Alexandra Soumm (violin), Julien Quentin (piano) and the Brodsky Quartet in music by Ravel, plus Mexican composers Javier Alvarez and Mario Lavista.
Sean Rafferty introduces music from Fiddlefest 2, the chamber music festival recorded in 2009 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
With performances of Ravel's concert showpiece Tzigane and the string quartet which he deidicated to Faure. In between, there are contemporary pieces by two Mexican composers. Javier Alvarez's Metro Chabacono was written in1991 to accompany an installation by sculptor Marcos Limenez, which was displayed in Mexico City's busiest subway station also called Metro Chabacano. Alvarez studied composition with Mario Lavista and his quartet Reflejos de noche which has a whispery, eerie sound should only be performed in low light.
Ravel: Tzigane - Rapsodie de concert
Alexandra Soumm (violin)
Julien Quentin (piano)
Javier Alvarez: Alvarez Metro Chabacano
Mario Lavista: Reflejos de la Noche
Ravel: String Quartet in F
Daniel Rowland, Ian Belton (violins)
Paul Cassidy (viola)
Jacqueline Thomas (cello).