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Violin Muse / Mitchell


Release Date: 10/20/2017 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 25160  
Composer:  Geoffrey PooleGuto Pryderi PuwDavid MatthewsSadie Harrison,   ... 
Performer:  Madeleine MitchellNigel ClaytonCerys Jones
Conductor:  Edwin Outwater
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Seven world premiere recordings of works by British composers with a range of styles but all in a modern but approachable and often very lyrical idiom from the deep and heartfelt Violin Concerto ‘Soft Stillness’ by Guto Puw to the stunningly simple yet beautiful new work from Michael Nyman. Many of these works were specially written for, and premiered by, Madeleine Mitchell so this is a very special album for her personally as well as being a fine virtuoso concert. Most works on the album are for violin and piano with Nigel Clayton; Cerys Jones appears in the super violin duet ‘Atlantic Drift’ by Judith Weir, and Puw’s Concerto is a BBC recording with the BBCNOW and American conductor Edwin Outwater. Madeleine Mitchell is an internationally Read more acclaimed soloist with a fine discography and has been an inspiration to composers and painters, including Gerald Marks who created his artworks ‘The Madeleine Series’ between 1989 and 1991. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rhapsody by Geoffrey Poole
Performer:  Madeleine Mitchell (Violin), Nigel Clayton (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
2.
Concerto for Violin "Soft Stillness" by Guto Pryderi Puw
Performer:  Madeleine Mitchell (Violin)
Conductor:  Edwin Outwater
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Wales 
3.
Romanza for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 119 by David Matthews
Performer:  Madeleine Mitchell (Violin), Nigel Clayton (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
4.
Aurea Luce by Sadie Harrison
Performer:  Madeleine Mitchell (Violin), Nigel Clayton (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
5.
Atlantic Drift by Judith Weir
Performer:  Madeleine Mitchell (Violin), Cerys Jones (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
6.
Veilleuse by Michael Berkeley
Performer:  Madeleine Mitchell (Violin), Nigel Clayton (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
7.
Taking it as Read by Michael Nyman
Performer:  Madeleine Mitchell (Violin), Nigel Clayton (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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