Something Like This
Title:

Something Like This

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Release Date:

20th October 2023

Cat No:

AV2626

Price:

£12.99 (1CD | 20 page booklet)

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Summary:

Something Like This is a beautifully programmed collection of well-known works performed in sumptuous style and ensemble by Walker and harpist Emily Granger”★ – 10/10: Harp Column

Album of the Week (24 December 2023) – ABC Classic Radio

“Intoxicatingly beautiful … The phrasing and articulation are meticulously poised and delivered in a beautifully natural way” ★ 1/2 – The Australian

“music of allure and varied moods, played with tremendous skill tempered with tenderness … music of transcendent beauty, performed with finesse and technical expertise, by two performers who possess gilt-edged credentials.” – Sounds Like Sydney

“I would highly recommend this CD for relaxing listening in the evening before bed, notwithstanding appreciation of the great technical ability of both musicians.” – ClassikON

“Everything here, from whatever era, receives a first-rate, sensitive, beautifully blended performance.” – Trancentury

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American-Australian harpist Emily Granger made an indelible impression with her solo debut recording, In Transit. She follows up with Something Like This, a beautiful collaboration with flautist Sally Walker, featuring original music for flute and harp alongside adaptations and arrangements for the instrumental combination. Woven among classics by J.S. Bach and Mozart are works by living composers including Australians Elena Kats-Chernin, Sally Greenaway, Lachlan Skipworth and Jessica Wells, and indigenous composer Christopher Sainsbury. 20th century works by Jacques Ibert and Witold Lutoslawski are juxtaposed with Erik Satie’s timeless Gymnopédies.

Tracklist:

LACHLAN SKIPWORTH (b. 1982)
1. Ode 3.52

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
arr. Emily Granger · cadenza: John Thomas
Flute and Harp Concerto in C K.299
2. II. Andantino 8.53

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN (b. 1957)
3. Something like this 3.10

CHRISTOPHER SAINSBURY (b. 1963)
4. Djagamara 4.07

JACQUES IBERT (1890–1962)
5. Entr’acte 3.23

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750) – attr.
Sonata in G minor BWV 1020
6. I. [Allegro] 4.10
7. II. Adagio 2.40
8. III. Allegro 5.32

WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI (1913–1994)
3 Fragments for flute & harp
9. I. Magic (by Theocritus) 1.08
10. II. Odysseus in Ithaca 1.56
11. III. Presto 1.07

JESSICA WELLS (b. 1974)
12. SATI 5.30

ERIK SATIE (1866–1925)
transcriptions: Emily Granger
13. Gymnopédie No. 1 (transcr. solo harp) 3.26
14. Gymnopédie No. 3 (transcr. flute & harp) 2.39

SALLY GREENAWAY (b. 1984)
Poems for flute & harp
15. Poem I. 1.04
16. Poem II. 2.42
17. Poem III. 1.56

Total Duration: 57.18

Sally Walker, flute
Emily Granger, harp

Recording (LIVE): 2 & 3 October 2022, Llewellyn Hall, National Australian University, Canberra
Recording producer: Thomas Wieber

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