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Braid: Songs, Solos & Duos


Release Date: 10/20/2017 
Label:  Metier   Catalog #: 28575  
Composer:  David Braid
Performer:  Claire OverburyElena ZucchiniDavid BraidSergei Podobedov,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Braid Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the world of new music where ‘anything goes’ it is a very special composer who can create a sound and style so individual that it stands out as exceptional; such a composer is David Braid, whose writing is truly ‘art-music’ but has resonances with gentle jazz and other genres which make its appeal almost universal as seen by his recent album on Toccata Classics. The key to his sound is first a choice of awesomely good performers, including the most perfect mezzo-soprano voice of today, owned by Emily Gray; and also to Braid’s use of the gentle and resonant archtop (electric) guitar which is a perfect accompaniment to the vocal tracks and a nicely matched partner for the piano. This new release is certainly one of the most distinctive and Read more beautiful new-music albums of recent times. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Upon Silver Trees, Op. 34 by David Braid
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Braid Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
2.
Invocation and Continuum, Op. 38 by David Braid
Performer:  Claire Overbury (Flute), Elena Zucchini (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
3.
Sonata for Guitar, Op. 19 by David Braid
Performer:  David Braid (Guitar), Sergei Podobedov (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
4.
Invention and Fugue, Op. 36 by David Braid
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Braid Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
5.
Songs of Contrasting Subjects, Op. 47 by David Braid
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Braid Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
6.
Intimate Pieces (4), Op. 21 by David Braid
Performer:  David Braid (Electric Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
7.
Sonata for Piano No. 1, Op. 14 by David Braid
Performer:  Rossitza Stoycheva (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
8.
Wordless Song, Op. 45 by David Braid
Performer:  David Braid (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
9.
For Alex, Op. 43 by David Braid
Performer:  David Braid (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 

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