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The music of Michael Jarrell has been said to 'examine states of dream and unreality, searching for a moment of truth' - a truth which is often found in the lowest sonorities and slowest tempi, a place where time stands still. His works are often interrelated, not only by a certain sensitivity or a distinctive tone, but also by the recurrence of particular features that he reworks in different contexts. The present disc combines three orchestral works composed over a period of almost a quarter of a century. In Paysages avec figures absentes, played here by solo violinist Ilya Gringolts, the composer wished to find a new approach to writing for violin within an ensemble. Premièred a few months before this recording by the Orchestre des Pays de la Loire and Pascal Rophé, the Sechs Augeblicke for orchestra suggest a concentration or implosion of sound matter within musical fragments, as a sort of reference to Schubert. Finally, the guiding idea of Un long fracas somptueux de rapide céleste with solo percussionist Florent Jodelet is a short, powerful 'initial explosion' that recurs, like a punctuation mark, throughout the piece, more or less regularly, in different forms
The music of Michael Jarrell has been said to 'examine states of dream and unreality, searching for a moment of truth' - a truth which is often found in the lowest sonorities and slowest tempi, a place where time stands still. His works are often interrelated, not only by a certain sensitivity or a distinctive tone, but also by the recurrence of particular features that he reworks in different contexts. The present disc combines three orchestral works composed over a period of almost a quarter of a century. In Paysages avec figures absentes, played here by solo violinist Ilya Gringolts, the composer wished to find a new approach to writing for violin within an ensemble. Premièred a few months before this recording by the Orchestre des Pays de la Loire and Pascal Rophé, the Sechs Augeblicke for orchestra suggest a concentration or implosion of sound matter within musical fragments, as a sort of reference to Schubert. Finally, the guiding idea of Un long fracas somptueux de rapide céleste with solo percussionist Florent Jodelet is a short, powerful 'initial explosion' that recurs, like a punctuation mark, throughout the piece, more or less regularly, in different forms
7318599926728
Jarrell / Gringolts / Jodelet - Orchestral Works (Hybr)

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Format: CD
Label: BIS
Rel. Date: 12/08/2023
UPC: 7318599926728

Orchestral Works (Hybr)
Artist: Jarrell / Gringolts / Jodelet
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Paysages Avec Figures Absentes, "Nachlese Iv" [18:00]
2. I. - [05:01]
3. II. - [04:36]
4. III. - [01:41]
5. IV. - [01:21]
6. V. - [02:31]
7. VI. - [02:48]
8. ... Un Long Fracas Somptueux de Rapide Céleste... [16:47]

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The music of Michael Jarrell has been said to 'examine states of dream and unreality, searching for a moment of truth' - a truth which is often found in the lowest sonorities and slowest tempi, a place where time stands still. His works are often interrelated, not only by a certain sensitivity or a distinctive tone, but also by the recurrence of particular features that he reworks in different contexts. The present disc combines three orchestral works composed over a period of almost a quarter of a century. In Paysages avec figures absentes, played here by solo violinist Ilya Gringolts, the composer wished to find a new approach to writing for violin within an ensemble. Premièred a few months before this recording by the Orchestre des Pays de la Loire and Pascal Rophé, the Sechs Augeblicke for orchestra suggest a concentration or implosion of sound matter within musical fragments, as a sort of reference to Schubert. Finally, the guiding idea of Un long fracas somptueux de rapide céleste with solo percussionist Florent Jodelet is a short, powerful 'initial explosion' that recurs, like a punctuation mark, throughout the piece, more or less regularly, in different forms
        
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