12 ensemble Resurrection (CD, £10.50)
The 12 ensemble continue their remarkable rise on the international classical music scene with their stunning debut album ‘Resurrection’. Featuring a new work from Bryce Dessner, the acclaimed composer and guitarist of the band ‘The National’, a commission from boundary-pushing UK composer Kate Whitley and works by Lutosławski and Woolrich, ‘Resurrection’ 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. CD format includes extra track ‘Ulysees Awakes’.
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