℗ 2022 Metier
Released October 14, 2022
Duration 1h 21m 48s
Catalogue No. MSV28612
Genre Classical (Contemporary Era)
 

Edward Cowie: Streams and Particles

Various Artists

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Particle Partita  
1.1
I. The Democritus Question
Edward Cowie; Peter Sheppard Skærved; Mihailo Trandafilovski
2:37
1.2
II. Mendeleev's Table
Edward Cowie; Peter Sheppard Skærved; Mihailo Trandafilovski
3:13
1.3
III. Bequerel's Radioactivity
Edward Cowie; Peter Sheppard Skærved; Mihailo Trandafilovski
2:16
1.4
IV. Rutherford's Nucleus and Thompson's Electron
Edward Cowie; Peter Sheppard Skærved; Mihailo Trandafilovski
2:13
1.5
V. Positron to Muon
Edward Cowie; Peter Sheppard Skærved; Mihailo Trandafilovski
1:52
1.6
VI. Meson to Lepton
Edward Cowie; Peter Sheppard Skærved; Mihailo Trandafilovski
2:29
1.7
VII. November Revolution
Edward Cowie; Peter Sheppard Skærved; Mihailo Trandafilovski
3:42
1.8
VIII. Higgs Boson and Beyond...
Edward Cowie; Peter Sheppard Skærved; Mihailo Trandafilovski
4:55
Basho Meditations  
1.9
No. 1, —
Edward Cowie; Miyabi Duo; Saki Kato; Hugh Millington
1:05
1.10
No. 2, —
Edward Cowie; Miyabi Duo; Saki Kato; Hugh Millington
1:01
1.11
No. 3, —
Edward Cowie; Miyabi Duo; Saki Kato; Hugh Millington
1:36
1.12
No. 4, —
Edward Cowie; Miyabi Duo; Saki Kato; Hugh Millington
1:09
1.13
No. 5, —
Edward Cowie; Miyabi Duo; Saki Kato; Hugh Millington
1:01
1.14
No. 6, —
Edward Cowie; Miyabi Duo; Saki Kato; Hugh Millington
1:22
1.15
No. 7, —
Edward Cowie; Miyabi Duo; Saki Kato; Hugh Millington
0:44
1.16
No. 8, —
Edward Cowie; Miyabi Duo; Saki Kato; Hugh Millington
2:31
Stream and Variations  
1.17
Theme
Edward Cowie; Saki Kato
1:35
1.18
Var. 1. The 1st Pool
Edward Cowie; Saki Kato
0:27
1.19
Var. 2. The 1st Run
Edward Cowie; Saki Kato
1:44
1.20
Var. 3. The 2nd Pool
Edward Cowie; Saki Kato
1:20
1.21
Var. 4. The 2nd Run
Edward Cowie; Saki Kato
1:38
1.22
Var. 5. The 3rd Pool
Edward Cowie; Saki Kato
2:38
1.23
Var. 6. The 3rd Run
Edward Cowie; Saki Kato
4:25
1.24
Var. 7. The 4th Pool
Edward Cowie; Saki Kato
3:04
1.25
Var. 8. The 4th Run
Edward Cowie; Saki Kato
5:54
Kandinsky for Four Guitars  
1.26
I. Points
Edward Cowie; Spectrum Guitar Quartet
3:38
1.27
II. Lines
Edward Cowie; Spectrum Guitar Quartet
4:54
1.28
III. Planes
Edward Cowie; Spectrum Guitar Quartet
5:16
Kandinsky's Oboe  
1.29
I. Points
Edward Cowie; Christopher Redgate
2:06
1.30
II. Lines
Edward Cowie; Christopher Redgate
4:25
1.31
III. Planes
Edward Cowie; Christopher Redgate
4:58
Digital Booklet
Edward Cowie is considered by many to be the greatest living composer directly inspired by the Natural World. His post-impressionist works, from the gigantic orchestral Leviathan (his first Proms commission) to his cycles of Bird Portraits and other chamber and instrumental pieces are drawing gasps of admiration from critics and audiences alike. This album focuses on Nature in the smallest sense - the subatomic building blocks of the Universe, and the conceptual realisation of mathematical structures in art by the great symbolic abstract artist Kandinsky. Three works for guitar(s) - solo, duo and quartet - are bookended by a violin duo and an oboe solo in a collection which once again demonstrates Cowie’s genius and his place as one of today’s most inspired and inventive composers – a place which is being confirmed by critics more and more with each new album. The performers are all leaders in their fields: Skærved and Trandafilovski are the two violinists with the Kreutzer Quartet as well as having varied successful careers as soloists, composers/arrangers and educators – with many Metier and Athene recordings to their names. Christopher Redgate is recognised as one of the world’s foremost oboists specializing in new music (and the inventor of the Howarth-Redgate oboe) while Saki Kato and Hugh Millington are creating a fine reputation for their championing of contemporary guitar music. They are also recording music by Trandafilovsky for a new Métier release in November. Overall this recording reinforces the brilliance of Cowie’s writing and shows his ability to create fine works for instruments he was not previously familiar with!
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Metier Studio Masters

Tracks 29-31 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 48 kHz / 24-bit
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-6.18
-14.25 to -2.10
-27.46
-32.74 to -19.39
-22.84
-28.90 to -14.30
13
7 to 18
1
I. The Democritus Question
-4.34-29.48-23.816
2
II. Mendeleev's Table
-4.11-27.68-22.015
3
III. Bequerel's Radioactivity
-3.91-24.97-20.113
4
IV. Rutherford's Nucleus and Thompson's Electron
-3.11-24.39-20.115
5
V. Positron to Muon
-2.10-24.95-20.515
6
VI. Meson to Lepton
-3.08-22.82-18.814
7
VII. November Revolution
-3.27-24.41-19.613
8
VIII. Higgs Boson and Beyond...
-5.54-30.11-23.616
9
No. 1, —
-5.98-30.88-25.512
10
No. 2, —
-5.44-29.20-25.810
11
No. 3, —
-10.95-30.95-26.712
12
No. 4, —
-4.25-32.74-26.418
13
No. 5, —
-5.10-24.56-19.711
14
No. 6, —
-7.04-32.14-27.116
15
No. 7, —
-10.95-31.58-24.511
16
No. 8, —
-6.62-28.70-24.813
17
Theme
-6.53-28.68-24.514
18
Var. 1. The 1st Pool
-14.25-32.69-28.911
19
Var. 2. The 1st Run
-7.13-25.81-22.010
20
Var. 3. The 2nd Pool
-10.09-30.30-25.612
21
Var. 4. The 2nd Run
-5.46-25.95-22.112
22
Var. 5. The 3rd Pool
-8.19-27.54-23.412
23
Var. 6. The 3rd Run
-6.97-28.72-24.914
24
Var. 7. The 4th Pool
-6.50-29.32-25.014
25
Var. 8. The 4th Run
-3.58-27.72-23.715
26
I. Points
-6.54-29.56-25.714
27
II. Lines
-7.45-25.87-22.311
28
III. Planes
-6.24-25.03-21.711
29
I. Points
-6.05-24.13-18.611
30
II. Lines
-5.42-19.39-14.37
31
III. Planes
-5.50-21.08-16.210

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