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BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH: CHAMBER MUSIC
ENSEMBLE EXPOSÉ conducted by ROGER REDGATE

Award winning, highly respected and totaly uncompromising - Brian Ferneyhough is fearless in his quest for new musical structures and boundaries. The works on this CD, all recorded here for the first time, are masterpieces of the modern age. In "Allgebrah", especially, Ferneyhough demonstrates the inspiration he received from the work of troubled genius artist, Adolf Wölfli, one of whose works we have chosen for the cover art (Courtesy of the Arts Museum, Berne.)

Featuring Corrado Canonici, solo double bass (Trittico), Bridget Carey, solo viola (Incipits), Christopher Redgate, solo oboe (Coloratura, Allgebrah), Ian Pace, solo piano (Coloratura) and Julian Warburton, obbligato percussion (Incipits)

CD DURATION:  58:55

AUDIO SAMPLE: extract from "In Nomine a 3"





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tracks:

Flurries
Trittico per G.S.
Incipits
Coloratura
In Nomine a 3
Allgebrah

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“Ferneyhough is leading the way in England in contemporary classical music by charting such uncharted musical waters as the works represented here.  Not trying to make this easy, he likes pushing the envelope, making you pay attention to the journeys he takes everyone on.” – Chris Spector (MidWest Record)
“A well-programmed selection...superbly performed by Ensemble Exposé. The superb Christopher Redgate's....assured pyrotechnics make what is otherwise ferociously taxing music easier on the ear.” – Andy Hamilton (The Wire)
“The performances are as persuasive as one has come to expect. The recorded sound is well-nigh ideal . Those unfamiliar with Ferneyhough's chamber output could not hope for a better induction.” – Richard Whitehouse (International Record Review)
“More immediately attractive alternative to existing versions. The string ensemble is more incisive and more crisply recorded here. Taken overall it's an attractive package.” – Fabrice Fitch (Gramophone)
“There is wit and an extreme version of sensuality built into his work, especially when experienced live... This composer's music looks fearsome on the page, but to the ear it's accessible. The meaning is what matters, and Ferneyhough says his music is about “life.” I'd agree: life as it's lived, thought about, struggled with, reconsidered. Ferneyhough collectors will want all Ferneyhough CDs, including this one.” – Paul Ingram (Fanfare)