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Music of 'passionate energy, rich sonorities and peaceful contemplation' from the leading Irish contemporary ensemble, Concorde.
'Can music express?' Frank Corcoran asks.
This CD presents a selection of Bernard Geary's piano and choral music. Pianist Anthony Byrne performs Scherzo, Two Cameos, And Lastly Came Cold February and Sonatina.
Soprano and piano duo Penelope Price Jones and Philip Martin perform works they have commissioned from John Kinsella (Last Songs), James Wilson (Upon Silence), Nicola LeFanu (A Penny for a Song) an
Philip Martin's piano trio, Serendipity, was inspired by paintings in the Crawford Gallery, Cork, the home of the Crawford Piano Trio for whom he wrote it.
The Irish composer-pianist Philip Martin has written more than one hundred and fifty songs, most of them settings of Irish poetry, for his wife, the soprano Penelope Price Jones.
Hamburg-based composer Frank Corcoran describes himself as 'a passionate believer in the Irish dream landscape'.
John Buckley's five movement Saxophone Quartet was commissioned by the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet from the Netherlands in 1996.
C. S. L. Parker's Violin Concerto No. 1 is performed by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra with its concert master, Antonin Hradil, as soloist.
This CD features C. S. L. Parker's programmatic work Lumen: The Walk to Poolbeg Lighthouse performed by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, with works by six other contemporary composers.
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One of Ireland's leading composers, Raymond Deane, is here represented by three re-interpretations of the traditional concerto.