Monday, March 25, 2013

From the exceptional violinist of VIVALDI:RECOMPOSED by Max Richter, comes a new solo album: SPHERES (2013)


Daniel Hope (Artist), Jacques Ammon (Performer), Chie Peters (Performer), Juan Lucas Aisemberg (Performer), Christiane Starke (Performer), Jochen Carls (Performer), Ludovico Einaudi (Composer), Johann Paul von Westhoff (Composer), Philip Glass (Composer), Gabriel Faure (Composer), Arvo Part (Composer), Max Richter (Composer), Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer), Michael Nyman (Composer), Simon Halsey (Conductor), Members of Rundfunkc (Orchestra), Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin (Orchestra) | Format: Audio CD

Performer: Jacques Ammon, Chie Peters, Juan Lucas Aisemberg, Christiane Starke, Jochen Carls
Orchestra: Members of Rundfunkc, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Composer: Ludovico Einaudi, Johann Paul von Westhoff, Philip Glass, Gabriel Faure, Arvo Part, et al.
Audio CD (March 19, 2013)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
What's the CD about: Award-winning violinist Daniel Hope presents an eclectic and accessible mix of neo-Baroque, minimalist and soundtrack favourites, including works and arrangements by contemporary masters like Ludovico Einaudi, Arvo Part, Karl Jenkins, Max Richter, Gabriel Prokofiev, Alex Baranowski and many more. Spheres features a curated collection of repertoire celebrating the idea, first brought forward by Pythagoras, that planetary movement creates its own kind of music, bringing beauty, harmony and simplicity to our complex solar system. This idea has fascinated philosophers, musicians, and mathematicians for centuries.

Music of reflection, contemplation and relaxation.

Featured as main soloist on Max Richters acclaimed Vivaldi Recomposed, Hope is known for an effortless classical sound and intriguing approach to repertoire.Extensive USA and European tour activity in 2013, including a three-week residency at Savannah Music Festival (March), please see B2B for details. Daniel is collaborating in 2013 with Einaudi, and joint dates are in the planning stage.
Daniel Hope's bio:Daniel Hope was born in Durban in 1974. When he was six months old, his father, the distinguished novelist, poet and anti-apartheid activist Christopher Hope, was finally granted an exit visa. The family went first to Paris, then to London, where Daniel’s mother Eleanor was engaged by Yehudi Menuhin to be his secretary, later becoming the celebrated violinist and conductor’s long-time manager. In 1978 Hope began to study the violin in London with Sheila Nelson. Six years later he commenced his studies at the Royal College of Music with Itzhak Rashkovsky, Felix Andrievsky and Grigory Zhislin and appeared on British television. In 1985 he was invited by Menuhin to perform the Bartók Duos for German television, which began a long association between the two violinists that included over 60 concerts. From 1992–1998 he was a pupil of Zakhar Bron at London’s Royal Academy of Music, from which he graduated. Daniel Hope has appeared all over the globe with the world’s most renowned orchestras and conductors and has won numerous prizes for his recordings such as five Echo Awards, the Classical Brit Award, Deutscher Schallplattenpreis andfive Grammy® nominations.

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