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English Recorder Concertos: Richard Harvey - Sir Malcolm Arnold - Gordon Jacob

Michala Petri, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Jean Thorel

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Concerto Incantato  
1
I. Sortilegio (Sorcery)
Richard Harvey; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
5:38
2
II. Natura Morta (Still Life)
Richard Harvey; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
5:15
3
III. Danza Spiriti (Dance of the Spirits)
Richard Harvey; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
4:16
4
IV. Canzone Sacra (Sacred Song)
Richard Harvey; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
5:44
5
V. Incantesimi (The Spells)
Richard Harvey; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
7:36
Recorder Concerto, Op. 133  
6
I. Allegro
Malcolm Arnold; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
3:53
7
II. Lento
Malcolm Arnold; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
4:53
8
III. Vivace
Malcolm Arnold; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
3:09
Suite for Recorder and Strings  
9
I. Prelude. Adagio ma poco con moto
Gordon Jacob; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
2:27
10
II. English Dance. Allegro molto
Gordon Jacob; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
1:11
11
III. Lament. Adagio
Gordon Jacob; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
3:59
12
IV. Burlesca alla Rumba. Allegro giocoso
Gordon Jacob; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
2:38
13
V. Pavane. Lento
Gordon Jacob; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
2:51
14
VI. Introduction and Cadenza. Andante sostenuto
Gordon Jacob; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
3:21
15
VII. Tarantella. Presto con fuoco
Gordon Jacob; Michala Petri; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel
2:15
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    59:06
"... it’s good to see the release of this recording ... conducted by Jean Thorel, the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong is superlative throughout ... (Petri) is completely at home in this repertoire."
- The WholeNote

"... one of the best CDs of recorder music that I have ever heard ... (Petri) has given a superb performance ... the City Chamber Orchestra has contributed a sympathetic accompaniment ... an enjoyable CD that is well played and features a diverse programme ... essential listening for enthusiasts of recorder music ... sound quality is excellent ... I will turn to this recording to enjoy (Jacob’s Suite) on many occasions."
- MusicWeb International

"What a lovely disc this is! ... the recorders are accompanied by a delicate orchestra ... as the movement titles suggest, this is elfin, magical music ... 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 ... Harvey’s concerto is a most enjoyable discovery ..."
- Fanfare

The recorder has been part of Western music for more than 700 years, during which time it has enjoyed a particularly special relationship with the composers and musicians of England. On this album, recorder virtuoso Michala Petri showcases three generations of English composers who have embraced the instrument, making significant contributions to the repertoire in the process. The programme includes the world premiere of Richard Harvey’s Concerto Incantato and the only available recording of Malcolm Arnold’s Recorder Concerto. Petri is backed wonderfully by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong under Jean Thorel.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – OUR Recordings Studio Masters

Recorded May 24 - 29, 2011 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Recorded by Timbre Music www.timbremusic.dk
Recording producer: Preben Iwan
Sound engineering: Preben Iwan
Executive producer: Lars Hannibal

Booklet notes: Joshua Cheek and Ian Shircore
Photos: Gail Johnson (Stonehenge), Tom Barnard (Michala Petri), Steeve Roche (Landscape in Peak District), David McIntyre/Black Star
Artwork and cover design: Charlotte E. Z. Bruun Petersen

Recorded with generous support from Augustinus Fonden, Fireworks Music Ltd. and SML Studios LLP
CCOHK is financially supported by the ADC

Recorded in the DXD audio format (Digital eXtreme Definition), 352.8 kHz / 24-bit
Microphones:
- DPA 4006TL
- DPA 4011TL
- Neumann U89
- Sennheiser MKH40
Converters and preamps: DAD AX24
DAW system: Pyramix with Smart AV Tango controller
Monitoring: B&W 800 Diamond speakers

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