Gustav Mahler: Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Jacob ter Veldhuis: I was like, WOW!
César Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor*
Following international acclaim for its recording of French music, including the Gramophone Record of the Year Award in 2009, Quatuor Ebène joins Mitsuko Uchida for a performance of Franck's late Piano Quintet in F minor, one of the pinnacles of Franck's formidable chamber output.
Elsewhere, a selection of songs from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn is sung by Dutch baritone Henk Neven, who has been described variously as 'outstanding' (Sunday Times), an 'exceptional voice' (The Guardian) and a singer with 'astonishing technical finesse' (The Times).
Jacob Ter Veldhuis, composer of self-styled 'avant-garde pop', collaborated with Jörgen van Rijen to create 'I was like WOW!' for trombone and video, a melodious and poignant meditation on the stories of Iraq War veterans. Van Rijen, who is principal trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw who is principal trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw and Lucerne Festival Orchestras.Performers
Mitsuko Uchida piano*
Henk Neven baritone
Jörgen van Rijen trombone
Llŷr Williams piano