Sarah Wallin Huff
Kjell Magne Andersen
Vera Ivanova
Christopher Dietz
Timothy Dwight Edwards
Classical | Classical-Chamber
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New England String Quartet | Julia Okrusko, violin; Konstantin Rybakov, violin
Lilit Muradyan, viola; Ming-Hui Lin, cello
Magdaléna Moniková, oboe; Mikhail Korzhev, piano
Andrew Taylor, violin; Georg Klaas, clarinet
Moravian Philharmonic Chamber Players | Antonín Hradil, violin; Ludmila Bubenícová, cello
Lucie Kaucká, piano

The chamber ensemble format has historically been able to intimately interpret works with a variety of emotional nuance, and retains flexibility to perform music with myriad influences. ALLUSIONS, an album of evocative chamber works, showcases the expressive and interpretive abilities of contemporary composition and features works by five composers: Christopher Dietz's La fleur du ciel, with a broad harmonic palette inspired by Camus' The Stranger, and Quintet No. 2, driven by movement and individualism; Kjell Magne Andersen's Suite for Oboe and Piano, a melodic and vivacious work lending itself to interpretation; Sarah Wallin Huff's Anima Mechanicae: Soul of the Machine, a musical tale of a computer program gifted with human emotion; Timothy Edwards' The Conjecture, a dynamic, gestural, and rhythmic work of contrasting moods, and Vera Ivanova's Three Studies in Uneven Meters, a dedication to the composer's influences and an homage to their styles.

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