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Michael Jarrell - Orchestral Works

Composer Michael Jarrell
Performer Ilya Gringolts
Florent Jodelet
Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
Pascal Rophé, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2672 SACD
EAN 7318599926728
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Dec 2023
Total time 54'16

Concertante and orchestral works by Michael Jarrell
Upcoming release - available starting 8th December 2023
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 three orchestral works composed over a period of almost a quarter of a century. In Paysages avec figures absentes, played here by solo violinist Ilya Gringolts, the composer wished to find a new approach to writing for violin within an ensemble. Premièred a few months before this recording by the Orchestre des Pays de la Loire and Pascal Rophé, the Sechs Augeblicke for orchestra suggest a concentration or implosion of sound matter within musical fragments, as a sort of reference to Schubert. Finally, the guiding idea of Un long fracas somptueux de rapide céleste with solo percussionist Florent Jodelet is a short, powerful ‘initial explosion’ that recurs, like a punctuation mark, throughout the piece, more or less regularly, in different forms.
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  Michael Jarrell
01 Paysages avec figures absentes - Nachlese IV 18'20
  Sechs Augenblicke 18'38
02 I. 5'07
03 II. 4'39
04 III. 1'44
05 IV. 1'22
06 V. 2'35
07 VI. 3'11
08 ...un long fracas somptueux de rapide céleste... 17'15
  Album total 54'16
ComposerJarrell, Michael
ViolinGringolts, Ilya
OrchestraOrchestre National des Pays de la Loire
ConductorPascal Rophé
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