Music For My Love, Vol. One

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF A SPECIAL WOMAN

100+ NEW WORKS FOR STRING ORCHESTRA, VOLUME ONE

When in late 2014 Yodit Tekle was diagnosed with stomach cancer, her partner, Martin Anderson, who runs Toccata Classics, asked a couple of composer friends to write some music to bring her comfort in her illness. As her life slipped away, he had the idea that she could 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 accepted, and so the project snowballed: there are now over 100 composers who have written or agreed to write for it – an undertaking unique in the history of music. This first volume presents the first eleven pieces in an initiative which, in effect, transforms love into something you can hear.

Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra
Paul Mann, conductor

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Listen To This Recording:

  1. Johannes Brahms arr. Ragnar Söderlind: ‘Von ewiger Liebe’, Op. 43, No. 1
  2. Robin Holloway: Music for Yodit
  3. Poul Ruders: Lullaby for Yodit
  4. Mihkel Kerem: A Farewell for Yodit
  5. Andrew Ford: Sleep
  6. Steve Elcock: Song for Yodit, Op. 23
  7. Brett Dean: Angels’ Wings (Music for Yodit)
  8. Jon Lord arr. Paul Mann: Zarabanda Solitaria
  9. John Pickard: …forbidding mourning…
  10. Ragnar Söderlind: Å, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120

  11. A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Introduction
  12. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Tema
  13. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var I
  14. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var II
  15. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var III
  16. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var IV
  17. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var V
  18. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var VI
  19. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var VII
  20. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var VIII
  21. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var IX
  22. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var X
  23. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var XI
  24. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var XII
  25. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var XIII
  26. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var XIV
  27. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Var XV
  28. ‘A, den svalande vind…’: 15 Variations on a Norwegian Folktune, Op. 120: Tema
  29. Maddalena Casulana arr. Colin Matthews: Il vostro dipartir

2 reviews for Music For My Love, Vol. One

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

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    This is clearly a very personal ongoing project and already quite a remarkable one. There is some very powerful music on this disc, largely slow and elegiac of course but never monotonous. Most of the composers are fairly well known but I hadn’t come across Mikhel Kerem (Estonian, born 1981) or Maddalena Casulana (16th century Venetian) before. Both their works make one want to hear more of their music and I was please to find that there are two discs of Kerem on this label to explore. Music like this needs the right setting. After Schubert’s Great C major and late in the evening with a nightcap, I found it utterly compelling.

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    “…These works are all sublimely performed by Paul Mann and the strings of the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra. Martin Anderson has produced a most moving tribute to his lost beloved, one which contains music that will surely live well beyond his present purpose. Even without much variety in tempo, this well-recorded disc will provide much enjoyment to the listener, and I recommend it very highly. I also feel as though I know Yodit Tekle just a little bit through Anderson’s touching program notes, and the equally touching music written in her tribute, even though I never had the opportunity to meet her.” —Fanfare Magazine, May/June 2017

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