12 ensemble's debut album 'Resurrection' is a powerful collection of four works for strings that transform the old into the new.
Alongside the premiere recordings of Kate Whitley’s ‘Autumn Songs’ and Bryce Dessner’s ‘Réponse Lutosławski’, the album features viola soloist Simon Rowland-Jones on Woolrich’s ‘Ulysses Awakes’ and opens with Lutosławski’s personal and emotional tribute to Bartók, ‘Musique Funèbre’.
This debut release reflects the ensemble’s spirit of bringing a new sense of energy and exploration to established sounds and ideas. It highlights the ensemble’s unique commitment to approaching and exploring music with the depth and sincerity of a chamber group, coupled with the virtuosic individual strengths of all twelve musicians.”
"The 12 Ensemble render the entire programme with fearless resolve. An impressive debut"
"Polished readings... with rapt expressiveness"
Witold Lutosławski - Musique Funèbre
5. John Woolrich - Ulysses Awakes (Soloist - Simon Rowland-Jones)
6. Kate Whitley - Autumn Songs (12 ensemble commission)
Bryce Dessner - Réponse Lutosławski
9. Des Traces
10. Warsaw Canon
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