Spheres - Chie Peters (violin); Christiane Starke (cello); Daniel Hope (violin); Jacques Ammon (piano); Jochen Carls (double bass); Juan Lucas Aisemberg (viola); Berlin Radio Chorus (choir, chorus); Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin; Simon Halsey (conductor)
Track Listing
  1. Sonata for violin & continuo No. 3 in D minor: No. 3. Imatazione delle campe
  2. I Giorni, for piano
  3. Echorus, for 2 violins & string orchestra
  4. Cantique de Jean Racine, for 4-part chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op. 11
  5. Preludes (24) for violin & piano, Op. 46: Adagio sognando
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  1. Sonata for violin & continuo No. 3 in D minor: No. 3. Imatazione delle campe
  2. I Giorni, for piano
  3. Echorus, for 2 violins & string orchestra
  4. Cantique de Jean Racine, for 4-part chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op. 11
  5. Preludes (24) for violin & piano, Op. 46: Adagio sognando
  6. Fratres, for violin, strings & percussion
  7. Wild Swans Suite for violin & piano: Eliza Aria
  8. Musica universalis, for violin, piano & orchestra
  9. Spheres, for violin & orchestra
  10. Berlin by Overnight, for violin & double bass (from 24 Postcards)
  11. Biafra, for violin & orchestra (from McCullin)
  12. Lento, for violin & orchestra
  13. Passaggio, for piano
  14. Preludes (24) for violin & piano, Op. 46: Andante
  15. Benedictus (from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace)
  16. Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 10 in E minor (WTC I/10), BWV 855 (BC L89): Prelude
  17. Drowning by Numbers, film score: Trysting Fields
  18. Faust Episode 2, sprech opera: Nachspiel
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With the presence of such composers as Michael Nyman and Karl Jenkins, this might look like a standard-issue British recording of crossover music for violin and other instruments. But actually it's a more complex and more ambitious thing than that. Under the title Spheres, South African-born British violinist Daniel Hope combines crossover heavyweights (even John Rutter is present as creator of the rather soupy arrangement of Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11) with Baroque works, short tonal works by contemporary ...

Spheres 2013, Deutsche Grammophon

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