RECORDINGS
Classic Blend

Jean Thorel  conductor

Leanne Nicholls oboe / Mike Chau viola  

Arièle Zanini piano / Matthew Wu flute

Joe Kirtley horn / Artem Konstantinov cello

Hong Ying Ho violin / Anthony Wong clarinet

City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

Classic Blend, a compilation recording of heart-stirring reveries, dances and showpieces from the East meets West capital of Asia, features world premiere recordings mixed with lesser known gems from master composers. Each miniature is a moment to savor!

Recording Dates: September 2008-December 2010

Recording Engineers: Igor Kirkwood, Eric Stark, Cheuk Yuet-cho

& Four Cats Productions

Mastering: Adrian Hunter

CD Label: Forgotten Records

Tracklist

1. BILL CONNOR (b.1949)

Dance Round the Moon

2. JAMES GRANT (b.1954)

Waltz for Betz

3. MAO YUAN (b.1926)

Dance of Yao People

4. HENRYK CZYŻ (1923-2003)

Canzona di Barocco

5. PYOTR IIYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

Allegro in C Minor

6. HENRI DUPARC (1848-1933)

Aux étoiles

7. GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924)

Fantaisie, Op.79

8. MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)

Prélude

9. CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)

Romance, Op.36

10. PABLO CASALS (1876-1973)

Song of the Birds

11. GUY ROPARTZ (1864-1955)

Sérénade for Strings

12. PYOTR IIYICH TCHAIKOVSKY(1840-1893)

Russian Dance

13. CHIEN TAI CHEN (b.1949)

In Foreign Lands

14. ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992)

Oblivion

15. JULES MASSENET (1842-1912)

Valse très lente

16. ARNOLD SCHOENBERG (1874-1951)

Notturno

17. DING FU XIANG (b.1918) (ARR. A. KONSTANTINOV)

Folk Dance from Northwest China

18. CLÀUDIO SANTORO (1919-1989)

Ponteio for Strings

English Recorder Concertos

Michala Petri  recorder
Jean Thorel  conductor

City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

CD includes the world premiere recording of Richard Harvey’s Concerto Incantato

Recording Date: 24-29 May 2011

Recording Engineer: Preben Iwan

CD Label: OUR Recordings

Tracklist

1. RICHARD HARVEY (b. 1953)

Concerto Incantato

2. SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD (1921-2006)

Concerto for Recorder and Orchestra, Op.13

3. GORDON JACOB (1895-1984)

Suite for Recorder and Strings

Bug Symphony – The Musical

Nick Harvey & Scott Ligertwood  Music & Lyrics

Leanne Nicholls  Story & Additional Lyrics

Simon Whiteside  Orchestrations 

DVD featuring the 2015 world premiere performance of Bug Symphony (The Musical)

Recording Date: 27 June 2015

Recorded & edited by: SB Idea & Production

DVD Label: CCOHK

Tickets

Available at URBTIX

2111 5999

www.urbtix.hk

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