Sacconi Quartet, Mark Padmore & Charles Owen – Jonathan Dove: In Damascus (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Sacconi Quartet, Mark Padmore & Charles Owen – Jonathan Dove: In Damascus (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:13:19 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: Classical
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Even though Jonathan Dove is best known as a vocal or choral composer, with operas and works for children forming the backbone of his output, his chamber music reveals similar predilections for narrative, drama, atmosphere and a sense of the personal. His new commission from the Sacconi Quartet, In Damascus, was inspired by the violinist Hannah Dawson s suggestion for a work that should reflect aspects of the conflict in Syria; not because music can offer any political solution, but simply as an expression of empathy, sorrow, even outrage at those terrible events. Featuring a performance by tenor Mark Padmore, the text is taken from prose-poems by Ali Safar that draw on his first- hand experiences in Syria, eloquently translated by Anne-Marie McManus. The Sacconi s present this new work alongside his string quartet work, Out of Time, and his Piano Quintet, performed with pianist Charles Owen.


Jonathan Dove (b1959)

Piano Quintet
1 I. Energetic 00:06:33
2 II. Very Spacious 00:09:01
3 III. Lively 00:05:40

The Female Virtuosos, Z.596
4 I. Quite fast 00:03:23
5 II. Slow 00:04:29
6 III. Stomping 00:01:19
7 IV. Lively 00:01:57
8 V. Fast 00:01:28
9 VI. Gently Moving 00:05:23
10 I. A Little While Ago 00:02:54
11 II. And What If You Weep Alone 00:01:33
12 III. Two Days Ago 00:03:50
13 IV. Here and Now In Damascus 00:02:32
14 V. The Many Faces of Damascus 00:03:37
15 VI. Instrumental 00:01:51
16 VII. Soon, We Will Be Free 00:05:01
17 VIII. I Don’t Think Any Nations 00:02:59
18 IX. On All My Travels, I’d Take a Book 00:02:43
19 X. My Heart is a Black Lump of Coal 00:02:49
20 XI. My Country 00:04:17

Sacconi Quartet
Mark Padmore (tenor)
Charles Owen (piano)



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