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Darkness to Light: The Music of Jeffrey Jacob (b.1966) - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3; String Quartet No. 2; Elegy, Adagietto Misterioso / Jeffrey Jacob, piano

Album Summary

>Jacob, Jeffrey : Death and Transfiguration, for piano & orchestra
>Jacob, Jeffrey : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Jacob, Jeffrey : Elegy, for piano & orchestra
>Jacob, Jeffrey : Adagietto Misterioso, for orchestra
>Jacob, Jeffrey : Symphony no 1
>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]
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Notes & Reviews:

Composer and pianist Jeffrey Jacob depicts the experiences of struggle and pain, and of triumph and joy on his debut Navona Records release Darkness To light. Death and Transfiguration (Sym. No. 3), a contemporary version of Richard Strauss's tone poem, expresses the emotions of a dying man, who, fearing death, later finds in it exaltation. String Qrt No. 2 and Elegy portray turmoil and conflict, and their overcoming. Sym. No. 1 presents ideas about timelessness, taken from T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets. Mr. Jacob is currently Artist-in-Residence at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
There is a seriousness to the opening movement of Jeffrey Jacob's Death and Transfiguration that pervades every sound. The piano - the piece is a symphony concentrating on the instrument - rings like the chimes. The tenderness is a stark and necessary contrast, and it's this contrast that makes the tonal piano passages so beautiful. The finale builds from a rocky start to a soaring conclusion.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, Longon, England (03/11/2013); Futura Productions in Roslindale MA (03/11/2013); Philharmonic Hall in Prague, Czech Republic (03/11/2013); Reduta Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic (03/11/2013); Symphony Hall in Moscow, Russia (03/11/2013); Abbey Road Studios, Longon, England (06/2002); Futura Productions in Roslindale MA (06/2002); Philharmonic Hall in Prague, Czech Republic (06/2002); Reduta Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic (06/2002); Symphony Hall in Moscow, Russia (06/2002); Abbey Road Studios, Longon, England (07/1993); Futura Productions in Roslindale MA (07/1993); Philharmonic Hall in Prague, Czech Republic (07/1993); Reduta Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic (07/1993); Symphony Hall in Moscow, Russia (07/1993); Abbey Road Studios, Longon, England (08/1994); Futura Productions in Roslindale MA (08/1994); Philharmonic Hall in Prague, Czech Republic (08/1994); Reduta Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic (08/1994); Symphony Hall in Moscow, Russia (08/1994); Abbey Road Studios, Longon, England (09/2010); Futura Productions in Roslindale MA (09/2010); Philharmonic Hall in Prague, Czech Republic (09/2010); Reduta Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic (09/2010); Symphony Hall in Moscow, Russia (09/2010).



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>Jacob, Jeffrey : Death and Transfiguration, for piano & orchestra
  • Performer: Jeffrey Jacob (Piano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Spalding
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 20 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto

>Jacob, Jeffrey : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Ensemble: New England String Quartet
  • Running Time: 11 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jacob, Jeffrey : Elegy, for piano & orchestra
  • Conductor: Jon Mitchell
  • Ensemble: Hradec Kralové Philharmonicd
  • Running Time: 8 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jacob, Jeffrey : Adagietto Misterioso, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Joel Spiegelman
  • Ensemble: Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral

>Jacob, Jeffrey : Symphony no 1
  • Performer: Jeffrey Jacob (Piano)
  • Conductor: Toshiyuki Shimada
  • Ensemble: Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 17 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral

>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]
  • Period Time: Modern