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Violin concerto, cello concerto, Birdflight, Christopher Gunning, (sound recording)

Label
Violin concerto, cello concerto, Birdflight
Title
Violin concerto, cello concerto, Birdflight
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Gunning
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Instrumentalist
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Christopher Gunning returns with recordings of his Violin Concerto, Cello Concerto and Birdflight. 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. However, despite this positive venture for the composer, the emotions of sadness and melancholy are never far from this music - feelings which never seem far from Gunning's music. 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
Accompanying matter
biography of composer or author
Cataloging source
NLAV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gunning, Chris
Date time place
Recorded in Henry Wood Hall, London on 28th and 29th September 2015
Form of composition
concertos
PerformerNote
Harriet MacKenzie (violin), Richard Harwood (cello), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Christopher Gunning
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gunning, Chris
  • Gunning, Chris
  • Gunning, Chris
  • Mackenzie, Harriet
  • Harwood, Richard
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Target audience
general
Label
Violin concerto, cello concerto, Birdflight, Christopher Gunning, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Accompanying material
issued with booklet (11 pages).
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Violin concerto (33:01) -- Cello concerto (29:29) -- Birdflight (12:20)
Control code
000067445421
Dimensions
12 cm. +
Extent
1 CD
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
635212062128
Other physical details
sound, digital
Publisher number
SIGCD621
Label
Violin concerto, cello concerto, Birdflight, Christopher Gunning, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Accompanying material
issued with booklet (11 pages).
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Violin concerto (33:01) -- Cello concerto (29:29) -- Birdflight (12:20)
Control code
000067445421
Dimensions
12 cm. +
Extent
1 CD
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
635212062128
Other physical details
sound, digital
Publisher number
SIGCD621

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