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Schnittke, Takemitsu, Weill / Hope, Boughton, English So


Release Date: 02/23/1999 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 5582   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alfred SchnittkeKurt WeillToru Takemitsu
Performer:  Daniel HopeSimon Mulligan
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Many young violinists' debut CDs come and go without making much of a mark, oftentimes less because the performers are untalented as because their repertoire failed to stand out in a crowded field. Another disc of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, or Kreisler has to be truly outstanding to stand out.
Daniel Hope scores on both of these points: he and his collaborators give excellent performances, and he (and, presumably, his teachers, managers, and label executives) chose a program which cannot help but stand out from the pack. The danger in such a program--lesser-known contemporary works--is failing to live up to the technical and interpretive challenges. Hope needn't worry.
A child prodigy, Hope was just 21 when this program was recorded,
Read more and he had already had the opportunity to discuss the Schnittke and Takemitsu works with their composers. The performances here are indeed excellent, and Hope has no difficulty distinguishing himself from his peers.
REVIEWS:
International Record Review (3/00, p.77) - "...cannily programmed and thoughtfully executed..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto Grosso no 6 by Alfred Schnittke
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin), Simon Mulligan (Piano)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1998 
Venue:  Nimbus Foundation, Monmouth, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, Op. 12 by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1998 
Venue:  Nimbus Foundation, Monmouth, England 
Length: 27 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3.
Nostalgia "In Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky" by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; Japan 
Date of Recording: 03/14/1995 
Venue:  Nimbus Foundation, Monmouth, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 8 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 by Alfred Schnittke
Performer:  Simon Mulligan (Piano), Simon Mulligan (Harpsichord), Daniel Hope (Violin)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1998 
Venue:  Nimbus Foundation, Monmouth, England 
Length: 17 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Alfred Schnittke (1967) 

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