“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.”
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
05 John Woolrich - Ulysses Awakes
soloist - Simon Rowland-Jones
06 Kate Whitley - Autumn Songs
12 ensemble commission
Bryce Dessner - Réponse Lutoslawski
09 Des Traces
10 Warsaw Canon
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