Mathew Fuerst
Katherine Saxon
Chi-Hin Leung
Alex Freeman
Release Date: March 25, 2014

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Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra | Petr Vronský, conductor
Jessica Lizak, flute; Peter Sulski, viola, Karolina Rojahn, piano
Amanda Kohl, soprano; Michael Norsworthy, clarinet; Jing Li, cello
Hong Kong Cantabile Winds | Sit Hok-chuen, conductor; Sezto Kin, gaohu
Jan Halloran, clarinet; Leo Eguchim, cello; Robert Schulz, percussion

POLARITIES, an album of new presentations in classical music, expresses the emotions, feelings, and scenes associated with opposites. The works on the album, by four composers, range from a piece for wind ensemble and the Chinese gaohu, to a piano sonata, a chamber work, and works for orchestra. POLARITIES showcases the common focus of polar opposites and points of view in the works of four composers: Alex Freeman's piece Blueshift, based on an astronomical phenomenon; Chi-hin Leung's Afterimage: the Dreamy Butterfly, which depicts an ancient Chinese tale by means of new classical music and contemporary instrumentation; Katherine Saxon's East of the Sun/West of the Moon takes us on a tour through a land of fantasy; Vox Dilecti Mei shows the range of emotion at the arrival of a lover; and Mathew Fuerst's Symphony which tells a story of unrequited love.

Visit the POLARITIES web application to access the digital booklet, study scores, extended liner notes, and more.

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