Jeremy Dale Roberts (1934–2017) was a unique figure on the British musical landscape: as a composer, he steered a path between traditional tonality and modernism, developing a language that can range from aching, pastoral lyricism to wild, freewheeling energy. This album – to which Dale Roberts referred as ‘a kind of testament’ – counterpoints works from the beginning and end of his career, all distinguished by his unmistakable sense of drama and poetry and his peerless technical command. The performers here worked intensely with the composer over a number of years, and he was involved with every aspect of these recordings, from initial rehearsals up to the final edits.
Peter Sheppard Skærved, violin (Track 1) Roderick Chadwick, piano (Tracks 1 – 2) Bridget MacRae, cello (Tracks 3 – 6) Kreutzer Quartet (Tracks 3 – 6) Peter Sheppard Skærved, Mihailo Tranda lovski, violins Morgan Goff, viola Neil Heyde, cello
String Quintet (2012, rev. 2014)* https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0487/Track03.mp3
Catalogue No: TOCC0487EAN/UPC: 5060113444875Release Date: 01.05.2018Composer: Jeremy Dale Roberts Artists: Bridget MacRae, Kreutzer Quartet, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde, Peter Sheppard Skærved, Roderick Chadwick
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