Canonici, Corrado

double bass
Corrado Canonici has been awarded the 1993, 1997 and 1999 New York INMC Award, the Darmstadt Prize and the “Xenakis” Prize for Interpretation, Paris 1992. He studied double bass – with Bruno Tommaso – and composition at the Conservatoire “G. Rossini” in Pesaro (Italy) and has attended both master classes for double bass held by Franco Petracchi, Luigi Milani and Gary Karr, and seminars of composition held by Hans Werner Henze and Brian Ferneyhough. After several years of orchestral work, Corrado Canonici moved to a full solo career: in this vest he has given concerts in France, Italy, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Holland and the USA. In the States he also held master classes at, amongst others, New York University (1996 Performer-in-Residence), Harvard University, Boston University, Arnold Schönberg Institute (University of Southern California) and the Manhattan School of Music.

Leonard, Sarah

Soprano Sarah Leonard is a leading singer of twentieth century and contemporary music. She received her early training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, after which she joined the BBC Singers and the Endymion Ensemble. In 1988 she performed the role of Drusilla in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea under Richard Hickox on Virgin -- one of her few recordings of repertory works. She has worked extensively with the Hilliard Ensemble and the Michael Nyman Band, and, beginning in 1994, with pianist Malcolm Martineau on his series, "A Century of English Song," which was released in several volumes on the Somm label. In 1997 she sang the premiere of Helmut Lachenmann's Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern, a work she later recorded on Kairos. Leonard has also appeared with the Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony. Her other recordings include music of Luigi Nono, György Ligeti, Kurt Weill, and Howard Skempton.

Lukoszevieze, Anton

Cellist Anton Lukoszevieze is one of the most diverse performers of his generation and is notable for his performances of avant-garde, experimental and improvised music. Anton has given many performances at numerous international festivals throughout Europe and the USA (Maerzmusik, Donaueschingen, Wien Modern, GAS, Transart, Ultima, etc.etc.). He has also made frequent programmes and broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, Danish Radio, SR2, Sweden, Deutschland Rundfunk, WDR, Germany and ORT, Austria. Deutschlandfunk, Berlin produced a radio portrait of him in September, 2003. Anton has also performed concerti with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the 2001 Aldeburgh festival and the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with many composers and performers including David Behrman, Alvin Lucier, Amnon Wolman, Pierre Strauch, Rytis Mazulis, Karlheinz Essl, Helmut Oehring, Christopher Fox, Philip Corner, Alvin Curran, Phill Niblock and Laurence Crane. He is also founder and director of the ensemble Apartment House.
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A disc showcasing new works for double bass, solo and with voice or cello: from the title work, Dillon's setting of Gaelic poetry for soprano & bass, and Maw's characterful Old King's Lament, to Chris Fox's extraordinary combination of frenetic bass and other-worldly cello.


"[In James Dillon's 'A Roaring Flame'] the Gaelic and Provencal texts and sinuous vocal line give the music a haunting beauty, which is realised with superb concentration by both performers."
BBC Music Magazine 2004


Recording date: 9-11 December 2002

Recording venue: St John's Church, Loughton, Essex

Engineer & Producer: David Lefeber 
Editing & mastering: Davis Lefeber

Cover image: Francois Hall

(P) 2004 NMC Recordings Ltd

United Music Publishers
Fox Edition
Edition Peters
Margun Music
Yorke Edition
Alfred Kalmus
Catalogue number:
NMC D079
Release Date:
4 January 2004