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Michael Jarrell - Orchestral Works

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2482 SACD
Release date2021-03-05
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time58:50

The music of Michael Jarrell has been said to “examine states of dream and unreality, searching for a moment of truth” – a truth which is often found in the lowest sonorities and slowest tempi, a place where time stands still. His works are often interrelated, not only by a certain sensitivity or a distinctive tone, but also by the recurrence of particular features that he reworks in different contexts. The present disc combines two recent concertos, each of them performed by its dedicatee. In July 2019, three years after they gave the first performance of Émergences-Résurgences, Tabea Zimmermann rejoined l’Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and Pascal Rophé in order to record the work. In the liner notes Jarrell describes his method in the concerto in visual terms: ‘Curves, colours, chiaroscuro or strong lines; I tried to integrate a pictorial dimension into the scheme of this piece…’

Jarrell’s fourth violin concerto, 4 Eindrücke, is even more recent, and was first performed in 2019 in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall by Renaud Capuçon and Pascal Rophé conducting. As suggested by its title, the work is in four contrasting movements, of which the second stands out in that the soloist plays only pizzicato throughout. Framed by the two concertos is an orchestral work from 2009 which takes its title from Lucretius: ‘the sky, recently so clear, suddenly becomes horribly murky’. Although the work lacks a programme as such, the title paints in words the abrupt contrast between what the composer describes as ‘great expressive violence’ and an atmosphere that is ‘gentle, calm and full of inwardness’.
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$ 14.10
Extra material for download
  Composer: Jarrell, Michael
  Émergences-Résurgences, concerto pour alto et orchestre 21:08
01 I. 06:20 $ 1.52 USD
02 II. 06:40 $ 1.60 USD
03 III. 04:40 $ 1.12 USD
04 IV. 03:28 $ 0.83 USD
05 …Le ciel, tout à l’heure encore si limpide, soudain se
trouble horriblement…
17:09 $ 4.12 USD
  4 Eindrücke, concerto pour violon et orchestre 20:28
06 I. 06:35 $ 1.58 USD
07 II. 03:05 $ 0.74 USD
08 III. 06:00 $ 1.44 USD
09 IV. 04:48 $ 1.15 USD
  Album total 58:50
ComposerJarrell, Michael
ViolaZimmermann, Tabea
OrchestraOrchestre National des Pays de la Loire
ConductorRophe, Pascal
ViolinCapuçon, Renaud

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