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Polished readings…with rapt expressiveness - Sunday Times
Thrilling debut album from this exciting young string ensemble.” - Classical Music Magazine
Superb ensemble brings this music into sharp relief.” - The Strad
"The 12 ensemble render the entire programme with fearless resolve. An impressive debut.” 
 
Gramophone Magazine

The 12 ensemble continue their remarkable rise on the international classical music scene with their stunning debut album Resurrection. Featuring a new work from the acclaimed composer & guitarist of band The National  Bryce Dessner, a commission from boundary-pushing UK composer Kate Whitley and works by Lutoslawski and Woolrich, the record is a powerful collection of four works for strings that reflect the ensemble’s spirit of bringing new energy and exploration to established sounds and ideas.

Always performing without a conductor, the ensemble have developed a reputation across Europe as one of the UK’s leading string orchestras. This debut recording highlights the group’s commitment to intimate music-making that lives and breathes, performed with dazzling energy and an astonishing sound, all based on the principle of putting the music in charge.

     Witold Lutoslawski - Musique Funèbre

01 Prologue

02 Métamorphoses

03 Apogée

04 Épilogue

05 John Woolrich - Ulysses Awakes

               soloist - Simon Rowland-Jones

06 Kate Whitley - Autumn Songs

     12 ensemble commission

     Bryce Dessner - Réponse Lutoslawski

07 Resonance

08 Preludio

09 Des Traces

10 Warsaw Canon

11 Residue

RESURRECTION

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