Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Elizabeth Reid / Alison Bruce Cerutti - Conjuring: The Viola Music Of David Jaeger [Redshift Records]

Released via the Canadian Redshift Records imprint on February 3rd, 2k23 is "Conjuring: The Viola Music Of David Jaeger", the new collaborational album effort by viola player Elizabeth Reid and pianist Alison Bruce Cerutti who're taking on compositions by famed Canadian composer and musical hallmark figure David Jaeger on this album. These pieces, written within a period from 1980 to 2021, offer an introduction to the sonic world of the manifold composer, opening with the Classical romanticism and touching, wide spread melodies of "Tristan And Isolde" whereas the subsequent "Sonata No. 1 For Viola And Piano" presents a more light-headed and frolicking approach with interesting, somewhat sneaky call and response sequences going on between the two instruments, later on with a more dramatic twist, whilst the "Constable And The Spirit Of The Clouds" brings forward a certain sense of gravitas and drama ocasionally accompanied by cheekily plucked violin strings and certainly unexpected electronic tweaks contributing, despite being minute addition, largely to the fascination of this specific piece just to name a few. One for the avid collector of Contemporary Classical music, this.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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