Celebrating the Life of Someone Special

100+ New Works for String Orchestra, Volume Three

When Yodit Tekle was diagnosed with stomach cancer in late 2014, her partner, Martin Anderson, who runs Toccata Classics, asked a few composer friends to write some music for strings to bring her comfort in her illness. As her life slipped away, he had the idea that she might be remembered in music and so he began to commission other pieces for string orchestra in her memory. To his surprise, almost everyone he asked generously agreed, and so the project snowballed: there are now over 100 composers who have written or agreed to write for it – in an undertaking that is probably unique in the history of music. This third volume presents eleven more pieces in an initiative which, in effect, transforms love into something you can hear.

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Ukrainian Festival Orchestra
Paul Mann

1 review for MUSIC FOR MY LOVE: Volume Three

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    ‘The performances of all these works are quite superb. The Ukrainian Festival Orchestra plays with a most attractive richness of tone, and the players’ mastery of and commitment to music that was inevitably unfamiliar to them, is outstanding. Much of the credit for this must go to Paul Mann, a conductor whose curiosity for new music seems to know no bounds. The recording, by a Ukrainian team, is very fine.’

    —William Hedley, MusicWeb International

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