The English composer Steve Elcock (b. 1957) spent years writing music without ever expecting it to be heard. The works on this first album of his chamber music show contrasting aspects of his style: the Clarinet Sextet and The Shed Dances are immediately appealing in their melodiousness, harmonic language and mischievous sense of humour, whereas the String Trio No. 1, with its stark juxtaposition of contrasts, and the sextet An Outstretched Hand, which treads a fine line between grief and consolation, both offer powerful comment on our troubled 21st century.
The Veles Ensemble
Daniel Shao, flute (Track 11)
Peter Cigleris, clarinet (Tracks 1–3, 5–11)
Yuri Kalnits, violin (Tracks 1–3)
Leon Bosch, double bass (Tracks 1–3)
Catalina Ardelean, piano (Track 11)
String Trio No. 1, Op. 8b (1998/2016)
The Shed Dances, Op. 26b, for clarinet and string trio (2016)
An Outstretched Hand, Op. 24, for flute, clarinet and piano quartet (2015)
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Catalogue No: TOCC0506EAN/UPC: 5060113445063Release Date: 01.12.2018Composer: Steve Elcock Artists: Catalina Ardelean,
The Veles Ensemble,
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