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Talented young cellist Richard Harwood makes his Resonus debut with this album of solo concert works by major film composers.
Composing Without The Picture features works by John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Ernst Toch and Miklós Rózsa together with world premiere recordings of works by Christopher Gunning (Variations On A Slavic Theme), Dario Marianelli (I Think I Do Remember Him), Alex Heffes (Theme from ‘Touching The Void’), Fernando Velázquez (Tarde, una tarde de mayo - Late Afternoon in May) and Benjamin Wallfisch (Prelude).
Richard Harwood has performed concerti and recitals in major venues including London’s Royal Albert Hall, all of the Southbank Centre venues, Wigmore Hall, Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Thomaskirche (Leipzig), and the Auditorium du Louvre (Paris). In addition to his concert work, Richard’s discography includes a critically acclaimed debut disc for EMI Classics.
© 2013 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2013 Resonus Limited
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
Cover Image: Televisions by Xavier Arnau (www.istockphoto.com)
'Harwood plays them all with supreme dedication and musical insight, captured in exemplary sound of stunning realism.'
Sinfini Music (5 stars)
'Richard Harwood’s imaginative recital exploits two canny insights, namely that these composers share both an acute understanding of instrumental sonorities and a communal commitment to the central importance of melody [...] warmly captured by the Resonus recording team'
Classical Ear (5 stars)
'[...] the performer in question is so completely and utterly in control of the expressive and technical dimensions of his instrument and its repertoire [...] This is music that in fact speaks very clearly without the picture, and Harwood's excellent recording does much to reinforce this view.'
'[...] an engaging idea, delivered by Harwood with fire'
BBC Music Magazine
'Harwood's album [...] has genuine appeal. It's a fascinating window into non-film music by film composers and the performance by the in-demand cellist is at times truly virtuosic and reveals a deep appreciation of the material'
Michael Beek (michealbeek.co.uk)
'[...] it’s a generous offering, and it features some real gems'
'[...] Harwood plays with lovely fine grained tone and a singing line [...] performances are exemplary in all respects.
'The music is enjoyable'
Composing Without the Picture: Concert Works by Film Composers
- Artists: Richard Harwood
- Product Code: RES10121 (download only)
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