Wednesday, April 01, 2009

[CD] Spellbound - Lydia Kavina - Mode Records



As a follow-up to her first CD of original theremin works, "Music from the Ether", Lydia Kavina returns with first recordings of major works for theremin and ensemble.

  • The first recording of Miklos Rosza's chamber version of music from the Hitchcock film "Spellbound".

  • 3 premiere recordings of works by Howard Shore, Olga Neuwirth and Christian Wolff.

  • 2 premiere recordings of graphically notated works for multiple theremins by Percy Grainger.

  • Oscar winning composer Howard Shore ("Lord of the Rings") created his suite from the movie "Ed Wood" especially for Kavina, who performed on the original movie soundtrack.

  • Leading Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth created this suite from her opera "Bahläams Fest" for Kavina, who performed in the opera's premiere.

  • Christian Wolff wrote "Exercise 58" especially for this project.

  • Shore and Wolff supervised the recording and rehearsal of their works.

  • This program was premiered at the 2000 Lincoln Center Summer Festival to a sold-out audience and received rave reviews.

  • Liner notes by theremin expert Olivia Mattis.

  • Original 96khz/24-bit high definition recording.

  • Enhanced CD features a 16-minute video documentary from the recording sessions, including interviews with Kavina, Shore and Wolff.

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