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Griller: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 / Walker, Musica Viva


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 424  
Composer:  Arnold Griller
Performer:  Denis Myasnikov
Conductor:  Alexander Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Viva
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The composer Arnold Griller (b. 1937), son of the violinist Sidney Griller, grew up in London, surrounded by some of the world’s best-known musicians. In spite of this propitious beginning to his career, his considerable output remains largely unknown. This first volume of orchestral pieces presents three of his major works – music that turns out to be highly individual, often moving unexpectedly between moods of excitement and drive, wry humour and deep emotion. His influences and interests range widely, from Domenico Scarlatti to such twentieth-century masters as Milhaud (his main teacher) and Stravinsky, and on to composers of today. Melodic lyricism, rhythmic intensity, textural clarity and contrapuntal complexity combine with a Read more generosity of musical ideas to produce a unique style and voice. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Small Orchestra "Ensemble Seventeen" by Arnold Griller
Conductor:  Alexander Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Viva
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2001; England 
2.
Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra by Arnold Griller
Performer:  Denis Myasnikov (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Alexander Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Viva
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; England 
3.
Concerto for Violas, Cellos, Keyboards and Pitched Percussion "Distant Villages" by Arnold Griller
Conductor:  Alexander Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Viva
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2002/2011; England 

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