[ Champs Hill / CD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018
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Take one motivated and talented young British violinist, inspired by the solo violin music of JS Bach, and mix with some of the best British composing talent of today and the result is: Fenella Humpreys' "Bach 2 the Future".
Fenella Humphreys came to performing Bach's masterpieces in their complete form relatively recently, but was frustrated by a lack of solo works to perform alongside them.
A Kickstarter and remarkable fundraising drive ensued, and Fenella has been able to commission the works that appear on this CD by Adrian Sutton, Peter Maxwell Davies and Sally Beamish (the first volume included works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gordon Crosse and Piers Hellawell).
"impressive, both in the quality of the playing and the variety of the music…in Ysaye's Third Sonata she yields nothing to the finest recordings in her accuracy and passion, the recording capturing the full range of her tone in a rich but not over-resonant acoustic" (BBC Music Music Awards WINNER 2018 - Instrumental)
"It's not often that you can say that a commission, or set of commissions, fills a genuine hole in the repertoire. However, that's precisely what Fenella Humphreys has bestowed upon the musical world with 'Bach 2 the Future'...the new works themselves deserve long wider performance lives beyond this beautiful beginning." (Gramophone Editor's Choice Feb 2018)
Sutton, A: Arpeggiare Variations
Ysaÿe: Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27 No. 3 'Ballade'
Beamish: Intrada e Fuga
Bach, J S: Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV1005
Davies, Peter Maxwell: Sonatina for Violin Alone, Op. 334
Sibelius: En glad muiskant, JS40