SVIATLANA RYNKOVA (b.1985): 3 Allegories (Messiaen), JONATHAN ÖSTLUND (b.1975): Two Poems (Mendelssohn), DREW WILSON (b.1960): Nocturne with Cloudscape (Mendelssohn), ANA-MARIA AVRAM (b.1971): 10 Romanian Songs from Béla Bartók's folk music collection (Mendelssohn), JOHN REEMAN (b.1946): Tableau (Messiaen), BJØRN BOLSTAD SKJELBRED (b.1970): Echoes of Times Lost (Enescu), IVAN BOZICEVIC (b.1961): Marittimo (Saint-Saëns), MARCUS BLUNT (b.1947): 2 Serenades (Messiaen), RODNEY WASCHKA II (b.1958): Winter Concerto (Saint-Saëns), EBERHARD EYSER (b.1932): The Nightingale was singing all night long (Schubert), UBERTO PIERONI (b.1952): Foglie d'Autunno (Saint-Saëns), ADINA DUMITRESCU (b.1964): J'ai trouvé les Histoires (Mendels-sohn), SALVADOR TORRE (b.1956): Gershwin Tornado (Messiaen), LUCIAN ZBARCEA (b.1983): A Lover's Promise (Saint-Saëns).
Catalogue Number: 04O089
Reference: NI 6195
Description: The London Schubert Players, supported by the European Commission, created an international composition project called "Invitation to Composers" which covered the years 2009-2011. Composers, young and old, were invited to write original compositions using any of five models for instrumentation: Schubert's Trout Quintet, Mendelssohn's Concerto for Piano, Violin and Strings (string orchestra or string quintet), Saint-Saëns' Septet for Piano, Trumpet and String Quintet, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time (violin, clarinet, cello and piano) and Enescu's Chamber Symphony (oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, string trio, double bass and piano). 37 were recorded of which 17 have been released on this set (the remaining 20 are available on-line for download or, presumably, CD-R although the notes just say "CD"). Disc One contains recordings of the Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns and Enescu. The instrumental model is in parentheses after each new work (i.e. Messiaen = violin, clarinet, cello and piano).