Music For My Love, Vol. 2
Label: TOCCATA CLASSICS
Format: COMPACT DISC
Ukrainian Festival Orchestra; Mann, Paul
Here at last is the next installment of what Guy Rickards in Gramophone called “an enterprise quite unprecedented in modern composition- or recording.” When Yodit Tekle was diagnosed with stomach cancer in late 2014, her partner Martin Anderson asked a few composer friends to write some music for strings to bring her comfort in her illness. To his surprise, almost everyone he asked generously agreed, and so the project snowballed: there are now over 100 composers who have now written or agreed to write for it- in an undertaking that is probably unique in the history of music. This second volume presents twelve more pieces- all in their first recordings, of course- in an initiative which, in effect, transforms love into something you can hear.