Sacconi Quartet, Mark Padmore & Charles Owen - Jonathan Dove: In Damascus (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:07 minutes | 1.30 GB
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Even though Jonathan Dove is best known as a vocal or choral composer, with operas and works for children forming the backbone of his output, his chamber music reveals similar predilections for narrative, drama, atmosphere and a sense of the personal. His new commission from the Sacconi Quartet, In Damascus, was inspired by the violinist Hannah Dawson s suggestion for a work that should reflect aspects of the conflict in Syria; not because music can offer any political solution, but simply as an expression of empathy, sorrow, even outrage at those terrible events.