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Red Leaves / Brunel Ensemble, Christopher Austin


Release Date: 03/01/2005 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 53   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert SaxtonElisabeth LutyensMalcolm WilliamsonJohn McCabe
Performer:  Teresa Cahill
Conductor:  Christopher Austin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brunel Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Signum Records are proud to present the Brunel Ensemble with their first recording on the Signum Classics label, Red Leaves. No ensemble currently active is as committed to playing such brilliantly programmed quality work from all decades of the twentieth century. Formed in 1992, the group gives thrilling and mature performances under Christopher Austin's inspired direction. John McCabe's 'Red Leaves' was commissioned by the European Community Chamber Orchestra and the 1991 Instanbul Festival. Composer Malcom Williamson studied with Elisabeth Lytyens, as did Robert Saxton, and was Master of the Queen's Music until his death in 2003. Lutyens' first success was a setting of Rimbaud, 'O Saisons, O Chateau' encored at the first performance in Read more 1947 having been turned down by the BBC as unsingable! The McCabe and Williamson pieces are linked by the common theme of nature, the latter being inspired by Australian landscape and history. It was commissioned for the 150th Anniversary of the State of Victoria. For his anniversary greeting of 1986 on the occasion of his colleague's half century, Robert Saxton presented his 'Birthday Piece for Richard Rodney Bennett'. In which he chose in time-honoured manner to extract from Bennett's name the musical notes available as a thematic cipher, and to fashion them after his own manner into a bracing invention for strings. 'Red Leaves' is a disc of modern works by British composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Birthday Piece for Richard Bennett by Robert Saxton
Conductor:  Christopher Austin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brunel Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (02/14/1996 - 02/16/1996) 
2.
Elijah's Violin by Robert Saxton
Conductor:  Christopher Austin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brunel Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (02/14/1996 - 02/16/1996) 
3.
Bagatelles (6) for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 113 by Elisabeth Lutyens
Conductor:  Christopher Austin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brunel Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; England 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (02/14/1996 - 02/16/1996) 
4.
O Saisons, O Chateaux, Op. 13 by Elisabeth Lutyens
Performer:  Teresa Cahill (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Austin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brunel Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1947; England 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (02/14/1996 - 02/16/1996) 
5.
Symphony no 7 by Malcolm Williamson
Conductor:  Christopher Austin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brunel Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; Australia 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (02/14/1996 - 02/16/1996) 
6.
Red Leaves by John McCabe
Conductor:  Christopher Austin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brunel Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (02/14/1996 - 02/16/1996) 

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