“We have been working on the idea that Sean should make a Recorder Concertos for Michala for 5 years,- and Sean wanted to make a concerto without string! For many years I have been following the students at The Royal Danish Academy of Music,- and I thought they should have a change to make a recording with international profiled artists and producer. Sean wrote a wonderful and different recorder concerto including a lot of percussion,- and Jean Thorel is really a master, as a conductor, to make these young musicians from 11 different countries understand the music,- and to get the best out of all participants! The energy is great,- reminds me of Bolivar Youth Orchestra!” – Lars Hannibal (OUR Recordings)
Total time: 00:41:50
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Royal DanishAcademy of Music Concert Hall
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|Release Date||May 13, 2017|
“Hickey’s capitalizes on the icy edge of his percussion-heavy wind band by channeling Shostakovich-like brutality against which the recorder is the picture of whimsical innocence. But it is the Fife and Drums of battle that end up consoling Michala Petri’s adroit flutters, making way for her final dialogue with an exotic but subtly-deployed battery of percussion. It is filigree, agile music suited to low-fi analogue sound”.
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“The album in total strikes an excellent balance of fulfilling and subverting its listeners expectations, both of the recorder and of the concerto. Having a period instrument play in a contemporary context breaks the recorder’s norm and adds a new dimension to its largely historical repertoire. The music, the soloist, and the student musicians of the RDAM are all genuinely impressive, and they’ve produced an excellent recording worth regularly revisiting.”
Winner Global Music Awards
‘A Pacifying Weapon’ won the GOLD MEDAL at the Gobal Music Awards 2017
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