Nicholas Cords — Touch Harmonious (Nov. 6, 2020)

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“They are four classical musicians performing with the energy of young rock stars jamming on their guitars, a Beethoven~goes~indie foray into making classical music accessible but also celebrating why it was good in the first place.” — Pittsburgh Post~Gazette 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Album release: November 6, 2020
Record Label: In A Circle Records
Duration:     75:05
Tracks:
01. Carl Friedrich Abel (arranged by Nicholas Cords) ~ Prelude   3:41
02. Anna Clyne ~ Rest Your Hands   8:58
03. Dmitri Yanov~Yanovski - Short Epitaph (for two violas)   7:16
04. Benjamin Britten - Cello Suite No.3, Opus 87 ~ I. Introduzione (arranged by Nobuko Imai)   2:53
05. Benjamin Britten ~ Cello Suite No.3, Opus 87 ~ II. Marcia. Allegro (arranged by Nobuko Imai)   1:40
06. Benjamin Britten ~ Cello Suite No.3, Opus 87 ~ III. Canto. Con Moto (arranged by Nobuko Imai)   1:46
07. Benjamin Britten ~ Cello Suite No.3, Opus 87 ~ IV. Barcarola (arranged by Nobuko Imai)   2:28
08. Benjamin Britten ~ Cello Suite No.3, Opus 87 ~ V. Dialogo. Allegretto (arranged by Nobuko Imai)   1:44
09. Benjamin Britten ~ Cello Suite No.3, Opus 87 ~ VI. Fuga. Andante espressivo (arranged by Nobuko Imai)   3:08
10. Benjamin Britten ~ Cello Suite No.3, Opus 87 - VII. Recitativo. Fantastico (arranged by Nobuko Imai)   1:28
11. Benjamin Britten ~ Cello Suite No.3, Opus 87 ~ VIII. Moto Perpetuo. Presto (arranged by Nobuko Imai)   0:52
12. Benjamin Britten ~ Cello Suite No.3, Opus 87 ~ IX. Passacaglia. Lento Solemne (arranged by Nobuko Imai)   9:36
13. Dana Lyn ~ endlessly i would have walked   7:42
14. Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Cello Suite No.1 in G Major ~ I. Prelude   2:27
15. Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Cello Suite No.1 in G Major ~ II. Allemande   3:39
16. Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Cello Suite No.1 in G Major ~ III. Courante   2:27
17. Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Cello Suite No.1 in G Major ~ IV. Sarabande   3:04
18. Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Cello Suite No.1 in G Major ~ V. Menuet I & II   3:06
19. Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Cello Suite No.1 in G Major ~ VI. Gigue   1:30
20. George Frideric Handel (arranged by Toshio Hosokawa) ~ Rinaldo, HWV 7 Lascia ch’io panga  5:42
Credits:
Produced by Nicholas Cords and Jody Elff
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jody Elff
Recorded, mixed, and mastered in New Paltz, NY (December 2019 — July, 2020)
Art direction and design: Christopher Kornmann for Spit + Image
Artwork: Walead Beshty
Three Sided Picture (YRM), January 12, 2007, Santa Clarita, California, Fujicolor Crystal Archive 2013
Color photographic paper,11 x 14 inches
Photo credit: Brian Forrest
Viola: Patrick Robin — Angers, France 2019 (Pirastro Passione strings — Damian Dlugolecki A string for Bach)
Bow: Pierre Simon — Paris, France ca. 1860
“Rest These Hands” was arranged for viola by the composer and taken from a larger work called The Violin (2014).
“Short Epitaph” by Dmitri Yanov~Yanovsky (2017) was written for Nicholas Cords and generously commissioned by Nancy Grover.
“endlessly i would have walked” by Dana Lyn (2017) was written for Nicholas Cords and generously commissioned by Paul and Mela.Nicholas Cords Haklisch.
REVIEW
■Ξ   Název nového alba violisty Nicholase Cordse vychází z epitafu z osmnáctého století, který napsal Samuel Johnson pro hudebníka Clauda Philipse, ale jeho proslulý „harmonický dotek“ by se stejně snadno dal použít i pro samotného Cordse. Dlouholetý člen Brooklyn Rider a Silkroad Ensemble může hrát tím nejsladším tónem, ale také se syrovým náskokem, pokud to hudební kus vyžaduje. Staletí trvající řada materiálu provedená v jeho pokračováních Recursions z roku 2013 umožňuje vyjádření mnoha stránek violisty, od lyrické rapsodie až po žalostnou touhu. Seznam sahá od Johanna Sebastiana Bacha a Benjamina Brittena po žijící skladatelky Annu Clyne, Dmitri Yanov~Yanovski a Danu Lyn. Seznam setů odráží angažovanost Cordsw s hudbou několika epoch. Přesto, jakkoli je ve hře časová rozloha, lze rozeznat kontinuum od raných děl k těm pozdějším, zvláště když tato čerpá inspiraci z období baroka.
BC: https://nicholascords.bandcamp.com/album/touch-harmonious-icr018
■Ξ   https://www.textura.org/archives/c/cords_touchharmonious.htm
■Ξ   https://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2020/04/08/brooklyn-riders-nicholas-cords-on-beethoven-gratitude-and-the-power-of-creativity
Website: https://www.nicholascords.com/
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