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Bach2 The Future
By Fenella Humphreys
By Fenella Humphreys
By Fenella Humphreys. By Johann Sebastian Bach; Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber; Gordon Crosse; Cheryl Frances-Hoad; Piers Hellawell; Cyril Scott; Eugene Ysaye. Classical. CD. Published by Naxos (NX.CHRCD102).
Item Number: NX.CHRCD102
Take one motivated and talented young British violinist, inspired by the solo violin music of JS Bach, and mix with some of the best British composing talent of today and the result is: Fenella Humpreys Bach 2 the Future.
Fenella Humphreys came to performing Bach's masterpieces in their complete form relatively recently, but was frustrated by a lack of solo works to perform alongside them.
A Kickstarter and remarkable fundraising drive ensued, and Fenella has been able to commission works from Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gordon Crosse and Piers Hellawell which appear on this new disc. It also includes 'Bumblebees' by Cyril Scott (d 1970)
These new piece echo and reflect Bach's E major partita, Ysaye's Sonata No 2, Biber's Passacaglia from the Rosenkranz Sonata.
Gordon Crosse's 'Orkney Dreaming' has a particular resonance for Fenella as it's where she conceived the project.
Fenella has commissioned another three works, to be premiered live in Summer 2015, from Sir Maxwell Davies, Sally Beamish and Adrian Sutton, available now on the second volume (available now).
Her busy schedule sees her performing premieres at Aldeburgh, Presteigne and St Magnus Festivals, and across the UK.
'a golden tone in all registers with the utmost sensitivity to where every phrase is moving'
--The Strad Magazine.
- 01-06. Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006 Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
- 07-11. Suite No. 1 Composed by Cheryl Frances-Hoad
- 12-15. Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2, Op. 27 Composed by Eugene Ysaye
- 16-19. Orkney Dreaming Composed by Gordon Crosse
- 20. Passacaglia from Rosenkranz Sonata Composed by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Beiber
- 21-24. Balcony Scenes Composed by Piers Hellawell
- 25. Bumblebees Composed by Cyril Scott
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