In 2004 the American composer Michael Alec Rose (born in 1959 in Philadelphia) met the English violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved. That meeting sparked off a productive friendship: Rose has since written a number of works for Sheppard Skærved and his musician colleagues, pieces marked by striking emotional directness, balancing warm lyricism and mordant wit.
Michael Alec Rose, bell Peter Sheppard Skærved, violin, director Mihailo Trandafilovski, violin Morgan Goff, viola Neil Heyde, cello Kreutzer Quartet, string quartet Rachel Meerloo, double-bass Carly Lake, horn Longbow, ensemble
Hubbert Peak: Three Gas Stations for String Quartet (2007–8) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0172/TOCC0172t02.mp3
Everything under the Sun: Four Seasons for Two Violins (2009) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0172/TOCC0172t05.mp3
Three Short Obsessions for solo violin (2004) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0172/TOCC0172t09.mp3
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Catalogue No: TOCC0172EAN/UPC: 5060113441720Release Date: 01.07.2013Composer: Michael Alec Rose Artists: Carly Lake, Kreutzer Quartet, Longbow, Michael Alec Rose, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde, Peter Sheppard Skærved, Rachel Meerloo
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“…[Hopeful Monsters] The work speaks Rose’s various languages: often starkly abstract and dissonant, sometimes quite tonal, sometimes a mix of the two. It’s unusual music, enjoyable listening.” American Record Guide
John S. McClure :
“…Masterfully weaving together harmony and dissonance, the music draws the listener in and, without fail, leaves us somehow "changed." Beautifully performed and recorded. Highly recommended.” Amazon Review
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