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The Deeper the Blue...

Janet Sung, Britten Sinfonia, Jac van Steen, Simon Callaghan

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Concerto accademico in D Minor  
1
I. Allegro pesante
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Janet Sung; Britten Sinfonia; Jac van Steen
5:44
2
II. Adagio
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Janet Sung; Britten Sinfonia; Jac van Steen
6:46
3
III. Presto
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Janet Sung; Britten Sinfonia; Jac van Steen
4:28
4
Inscription-Transformation
Kenneth Hesketh; Janet Sung; Britten Sinfonia; Jac van Steen
14:07
Au gré des ondes (Arr. K. Hesketh)  
5
I. Prélude en berceuse (À Claude Pascal)
Henri Dutilleux; Britten Sinfonia; Jac van Steen
3:07
6
II. Claquettes (À Jacqueline Bonneau)
Henri Dutilleux; Britten Sinfonia; Jac van Steen
1:18
7
III. Improvisation (À Pierre Sancan)
Henri Dutilleux; Britten Sinfonia; Jac van Steen
1:58
8
IV. Mouvement perpétuel (À Leon Kartun)
Henri Dutilleux; Britten Sinfonia; Jac van Steen
2:18
9
V. Hommage à Bach (À Claude Arrieu)
Henri Dutilleux; Britten Sinfonia; Jac van Steen
3:36
10
VI. Étude (À Geneviève Joy)
Henri Dutilleux; Britten Sinfonia; Jac van Steen
1:32
11
Tzigane, M. 76 (Version for Violin & Orchestra)
Maurice Ravel; Janet Sung; Britten Sinfonia; Jac van Steen
10:17
Violin Sonata No. 2, M. 77  
12
I. Allegretto
Maurice Ravel; Janet Sung; Simon Callaghan
8:00
13
II. Blues. Moderato
Maurice Ravel; Janet Sung; Simon Callaghan
5:05
14
III. Perpetuum mobile. Allegro
Maurice Ravel; Janet Sung; Simon Callaghan
3:59
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    72:15
SOMM Recordings’ The Deeper the Blue offers an intriguing exploration of colour and timbre in music and a revealing investigation of the connections between four very different composers over a near-100-year period.

Taking its title from painter Wassily Kandinsky’s assertion that a deepening colour ultimately “turns into silent stillness and becomes white”, the recording illuminates the intimate relationship between student and teacher: Vaughan Williams and Maurice Ravel, Kenneth Hesketh with Henri Dutilleux and the influence on Dutilleux of Ravel.

Hailed by The Washington Post for her “riveting” playing and “exquisite tone”, virtuoso violinist Janet Sung and the Britten Sinfonia – one of the UK’s “most flexible chamber orchestras” (Evening Standard) – make their SOMM debuts alongside long-time label artists, conductor Jac van Steen and pianist Simon Callaghan, the latter partnering Sung in Ravel’s jazz- and Blues-accented "Sonata for Violin and Piano." The last chamber music Ravel composed, it is a colouristic extravaganza brimfull with joy and irrepressible energy.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – SOMM Recordings Studio Masters

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