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Elena Langer (b.1974): Landscape with Three People; Ariadne; John Donne Song / Anna Dennis, soprano; William Towers, countertenor; Nicholas Daniel, oboe

Album Summary

>Langer, Elena : Landscape with Three People, for soprano, countertenor, oboe, violin, cello & harpsichord
>Langer, Elena : Snow, for violin & piano
>Langer, Elena : The Storm Cloud (Tucha), for soprano & piano
>Langer, Elena : Cat Songs (2), for soprano, cello & piano
>Langer, Elena : Ariadne, for soprano, oboe & string trio
>Langer, Elena : Stay O Sweet, for soprano, oboe, string trio & harpsichord
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This program features a selection of chamber works by Elena Langer, notable for their playful counterpoint and delicate textures: Landscape with Three People, Ariadne, John Donne Song. The Russian born, London-based composer delights in exploring the endless sound worlds of voices and instruments, all ably captured by soprano Anna Dennis, countertenor William Towers and oboist Nicholas Daniel.

BBC Music Magazine, April 2016
This is the first disc solely dedicated to the music of Elena Langer and it offers and exquisitely performed showcase of her vocal-chamber works... here the human voice is also centre-stage in music of crystalline, bright purity... the refined voices of Anna Dennis and William Towers intertwine with moving lyricism... Dennis inhabits every corner of the lamenting, lovesick Ariadne in her thorny, freewheeling monologue.

CD Review, 05/03/2016
[Langer] is a natural dramatist to her fingertips; everything she touches it just tingles with storytelling ... it's got a lovely texture because of those baroque resources ... I feel the spirit of Britten is there... I really love the quality of the voices here, it's beautifully performed.

The Guardian, January 2016
[Landscape with Three People] nimble and light, sensual without forcing the point, folksy but not quite fey; whimsical, in the deconstructed manner of Berio or Nono. The two voices lilt together [and]... the performance is excellent - especially from Dennis, whose voice is beautifully grainy but still laced with metal. The album also contains older Langer songs including the haunting Russian lament Tucha and a feverish 17-minute monologue called Ariadne.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK (11/03/2014-11/05/2014).



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>Langer, Elena : Landscape with Three People, for soprano, countertenor, oboe, violin, cello & harpsichord
  • Performers: Kristina Blaumane (Cello); Nicholas Daniel (Oboe); Anna Dennis; Robert Howarth (Harpsichord); Roman Mints (Violin); William Towers (Countertenor)
  • Notes: The Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK (11/03/2014-11/05/2014)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Langer, Elena : Snow, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Katya Apekisheva (Piano); Roman Mints (Violin)
  • Notes: The Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK (11/03/2014-11/05/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Langer, Elena : The Storm Cloud (Tucha), for soprano & piano
  • Performers: Katya Apekisheva (Piano); Anna Dennis
  • Notes: The Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK (11/03/2014-11/05/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Langer, Elena : Cat Songs (2), for soprano, cello & piano
  • Performers: Katya Apekisheva (Piano); Kristina Blaumane (Cello); Anna Dennis
  • Notes: The Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK (11/03/2014-11/05/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Langer, Elena : Ariadne, for soprano, oboe & string trio
  • Performers: Kristina Blaumane (Cello); Nicholas Daniel (Oboe); Anna Dennis; Roman Mints (Violin)
  • Notes: The Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK (11/03/2014-11/05/2014)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Langer, Elena : Stay O Sweet, for soprano, oboe, string trio & harpsichord
  • Performers: Kristina Blaumane (Cello); Nicholas Daniel (Oboe); Anna Dennis; Robert Howarth (Harpsichord); Roman Mints (Violin)
  • Notes: The Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK (11/03/2014-11/05/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013