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Michael Csanyi-Wills (b.1975): Songs with Orchestra - Three Songs: Budapest, 1944; Six A.E. Housman Songs / Ilona Domnich, soprano; Jacques Imbrailo, baritone

Album Summary

>Csáanyi-Wills, Michael : Three Songs
>Csáanyi-Wills, Michael : A.E. Housman Songs (6), for tenor, baritone, horn & orchestra
>Csáanyi-Wills, Michael : Elegy for Our Time, for soprano & orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

These orchestral songs by the English composer Michael Csanyi-Wills - best known for his film music - all deal with the subject of loss. In Three Sogns: Budapest, 1944 Csanyi-Wills uses documentation from his own family history to shadow the fat of Hungary's Jews under the Nazis. One of them, "The Last Letter", sets a text written by his great-grandmother before she disappeared. Mortality is an omnipresent theme in A.E. Houseman's Shropshire Lad poems: Csanyi-Wills sets six songs, three for baritone and three for tenor. Elegy for Our Time sets an anguished lament by Jessica d'Este, sparked by death of her granddaughter in a car crash. Csanyi-Wills responds to the stimulus of these dark texts with music that is hauntingly lyrical and elegiac.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St Augustine's Church, Highbury, London (08/04/2015-08/05/2015).



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Works Details

>Csáanyi-Wills, Michael : Three Songs :: Budapest, 1944, for soprano & orchestra
  • Performer: Ilona Domnich
  • Conductor: Mark Eager
  • Ensemble: Londamis Ensemble
  • Notes: St Augustine's Church, Highbury, London (08/04/2015-08/05/2015)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Csáanyi-Wills, Michael : A.E. Housman Songs (6), for tenor, baritone, horn & orchestra
  • Performer: Jacques Imbrailo (Bass)
  • Conductor: Mark Eager
  • Ensemble: Londamis Ensemble
  • Notes: St Augustine's Church, Highbury, London (08/04/2015-08/05/2015)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Csáanyi-Wills, Michael : Elegy for Our Time, for soprano & orchestra
  • Performer: Ilona Domnich
  • Conductor: Mark Eager
  • Ensemble: Londamis Ensemble
  • Notes: St Augustine's Church, Highbury, London (08/04/2015-08/05/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2015