Michael Alec Rose: Il Ritorno
$11.49 – $18.00
Michael Alec Rose is a leading light in the contemporary music world with compositions in many genres. He has received thirty composition awards to date, and is also an author of books and essays. He currently teaches at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. This album contains music for violin-viola duo and for solo violin, which is both gently modernist and also post-impressionist – music inspired by places (for example Dartmoor in England) and by paintings.
The soloists are both highly regarded both in their native England and internationally. Peter Sheppard Skærved is well represented in many recordings as soloist and as leader of Longbow Ensemble and the Kreutzer Quartet and has made over 60 CDs for Divine Art/Metier, Toccata, NMC, Naxos and other labels. He has given concerts in over 30 countries, has had over 400 works dedicated to him and is also an accomplished painter and writer. Violist Diana Mathews is sought after as soloist, chamber and orchestral player and is very active in the new music world.
- Michael Alec Rose (b.1959):
- Unturned Stones – I. Eppur si muove
- Unturned Stones – II. A Courtesy Towards being
- Unturned Stones – III. Coming Home to the World
- Il Ritorno – I. Preamble
- Il Ritorno – II. Bearings
- Il Ritorno – III. Silence
- Il Ritorno – IV. Water
- Il Ritorno – V. Stone
- Il Ritorno – VI. Song
- Mornington Caprice
I enjoyed these four imaginative compositions. The big work on this disc is Il Ritorno: … magical and deeply-felt… quite beautiful. Each work is finely played, and (in my opinion) perfectly interpreted by the two soloists. Rose is a composer who can develop and maintain interest using the slenderest of instrumental resources.” —John France