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Glass - Rutter - Francaix: Harpsichord Concertos

Christopher D. Lewis, John McMurtery, West Side Chamber Orchestra, Kevin Mallon

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Suite Antique  
1
I. Prelude. Moderato con moto tranquillo
John Rutter; Christopher D. Lewis; John McMurtery; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
4:16
2
II. Ostinato. Vivace
John Rutter; Christopher D. Lewis; John McMurtery; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
1:42
3
III. Aria. Andante
John Rutter; Christopher D. Lewis; John McMurtery; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
3:33
4
IV. Waltz. A Jazz waltz
John Rutter; Christopher D. Lewis; John McMurtery; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
3:37
5
V. Chanson. Andante espressivo ma con moto
John Rutter; Christopher D. Lewis; John McMurtery; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
4:06
6
VI. Rondeau: Vivace
John Rutter; Christopher D. Lewis; John McMurtery; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
2:54
Harpsichord Concerto  
7
I. —
Philip Glass; Christopher D. Lewis; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
8:26
8
II. —
Philip Glass; Christopher D. Lewis; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
10:51
9
III. —
Philip Glass; Christopher D. Lewis; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
4:51
10
I. Toccata I
Jean Françaix; Christopher D. Lewis; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
2:39
11
II. Toccata II
Jean Françaix; Christopher D. Lewis; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
2:44
12
III. Andantino
Jean Françaix; Christopher D. Lewis; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
4:13
13
IV. Menuet
Jean Françaix; Christopher D. Lewis; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
5:42
14
V. Finale
Jean Françaix; Christopher D. Lewis; West Side Chamber Orchestra; Kevin Mallon
4:17
15
So Tango
Maurice Ohana; Christopher D. Lewis
3:20
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:11
"... (the Harpsichord Concerto) makes for an understated and appealing piece and one to which Lewis is as responsive as he is to the other works ... sensitively accompanied by the West Side Chamber Orchestra ... the sound ensures due definition between soloist and orchestra ..."
- Gramophone

"What a great disc this is: easy on the ear, but clever and consistently interesting. The tunes are captivating ... the performance is also terrific ... one of those discs you might overlook, but you’d be missing a real treat. I’ve already played it several times just for pleasure, and so will you."
- ClassicsToday.com

This rich and varied programme from the West Side Chamber Orchestra, conductor Kevin Mallon and harpsichordist Christopher D. Lewis brings together works from three composers who build on the magnificent harpsichord concerto legacy of J.S. Bach. John Rutter’s beautiful Suite Antique is full of rich and haunting themes with a significant solo flute part played by John McMurtery. Philip Glass delivers an exciting experience of virtuoso instrumental blending and solo expressiveness on his Harpsichord Concerto, while Jean Françaix’s piece is terrific fun throughout. The album is rounded out with a piece by Maurice Ohana.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, 10–12 September 2012
Producers: Norbert Kraft & Bonnie Silver
Engineers: Norbert Kraft, Jeanne Velonis
Session Production & Editing: Norbert Kraft
Publishers: Oxford University Press (tracks 1–6); Dunvagen/Schirmer (7–9); Schott Music International (10–14) • French style harpsichord by D. Jacques Way, 1994
Booklet notes: Graham Wade
Cover photo by Drew Kelly of a reproduction of a 17th-century Flemish harpsichord

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