Title - 'Dance / Cello Concerto'
Artist - Inbal Segev / London Philharmonic Orchestra
This formidable release features Inbal Segev performing Elgars emotive Cello Concerto coupled with Dance, an inspiring new work by Grammy-nominated English composer Anna Clyne that was commissioned by Inbal.
Dance / Cello Concerto, released this past June 5th, 2020 via AVIE Records, also features Marin Alsop conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
It was actually Marin who introduced Inbal to Anna, sparking a special synergy between the three women and whilst Anna was composing Dance, a five-movement concerto inspired by the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, further connections organically ensued.
Anna Clyne (b. 1980)
1. I. when you’re broken up (4:43)
2. II. if you’ve torn the bandage off (4:07)
3. III. in the middle of the fighting (4:18)
4. IV. in your blood (5:30)
5. V. when you’re perfectly free (6:13)
Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
6. I. Adagio – Moderato (7:50)
7. II. Lento – Allegro molto (4:32)
8. III. Adagio (4:45)
9. IV. Allegro – Moderato – Allegro, ma non-troppo – Poco più lento – Adagio (11:56)
Opening with Clyne's 5-part Dance, 'when you’re broken up' is a poignantly heart-rendering piece, which is backed by the sterner, more proficiently determined 'if you’ve torn the bandage off,' and then an effortless calm at the center of any storm fully resides in the organic 'in the middle of the fighting.'
That feeling permutates into 'in your blood,' which itself then bleeds into the vibrantly energetic, sharp tones and deliberate movements of 'when you’re perfectly free.'
The second piece is Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, and opens with the ornate magnificence of 'Adagio – Moderato,' before adding moments of upbeat dips and swirls within 'Lento – Allegro molto.'
A truly beautiful, quiet, and utterly pleasing 'Adagio' follows those moments perfectly, before the work rounds out with the near-12 minute long, breathtakingly lavish 'Allegro – Moderato – Allegro, ma non-troppo – Poco più lento – Adagio.'
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