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Two world première recordings of pieces by Arvo Pärt - who recently celebrated his 75th birthday - and two more by John Tavener are central to Louth Contemporary Music Society’s second recording, Path, but it’s the beguiling music of four little-known you
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Chang Music IV: I.
Carducci Quartet
6:31 album only
2. Chang Music IV: II.
Carducci Quartet
8:08 album only
3. Von Angesicht zu Angesicht
Patricia Rozario, Eamonn Dougan, Joachim Roewer, Deirdre O'Leary & Malachy Robinson
3:40 album only
4. Summa
Dublin Guitar Quartet
6:01 album only
5. Ewige Ruhe
Doreen Curran, Deirdre O'Leary & Carducci Quartet
4:14 album only
6. The Spell III
Elizabeth Cooney
6:46 album only
7. Epistle of Love
Patricia Rozario & Michael McHale
10:21 album only
8. Quartet No 1: III.
Carducci Quartet
10:38 album only
9. Samaveda
Patricia Rozario, Ranjana Ghatak & Vourneen Ryan
9:10 album only


Album Notes
Ireland is not renowned for new music but some East-Euros who moved there are making a fabulous noise. This showcase contains two chunks of Chang Music by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky (definitely one to watch), an Arvo Pärt world premiere and Eternal Peace by Polina Medyulanova that induced tears. Much else, besides. The Carducci Quartet lead a great performing team. Path (Louth CMS)**** Norman Lebrecht

Louth Contemporary Music Society is one of the most adventurous music promoters in Ireland. It also stretches its boundaries in the recording studio as well as in concert. **** Michael Dervan The Irish Times

World premieres by Arvo Pärt and John Tavener are the main attractions of this anthology, though supporting material by Uzbek, Serbian and Georgian composers is equally engaging, particularly the two movements of Yanovsky’s “Chang Music IV”, which blend cello glissandi with koto-style pizzicato.****Andy Gill Friday The UK Independent

Path from Louth Contemporary Music’s own label is one of those rare ‘stop you dead in your tracks’ discs. From the very first bars it is clear that something quite exceptional has been captured; this is an intelligently planned programme of important music played by exceptional musicians and recorded in demonstration quality sound…..what looks to be a strong contender for my 2010 disc of the year.An Overgrown Path

That edge is a recurring feature in the following works. Most are calm, but not so eventless as to be ambient. The programme strikes an impressive balance between spiritual directness and intellectual engagement. The variety of approaches from the various composers means that that balance is reconfigured and re-evaluated with almost every work…..Happily, LCMS is the kind of organisation that is prepared stand out from the crowd. In terms of programming, that’s the real strength of this disc. Classical Cd Reviews

Two world première recordings of pieces by Arvo Pärt - who recently celebrated his 75th birthday - and two more by John Tavener are central to Louth Contemporary Music Society’s second recording, Path, but it’s the beguiling music of four little-known younger composers that may provide the major interest. Dmitri Yanov Yanovsky and Polina Medyulyanova (both from Tashkent in Uzbekistan), the Serbian Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Georgian Zurab Nadarejshvili are the new voices with sounds from different paths

The CD opens with the beguiling sonorities of Yanov-Yanovsky’s Chang Music IV (1991), where the composer succeeds in transferring the sounds of the Uzbek Chang, a traditional Uzbek instrument, to the string quartet. Pärt's Von Angesicht zu Angesicht (2005) is a contemplation on the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians 'For now we see through a glass, darkly’ sung with great reverence by Eamonn Dougan and Patricia Rozario. The Dublin Guitar Quartet perform Pärt's Summa (1997/1991) for the first time in a sumptuous version for guitar quartet under the guidance of the composer

Medyulyanova’s meditative Ewige Ruhe (2004) allows a moment of calm for the departed to be followed by Vrebalov’s mystical The Spell III (2008) which includes voices from the vocal group Moba. Tavener's deeply moving Epistle of Love (2000) features the haunting voice of Patricia Rozario and lute like piano playing of Michael McHale. Nadareishvili’s reflective String Quartet No1, Mvt III (1987) is performed with great sensitivity by the Carducci quaret and the album closes with the Indian influenced composition Sámaveda (1997) for soprano, flute and tempura, another Tavener premiere

Path follows last year’s A Place Between, the first, and highly acclaimed, CD issued by Irish concert promoters, Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS).



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