Spellbound! (mode199)

by Lydia Kavina

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Howard Shore
"Suite from Ed Wood" composed 1994 and recorded 2000.

Percy Grainger
"Free Music No.1" composed 1936 for four theremins.
"Free Music No.2" & "Beatless music" composed 1937 for six theremins.

Christian Wolff
Exercise 28 composed 2000 for theremin, violin, French horn and double-bass.

Olga Neuwirth
"Suite aus Bählamms Fest" composed 1999.

Miklós Rósza
"Spellbound", concerto for theremin & chamber ensemble composed 1945, arr. 1946.

Recorded at Concordia college (Bronxville, New York, USA) on 20-22 July 2000 (except Grainger) and Patrych sound studios (Bronx, New York, USA) on 10 July 2000 (Grainger).
Mastered in 96khz/24-bit high definition recording at Sonicraft.

All works are first recordings except "Free Music No.1" which Lydia Kavina recorded in her previous "Music from the ether" (Mode, mode 76, 1999) - this is a different recording of the piece.

Enhanced CD features a 16-minute video documentary from the recording sessions, including interviews with Kavina, Shore and Wolff (shot and edited by Motria Sabat, audio restored by Michael Hynes).

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released January 30, 2008

Theremin – Lydia Kavina
Piano, Celesta, Organ – Stephen Gosling(tracks: 1 to 8, 12 to 19)
Cello – Gordon* (tracks: 1 to 8, 12 to 19)
Composed By – Christian Wolff (tracks: 10), Howard Shore (tracks: 1 to 8), Miklós Rósza* (tracks: 21), Olga Neuwirth (tracks: 12 to 19), Percy Grainger (tracks: 9, 11, 20)
Conductor – Charles Peltz (tracks: 1 to 8, 12 to 19)
Edited By – Jonathan Schultz (tracks: 1 to 8, 12 to 19, 21), Michael Hynes (tracks: 9, 10, 11, 20)
Engineer – Jonathan Schultz (tracks: 1 to 8, 10, 12 to 19, 21), Joseph Patrych (tracks: 9, 11, 20)
Ensemble – Ensemble Sospeso (tracks: 1 to 8, 12 to 19)
Liner Notes – Olivia Mattis
Mastered By [24-bit Digital] – Steve Puntolillo
Oboe – LeClair* (tracks: 1 to 8, 12 to 19)
Piano – Kristen Fox (tracks: 5)
Producer – Brian Brandt
Supervised By – Howard Shore (tracks: 1 to 8)
Viola – Rozanna (tracks: 1 to 8, 12 to 19)
Violin – Frautschi* (tracks: 1 to 8, 12 to 19), Menzies* (tracks: 1 to 8, 12 to 19)

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