News · Rachel releases new ‘Angelic’ Album
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Rachel’s latest disc Guardian Angel is now available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released on 7 October.
Listen to a clip from the album:
Biber: Passacaglia from the Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas (engraved The Guardian Angel)
Celebrating the launch of this virtuosic disc with concerts in Kings Place on 25 September and at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, on the feast of St Michael and All Angels on 29 September, this recording demonstrates how composers in Germany, Italy, Austria and England responded to the challenges of writing for violin senza basso. Violinistic virtuosity was extraordinarily experimental in the late seventeenth century, with novelties in the tuning of the strings (scordatura), bowing techniques, chordal playing and contrapuntal textures (with the development of sophisticated double-, triple- and quadruple-stopping techniques) and playing in high positions.
Offering a sumptuous haul of musical gems including pieces by Tartini and Matteis, a transposition of Bach’s beautiful Partita for flute in A minor and the hauntingly mesmeric final sonata ‘Guardian Angel’ from Biber’s Mystery Sonatas, this disc is a must have for your CD collection.