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Garth Knox, Agnès Vesterman, Sylvain Lemêtre

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Black is the Colour of my True Love's Hair / Leaving Brittany  
Black Brittany (arr. for Viola D'amore and Cello)
Traditional; Johnny Cunningham; Garth Knox; Agnès Vesterman
Music for a While (arr. for Viola D'amore and violoncello)
Henry Purcell; Garth Knox; Agnès Vesterman
Concerto for viola d’amore in D Minor, RV 393  
I. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi; Garth Knox; Agnès Vesterman
II. Largo
Antonio Vivaldi; Garth Knox; Agnès Vesterman
III. Presto
Antonio Vivaldi; Garth Knox; Agnès Vesterman
Fuga libre
Garth Knox; Garth Knox
Ave, generosa - Tels rit au ma[t]in qui au soir pleure (arr. for Fiddle and Percussion)
Hildegard von Bingen; Guillaume de Machaut; Garth Knox; Sylvain Lemêtre
Vent Nocturne  
I. Sombres miroirs (Dark Mirrors)
Kaija Saariaho; Garth Knox; Sylvain Lemêtre
Flow My Tears (arr. for Viola D'amore and Cello)
John Dowland; Garth Knox; Agnès Vesterman
II. Soupirs de l'obscur (Breaths of the Obscure)
Kaija Saariaho; Garth Knox; Sylvain Lemêtre
Three Dances  
Saltarello I - Ghaetta - Saltarello II (arr. for Fiddle and Percussion)
Traditional; Garth Knox; Sylvain Lemêtre
Pipe, Harp And Fiddle (arr. for Fiddle and Percussion)
Traditional; Garth Knox; Sylvain Lemêtre
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    60:00
Viola player Garth Knox couples works stretching from the 12th century to the present day and demonstrates how fragile, even arbitrary, is the line drawn between art and folk music and between old music and new sounds. Knox, joined by violoncellist Agnès Vesterman and percussionist Sylvain Lemêtre, presents his own works alongside music by Hildegard von Bingen, juxtaposing the exquisite Renaissance sounds of John Dowland against pieces by Kaija Saariaho that make subtle use of electronics. Knox also sets arrangements of traditional melodies and anonymous dance movements against Vivaldi’s D-Minor Viola d’amore Concerto: a sensuous survey of a thousand years of musical events.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM New Series Studio Masters

Recorded December 2009, Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano Tonmeister: Stephan Schellmann Cover Photo: Jean-Guy Lathuilière Liner Photos: Dániel Vass Design: Sascha Kleis Produced by Manfred Eicher

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