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English Recorder Concertos by Gordon Jacob, Malcolm Arnold, Richard Harvey / Michala Petri, recorder

> Concerto Incantanto - I. Sortilegio (Sorcery)
> Concerto Incantanto - II. Natura Morta (Still Life)
> Concerto Incantanto - III. Danza Spiriti (Dance of the Spirits)
> Concerto Incantanto - IV. Canzone Sacra (Sacred Song)
> Concerto Incantanto - V. Incantesimi (The Spells)
> Recorder Concerto, Op. 133 - I. Allegro
> Recorder Concerto, Op. 133 - II. Lento
> Recorder Concerto, Op. 133 - III. Vivace
> Suite for Alto Recorder and Strings - I. Prelude: Adagio ma poco con moto
> Suite for Alto Recorder and Strings - II. English Dance: Allegro molto
> Suite for Alto Recorder and Strings - III. Lament: Adagio
> Suite for Alto Recorder and Strings - IV. Burlesca alla Rumba: Allegro giocoso
> Suite for Alto Recorder and Strings - V. Pavane: Lento
> Suite for Alto Recorder and Strings - VI. Introduction and Cadenza: Andante sostenuto
> Suite for Alto Recorder and Strings - VII. Tarantella: Presto con fuoco

Album Summary

>Harvey, Richard : Concerto Incantato, for recorder & orchestra
>Arnold, Malcolm : Recorder Concerto, for recorder & chamber orchestra, Op. 133
>Jacob, Gordon : Suite for treble recorder & string orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The recorder has always been part of Western music for more than seven hundred years, during which time it has enjoyed a particularly special relationship with the composers and musicians of England. The music here showcases three generations of English composers who have all made significant contributions to the repertoire in the process: Gordon Jacob, Sir Malcolm Arnold, and the youngest, recorder-player composer Richard Harvey. The result? Pure musical enchantment! Jacob's delightful Suite has been a mainstay for recorder players (and an audience favourite) since its premiere, while Arnold's rarely performed concerto makes a most welcome return to the catalogue, a late masterwork truly deserving of a wider audience. The program is capped off by Harvey's magical Concerto Incantato, composed especially for Michala Petri, a true concert piece for the "Harry Potter" generation. "The highlight of the evening came...with the world premiere of Richard Harvey's Concerto Incantato...Harvey's work brings together a broad range of musical influences...oozing walls of warm, string harmony and a distinct story-telling quality - a highly consumable work commandingly performed." Mark Tjhung, Time Out Hong Kong

Fanfare Magazine
I have to confess it: I've loved every Michala Petri CD that has come my way, and it is too late to turn back now. She offers proof - if proof were needed - that the recorder transcends its schoolhouse associations by producing sounds that are both uncommonly plangent and sweet. Her many fans might be reluctant to duplicate the Arnold and Jacob works, but Harvey's concerto is a most enjoyable discovery, and so there's really nothing to do but to go out and purchase this CD as well!

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hong Kong Cultural Centre (05/24/2011-05/29/2011).



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Works Details

>Harvey, Richard : Concerto Incantato, for recorder & orchestra
  • Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Jean Thorel
  • Ensemble: City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
  • Notes: Hong Kong Cultural Centre (05/24/2011-05/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2009

>Arnold, Malcolm : Recorder Concerto, for recorder & chamber orchestra, Op. 133
  • Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Jean Thorel
  • Notes: Hong Kong Cultural Centre (05/24/2011-05/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1988

>Jacob, Gordon : Suite for treble recorder & string orchestra
  • Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Jean Thorel
  • Notes: Hong Kong Cultural Centre (05/24/2011-05/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern