“.in the symphonic work Sirens of the Salish Sea: I. Soundness of the Sea (‘Sirenes del mar dels Salish: I. La solidesa del mar’), for violin and orchestra, the composer Nan Avant — about whom we have published a magnificent article— seeks to reflect the most difficult moments of the year 2020 through music and the essence of the sea. In love with natural landscapes, Avant exhibits her symphonic lyricism reaching grandeur and emotion, two qualities of her music.”
Carme Miró, Sonograma Magazine
May 29, 2023
I am so thankful for this outstanding review of our latest album, Symphonic Chronicles V.1. The original language is in Catalan and I used Google translate.
Títol: Symphonic Chronicles Vol. 1
Autors: Deborah Kavasch, Steve Law, John Wineglass, Barbara Jazwinski, Nan Avant, Simon Andrews
Intèrprets: Joseph Havlat, piano; Yumi Hwang-Williams, violí
London Symphony Orchestra
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Direcció: Miran Vaupotić, David Watkin
Segell discogràfic: Navona Records
Complete Review of Symphonic Chronicles v.1
Desert Storm, by Deborah Kavasch, a composer specializing in extended vocal techniques, is a martial work (heavy on brass and percussion) written to celebrate the American victory in the war’s Operation Desert Storm of the Persian Gulf.
John Wineglass composed #elijah for solo violin and orchestra, a piece to honor a young African-American violinist who died in a violent confrontation with police in 2019. Yumi Hwang’s violin solos- Williams unfold in the middle of intense percussion that dramatizes the two movements, entitled “Tragic Innocence” and “Transcendence”.
Fantasy on Jazz (‘Fantasia en jazz’), by the composer Barbara Jazwinski, is a tribute to the music of New Orleans and the clarinet, which unfolds very wide and free melodic solos.
The first volume of Symphonic Chronicles integrates all six compositions from a plural and organic perspective.”