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Bach 2 the Future, Vol. 2 / Humphreys


Release Date: 10/14/2016 
Label:  Champs Hill Records   Catalog #: 118  
Composer:  Adrian SuttonEugène YsaÿeSally BeamishJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Fenella Humphreys is equally as motivated as she is talented. Inspired by the solo violin music of J. S. Bach, she mixes in some of Britain’s finest composing talents of today and the result is this new release, Bach 2 the Future. Fenella had long been performing Bach’s solo violin music, but was frustrated with the lack of modern unaccompanied violin works. After a remarkable fundraising drive, Fenella was able to commission the works that appear on this release from Adrian Sutton, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Sally Beamish. Humphreys’ previous recording garnered the following praises: “…Humphreys’ performance of the Bach is among the finest on record…” (American Record
Read more Guide) “Humphreys’ rises emphatically to their challenges.” (The Guardian) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Arpeggiare Variations by Adrian Sutton
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
2.
Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27: no 3 in D minor "Ballade" by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1924; Belgium 
3.
Intrada e fuga by Sally Beamish
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
4.
Sonata for Violin solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1005 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Sonatina for Violin Alone, Op. 334 by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
6.
Elégie for Viola solo by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; United States 
7.
A Happy Musician, JS 70 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Fenella Humphreys (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924-1926; Finland 

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