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Spellbound! Original Works for Theremin

Artist: Lydia Kavina
Lydia Kavina - Spellbound! Original Works for Theremin CD
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Year: 2008
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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.
ARTISTS
Lydia Kavina (theremins); Ensemble Sospeso; Charles Pelz, conductor; Burkhard Stangl (electric guitar)
TRACKS
Howard Shore
Suite from "Ed Wood"  (1994, 2000)
(5:07, 1:03, 2:16, 1:21, 1:00, 1:20, 1:51, 3:56)
Ensemble Sospeso
Charles Peltz, conductor
composer supervised recording

Percy Grainger
Free Music No.1  (1936)   (1:22)
for four theremins

Christian Wolff
Exercise 28  (2000)   (7:35)
for theremin, violin, French horn and double-bass
Ensemble Sospeso: Gemeinhardt, Menzies, McCoy
composer prepared recording

Percy Grainger
Free Music No.2  (1937)   (1:21)
for six theremins

Olga Neuwirth
Suite aus "Bählamms Fest"  (1999)
(4:52, 6:00, 2:39, 3:08, 3:21, 5:28, 2:40. 6:09)
Ensemble Sospeso
Charles Peltz, conductor

Percy Grainger
Beatless Music  (1937)   (0:31)
for six theremins

Miklós Rósza
"Spellbound"  (1945, arr. 1946)   (6:09)
Concerto for theremin & chamber ensemble
Ensemble Sospeso: LeClair, Menzies, Frautschi, Rozanna, Gordon, Gosling
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