Format: COMPACT DISC
Heyde, Neil; Chadwick, Roderick; Trandafilovski, Mihailo; Heaton, Roger; Merrick, Linda; Sheppard Skærved, Peter; Miyabi Duo
This album, featuring several of the UK’s most accomplished performers, explores the Macedonian composer’s search for ‘chroma’ (color) in both harmonic and formal structures, traditional and experimental sonorities and in a need for deeply dedicated performances of physical directness. The composer’s challenging quest has produced a program of works with interweaving strands of expression, some of which were written during the pandemic lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.Mihailo Trandafilovski is a performer-composer in the mold of Telemann, Bartók, Joachim and Liszt. Like them, it is quite impossible to separate his compositional and instrumental imaginations, and he exhibits a swirling yet sold inter-dependence between the energies of each. His contribution to the violin is extraordinary; his violin-piano duos (sonatas in all but name), concerti, violin duos, chamber works and pedagogical works are gifts for audiences and players alike. Previous recordings of his works have attracted glowing reviews around the world.