This new recording features a collection of works for string ensemble commissioned by the Goldberg Ensemble including Roger Marsh's haunting Canto 1, based on Dante's Paradiso; Nicola LeFanu's lyrical Amores for horn and string ensemble; Anthony Gilbert's Palace of the Winds inspired by the elaborately ornate Hawa Mahal palace in Jaipur and Geoffrey Poole's Crossing Ohashi Bridge, an abstract work inspired by chaos mathematics such as fractals, Mandelbrot sets, and named after the Hiroshige painting Sudden shower over Shin-Ôhashi bridge, featured on the front cover of this album.
Richard Watkins horn
Malcolm Layfield conductor
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The works on this disc were recorded at St. George's Concert Hall, Bristol on 6 February 2004.
Producer/ Recording Engineer DAVID LEFEBER
Editing/ Mastering by DAVID LEFEBER
(P) & (C) 2011 NMC Recordings Ltd