Spheres

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EINAUDI / GLASS / NYMAN / PART / RICHTER
Spheres
Daniel Hope (violin) / Deutsches Hammerorchester Berlin, Simon Halsey

[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 18 April 2013

"Pärt's Fratres is more transcendental than celestial but Hope's performance exudes both virtuosity and romanticism, as if drawing inspiration from Paganini and Joachim in equal measure...'Spheres' is, at times, quite literally out of this world." (Gramophone)

Award-winning violinist Daniel Hope presents an eclectic and accessible mix of neo-Baroque, minimalist and soundtrack favourites, including works and arrangements by contemporary masters like Ludovico Einaudi, Arvo Pärt, Karl Jenkins, Max Richter, Gabriel Prokofiev, Alex Baranowski and many more

"Spheres" features a curated collection of repertoire celebrating the idea, first brought forward by Pythagoras, that planetary movement creates its own kind of music, bringing beauty, harmony and simplicity to our complex solar system. This idea has fascinated philosophers, musicians, and mathematicians for centuries.

Featured as main soloist on Max Richter's acclaimed "Vivaldi Recomposed", Hope is known for an effortless classical sound and intriguing approach to repertoire

Daniel is collaborating in 2013 with Einaudi, and joint dates are in the planning stage.

"Pärt's Fratres is more transcendental than celestial but Hope's performance exudes both virtuosity and romanticism, as if drawing inspiration from Paganini and Joachim in equal measure...'Spheres' is, at times, quite literally out of this world." (Gramophone)

"Provocative? To a degree, though classical purists shouldn't shriek too loudly...Hope dances a path through a string of otherworldly new pieces, some intriguing, some sweet, some too brief to make much impression. Gabriel Prokofiev's Spheres, an impressive highwire act for Hope, easily stands out." (The Times)

Tracks:

01. Imitazione delle Campane [Westhoff: Sonata for Violin and Continuo III - arranged by Christian Badzura]
02. Andante [Einaudi: I giorni]
03. Echorus [Glass: ]
04. Cantique de Jean Racine, Op.11 - Arranged By John Rutter
05. 15. Adagio sognando [Auerbach: 24 Preludes for Violin and Piano, Op.46]
06. Fratres for violin, string orchestra and percussion [Pärt: ]
07. Eliza Aria [Kats-Chernin: Wild Swans Suite - Version for Violin and Piano]
08. Musica universalis [Baranowski: ]
09. Spheres [Prokofiev, G.: ]
10. Berlin By Overnight [Richter: ]
11. Biafra [Baranowski: ]
12. Lento [Igudesman: ]
13. Passaggio [Einaudi: ]
14. 8. Andante [Auerbach: 24 Preludes for Violin and Piano, Op.46]
15. Benedictus [Jenkins: The Armed Man - A Mass For Peace]
16. Prelude [J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 855 - Arranged by Olivier Fourés
17. Trysting Fields [Nyman: Drowning by Numbers]
18. Nachspiel [Gundermann: Faust / Episode 2]