A REVOLUTIONARY STRING ORCHESTRA
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE 2020
"Spunk, originality and class"
The 12 ENSEMBLE return with their second album Death and the Maiden - a powerful and personal journey through an evolving musical landscape that highlights the unique voice and vision of London’s pioneering un-conducted string orchestra.
With their own arrangement of Schubert’s iconic string quartet at its heart, the record features a brand new commission from newly-appointed ROH Composer in Residence Oliver Leith, alongside a poignant work by Tavener and a tribute to the ensemble’s time in Iceland with a heart-felt arrangement of a song by Sigur Rós.
Released in January 2020, the record has had over 2 million streams on Spotify alone, making it one of the most listened to UK classical releases this year.