‘Spheres’ CD Giveaway
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‘Spheres’ CD Giveaway

We have three copies of a fabulous new CD to give away! Violinist Daniel Hope’s Spheres on the DG label is a brilliant compilation of 18 tracks of mostly 20th century music by Arvo Part, Philip Glass, Elena Kats-Chernin, Gabriel Prokofiev (grandson of Sergei) and Alex Baranowski. Spotted by Yehudi Menuhin at the age of 11,  Hope has  he has…

CD review ‘Spheres’: Music meets metaphysics
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CD review ‘Spheres’: Music meets metaphysics

“The Heavenly Spheres make music for us,…….All things join in the dance!” Gustav Holst Having recently recorded Max Richter’s re-composition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for Deutsche Grammophon, violinist Daniel Hope looks to the elements yet again for inspiration in this recording called Spheres (DG 0289479 0571), which debuted at number 3 in the US BIllboard…

A Change of Seasons for Vivaldi
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A Change of Seasons for Vivaldi

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, composed in 1723, is so ‘accessible’, it has suffered the fate of overexposure. Its four heady concerti pass through  summer, autumn, winter, and spring, depicting folk life and evocative landscapes in bite-sized chunks. Some of its passages are so instantly recognisable that they have suffered the ignominy of being used as background music in commercials. Enter German-born…