimic the human voice. The Northwestern University Cello Ensemble is made up of both current and alumni cello students at the Bienen School of Music. The ensemble has
Read more appeared on both The New York Times’ Top 25 Classical Recordings list, as well as The New Yorker’s Top 10 Classical Recordings list.

“…the 45 cellists of the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble, one is reminded by the music not so much of floating in the air but rather of being wrapped in a warm blanket of pure sound.” (Gramophone Magazine)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Lacquer Prints (3) by Zachary Wadsworth
Conductor:  Hans Jorgen Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwestern University Cello Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012 
2.
Songs (3) for voice & piano, Op. 7: Aprčs un ręve by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Gabriel Cabezas (Cello)
Conductor:  Hans Jorgen Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwestern University Cello Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1878 
3.
Shadow, Echo, Memory by Michael van der Sloot
Conductor:  Hans Jorgen Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwestern University Cello Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014 
4.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Joseph Johnson (Cello)
Conductor:  Hans Jorgen Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwestern University Cello Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
5.
Fremd: Intermezzo by Hans Thomalla
Conductor:  Hans Jorgen Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwestern University Cello Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
6.
Ballad for Solo Cello and Seven Cellos by Aaron Jay Kernis
Performer:  Richard Narroway (Cello)
Conductor:  Hans Jorgen Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwestern University Cello Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2004 
7.
Lux aeterna by György Ligeti
Conductor:  Hans Jorgen Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwestern University Cello Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Hans Jorgen Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwestern University Cello Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 

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