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Christopher Gunning: Violin Concerto/Cello Concerto/Birdflight (Album) [CD] (2020)
Christopher Gunning: Violin Concerto/Cello Concerto/Birdflight (Album) [CD] (2020)
  • Christopher Gunning: Violin Concerto/Cello Concerto/Birdflight (Album) [CD] (2020)

Christopher Gunning: Violin Concerto/Cello Concerto/Birdflight (Album) [CD] (2020)

Format:
CD
Publisher:
Harmonia Mundi
Genre:
Western
Number of Items:
1 disc(s)
Media Format:
CD
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Not composed until 2011, Gunning's 'Violin Concerto' was composed after inspiration whilst the composer was out hiking in Wales. The violin is supposed to represent ducking and weaving, rather like the insects and animals found in the Welsh hills and valleys. The 'Cello Concerto' is quite different. Although composed hard on the heels of the 'Violin Concerto', it is generally darker though equally expressive. The third piece, 'Birdflight', is for the orchestra alone; a kind of tone poem. At the opening and close there is some quiet night music with spacious strings. The birds take flight but encounter a problem; a hawk is on their tail. The birds manage to hide and there is a pause. Then, when danger has passed, they take off and once again enjoy the sheer pleasure of flying.
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Christopher Gunning
Format
CD
Publisher
Harmonia Mundi
Genre
Western
Publication Date
19 Jun 2020
Catalogue No
SIGCD621
Edition
Album
Composer
Christopher Gunning
Violin
Harriet Mackenzie
Cello
Richard Harwood
Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor
Christopher Gunning
Duration
74.50
Number of Items
1 disc(s)
Media Format
CD
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Composer: Christopher Gunning
Violin: Harriet Mackenzie
Cello: Richard Harwood
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Christopher Gunning

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