SOMM Recordings SOMMCD275
Vaughan Williams – Concerto Accademico in D minor
Hesketh – Inscription-Transformation
Dutilleux, arr. Hesketh – Au gré des ondes
Ravel – Tzigane, M. 76 (version for violin & orchestra)
Ravel – Violin Sonata no. 2, M. 77
Janet Sung violin
Simon Callaghan piano
Jac van Steen conductor
SOMM Recordings’ “The Deeper the Blue...” offers an intriguing exploration of colour and timbre in music and a revealing investigation of the connections between four very different composers over a near-100-year period.
Taking its title from painter Wassily Kandinsky’s assertion that a deepening colour ultimately “turns into silent stillness and becomes white”, the recording illuminates the intimate relationship between student and teacher: Vaughan Williams and Maurice Ravel, Kenneth Hesketh with Henri Dutilleux and the influence on Dutilleux of Ravel.