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Bracing Change / Johnston, Carducci Quartet, Doric Quartet, JACK Quartet

Release Date: 05/19/2017 
Label:  Nmc Recordings   Catalog #: 216  
Composer:  Simon HoltDonnacha DennehyAnthony Gilbert
Performer:  Guy Johnston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK QuartetDoric String QuartetCarducci String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Gilhooly OBE - Wigmore Hall Director writes .. 'Renewing the chamber music repertoire is central to the co-commissioning partnership between Wigmore Hall, The Radcliffe Trust and NMC Recordings. We are delighted to support Simon Holt’s 3rd Quartet with the JACK Quartet, Donnacha Dennehy’s The weather of it with the Doric String Quartet and Anthony Gilbert’s Haven of Mysteries with the Carducci String Quartet and Guy Johnston. We are very pleased to support some of the finest musicians of their generation, achieving the highest standards of their interpretations in modern compositions. I have no doubt that this recording will be praised for its vitality, freshness and the expressive power of new music. Wigmore Hall’s wholehearted Read more commitment to continue building the chamber music repertoire is central to this project, and we look forward to further recordings yet to be released in this series.' Simon Holt, Donnacha Dennehy and Anthony Gilbert, the composers featured on this inaugural ‘Bracing Change’ album of new string commissions, are as contrasting in their responses to it as they are individual in character across their musical output. Together, their new works – two quartets and a quintet – are a reminder that the medium has thrived for some 250 years not merely by adapting to change, but by inspiring all sorts of new music at its pioneering edge. Read less

Works on This Recording

Quartet No. 3 by Simon Holt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  JACK Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; England 
The Weather of It by Donnacha Dennehy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doric String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Ireland 
Quartet for Strings "Haven of Mysteries" by Anthony Gilbert
Performer:  Guy Johnston (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carducci String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; England 

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