Thursday, November 3, 2016

Maryam Caillon announces "Music For My Love" 100+ New Works For String Orchestra, Volume One, Toccata Classics, Release Date 11 November 2016


Unique project to commemorate lost love

Over 100 pieces of new music:
probably the biggest-ever undertaking of its kind

Format: CD/digital
Label: Toccata Classics
Release date: 11 November 2016

The Project
Music For My Love is exactly what it says it is: an extraordinary project to record 100+ pieces of new music for string orchestra written to celebrate the life of Yodit Tekle (partner of Martin Anderson of Toccata Classics), brought to an early end by illness. Vol. 1 – with eleven new works – is being released in November. It is estimated that the entire project may require ten or twelve CDs and cost around £200,000; any profits go to charity. 
The Background
Music For My Love is (we think) the first effort in classical music to formulate a public commemoration of lost love – a kind of Taj Mahal in sound. When Martin lost Yodit to stomach cancer last year, he turned to his composer friends to ask for pieces in her memory. The response went beyond anything he had imagined: almost everyone said yes. And the project has kept expanding (and is still growing): there are now over 100 composers involved. The eleven whose music features on Volume One include some of the best-known names among contemporary composers: Brahms (arr. Söderlind), Maddalena Casulana (arr. Colin Matthews), Brett Dean, Steve Elcock, Andrew Ford, Robin Holloway, Mihkel Kerem, Deep Purple’s Jon Lord (arr. Paul Mann), John Pickard, Poul Ruders and Ragnar Söderlind.
More Information
…about Music For My Love: gives more details about the project and the charitable causes it hopes to benefit, the crowdfunding campaign, etc.

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