Panufnik: Heartfelt

Release Date: 5/21/2021
Catalog Number: SIGCD673
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sacconi Quartet
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 81 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Since Westminster Mass (2000) established Roxanna Panufnik's firm place among today's leading British composers, she has often been celebrated for her choral music. Her instrumental and chamber works, however, are equally striking, filled with dazzling imagination and poetic lightness of touch. Her latest album Heartfelt encompasses compassion, tragedy and irresistible humor, while demonstrating her passion for exploring diverse musical cultures, from East Sussex to Myanmar. Featuring a stellar line-up of leading British soloists (including soprano Mary Bevan, pianist Charles Owen and baritone Roderick Williams) and led by the Sacconi Quartet, the title work includes a musical translation of the heartbeat of a young European Brown Bear named Albie: captured by a digital stethoscope, Bristol Zoo was generously able to send Panufnik a recording of Albie's heartbeat whilst they underwent a small surgical procedure, the anaesthetic resembling the bear's hibernation. Albie himself is pictured on the album's front cover.

Works on This Recording
1. Private Joe (version for voice and string quartet) by Roxanna Panufnik
Performer: Roderick Williams (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sacconi Quartet
Written: 2000 ;
2. Canto by Roxanna Panufnik
Performer: Robin Ashwell (Viola)
Written: 2018 ;
3. Letters from Burma (version for oboe and string quartet) by Roxanna Panufnik
Performer: Nicholas Daniel (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sacconi Quartet
Written: 2004 ;
4. Hora Bessarabia (version for violin and double bass) by Roxanna Panufnik
Performer: Andy Marshall (Double Bass), Hannah Dawson (Violin)
Written: 2015 ;
5. Cantator and Amanda (version for bassoon and string quartet) by Roxanna Panufnik
Performer: Amy Harman (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sacconi Quartet
Written: 2011 ;
6. Second Home (version for voice and piano quintet) by Roxanna Panufnik
Performer: Charles Owen (Piano), Mary Bevan (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sacconi Quartet
Written: 2003 ;
7. Heartfelt by Roxanna Panufnik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sacconi Quartet
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