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Jonathan Harvey

Anu Komsi, soprano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor - Stefan Solom, conductor

NMC D141

D147 Cover Classic Fm / Gramophone Awards 2008 The winner in The Comtemporary Music section of The Classic FM \ Gramophone Awards 2008.

his disc is a culmination of Jonathan Harvey’s highly successful residency with BBC SSO and includes the works commissioned during that time. Harvey has a truly global reputation, particularly for his work in the field of electroacoustic music (he has been commissioned by IRCAM on eight separate occasions), where he is considered as one of the most skilled and imaginative composers using the electronic medium today. He is also an influential and important teacher of younger generation of composers. The works on this disc explore Harvey’s fascination with Eastern philosophies from the ecstatic Indian text of White as Jasmine to Body Mandala.

Body Mandala, the newest piece on this disc, explores Harvey’s interest in Buddhism and uses the sound of Tibetan trumpets and percussion.

In 2007 Harvey was the winner of the first Giga-Hertz Award—an international award with a jury that included Pierre Boulez and Wolfgang Rihm.

  1.          Tranquil Abiding     14:46
  2.          Body Mandala     13:18
  3. -   5. Timepieces     18:42
  7. - 11. White as Jasmine     15:41
12.          … Towards a Pure Land     17:17

                Total Time 79:59

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