Luke Bedford’s new portrait CD has just been released by col legno.
The CD, supported by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, contains an excellent cross-section of the composer’s output to date.
Listen to excerpts here
1. Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale (2011)
for violine solo, viola solo and 15 players
Jonathan Morton (violine), Lawrence Power (viola)
The Scottish Ensemble
2. into Johannesburg:
By the Screen in the Sun at the Hill on the Gold (2008)
für 18 players
Ensemble Modern, conductor: Sian Edwards
3. Chiaroscuro (2002/2005)
for violin, violoncello and piano
Fidelio Trio: Darragh Morgan (violin), Robin Michael (violoncello) and Mary Dullea (piano)
4. Man Shoots Strangers from Skyscraper (2002)
for eight players
Ensemble Modern, conductor: Franck Ollu
5. Or Voit Tout en Aventure (2005–2006)
for soprano and 16 players
Claire Booth (soprano), London Sinfonietta, conductor: Oliver Knussen
Luke Bedford already has his copy of the brand new col legno CD – Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale – fresh from the Ernst von Siemens Prize awards ceremony last Friday.
We will let you know as soon as it is available to order.
The Viennese weekly newspaper Der Falter talks of the “considerable attraction” of the music.
Morton Feldman’s works are here.
col-legno’s 2003 CD with Christoph Prégardien and Siegfried Mauser, 3 Liederzyklen, is available again. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung celebrates the rerelease of this “brilliant recording”.
The CD contains:
Order online at col legno
Listen to an excerpt of Nature morte, from Ende der Handschrift
Listen on SoundCloud