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TRAJECTORIES - music by David Gorton
KREUTZER QUARTET; NEIL HEYDE (cello)
PETER SHEPPARD SKÆRVED (violin), RODERICK CHADWICK (piano)

David Gorton is a very highly respected British composer whose music is firmly modernist - very difficult to play, but which is also very approachable and accessible. Here Neil Heyde provides a stunning performance of the Cello Sonata and a second version, given a very different interpretation in a live recital. We have the two tiny but intense Caprices for solo violin, a fine work for Piano Trio and the String Quartet Trajectories, a modern model for that genre. All are first recordings, produced and supervised by the composer. All at mid-price.

CD DURATION:  66:24  

AUDIO SAMPLE: QCaprice no. 1  




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tracks:
Sonata for Solo Cello
Neil Heyde
String Quartet: Trajectories
Kreutzer Quartet
Melting Forms
Roderick Chadwick (piano), Peter Sheppard
Skærved (violin), Neil Heyde (cello)

Caprices nos 1 and 2
Peter Sheppard Skærved (violin)
Sonata for Solo Cello (2nd, live, version)
Neil Heyde

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“After hearing this beautiful CD, I am keen to discover much more of Gorton's music... it seems to me lyrical without being soft, complex without being threatening, cool without being cold. It is intricately crafted, but it wears its intelligence lightly.” – Tim Rutherford-Johnson (Musical Pointers)
“One can only marvel at the dedication and precision of the musicians. Both violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved and cellist Neil Heyde... are virtuosos of the first rank.” – Lynn René Bayley (Fanfare)

“Contemporary classical is alive and well in ... music that seems difficult to play but certainly rewards the listener for sticking with it. A pretty solid bet for the classical malcontent that wants to chart some new waters.” - Chris Spector (Mid West Record)

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