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Themes and Variations


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Cellist Guy Johnston and pianist Tom Poster first met at the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition in 2000, and have been firm friends and frequent collaborators ever since. During their many recitals together, Johnston and Poster have found themselves returning again and again to certain works, associating these pieces with key moments in their lives, or simply deriving great pleasure from the sheer quality of the music. Theme and Variations includes three sets of variations, but also reflects the broader theme of lives intertwining: two musicians going in different directions but regularly resuming their musical partnership. Johnston and Poster are joined for a Schubert song by exceptional tenor James Gilchrist, and, alongside sets of variations by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Martinu, we hear deliciously romantic music by Rachmaninoff and Fauré, and Kiss on Wood by contemporary Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan. To end the programme, Saint-Saëns’ Swan glides into view and off into the distance.
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Item number ORC100095
Barcode 5060189560950
Release date 3/1/2019
Category Chamber Music
Label ORCHID CLASSICS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Johnston, Guy
Poster, Tom
Gilchrist, James
Disc: 1
7 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen"00:18:40
1 7 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" 00:09:24 Johnston, Guy Poster, Tom
Adagio & Allegro, Op. 7000:09:00
2 Adagio & Allegro, Op. 70 (Version for Cello & Pian 00:08:52 Johnston, Guy Poster, Tom
Romance, Op. 6900:04:00
3 Romance in A Major, Op. 69 00:03:42 Johnston, Guy Poster, Tom
Variations concertantes in D Major, Op. 17, MWV Q 00:09:00
4 Variations concertantes in D Major, Op. 17, MWV Q 00:08:24 Johnston, Guy Poster, Tom
Auf dem Strom, Op. 119, D. 943 (version for voice,00:08:52
5 Auf dem Strom, Op. 119, D. 943 (Version for Voice, 00:08:52 Gilchrist, James Johnston, Guy Poster, Tom
Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C Major, O00:09:00
6 Introduction & Polonaise brillante in C Major, Op. 00:09:03 Johnston, Guy Poster, Tom
2 Pieces, Op. 200:10:00
7 Prelude in F Major, Op. 2 No. 1 00:03:18 Johnston, Guy Poster, Tom
Variations on a Theme of Rossini, H. 29000:08:00
8 Variations on a Theme of Rossini, H. 290 00:07:31 Johnston, Guy Poster, Tom
Kiss on Wood (version for cello and piano)00:00:00
9 Kiss on Wood (Version for Cello & Piano) 00:06:57 Johnston, Guy Poster, Tom
14 Songs, Op. 34 (arr. for cello and piano)00:07:00
10 Vocalise in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 34 No. 14 (Arr. for 00:05:44 Johnston, Guy Poster, Tom
Carnival of the Animals: XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan)00:07:00
11 Carnival of the Animals, R. 125: No. 13, The Swan 00:02:36 Johnston, Guy Poster, Tom
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