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Daniel Hope

Dance! w/Zurcher Kammerorchester

Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: February 2, 2024

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1 SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. Paul Bateman): Waltz No. 2 from Suite for Variety Orchestra  
2 SAINT-SAËNS (arr. Paul Bateman): Danse macabre  
3 PROKOFIEV (arr. Paul Bateman): “Dance of the Knights” from Romeo and Juliet  
4 TCHAIKOVSKY (arr. Paul Bateman): “Pas de deux” from Swan Lake  
5 MOZART: Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in B-flat (cadenza: Daniel Hope)  
6 SCHUBERT: Deutsche Tänze Nos. 1–5  
7 BIZET (arr. Paul Bateman): “Farandole” from L’Arlésienne  
8 OFFENBACH (arr. Paul Bateman): “Can-can (Galop infernal)” from Orphée aux enfers  
9 BRAHMS (arr. Paul Bateman): Hungarian Dance No. 5  
10 TRADITIONAL: Odessa Bulgar  
11 GARDEL (arr. Paul Bateman): Por una cabeza  
12 PIAZZOLLA: Escualo  
13 BARTÓK (arr. Arthur Willner): Román népi táncok (“Romanian Folk Dances”)  
14 LULLY: “Marche pour la cérémonie des turcs” from Le bourgeois gentilhomme  
15 HANDEL: “Rigaudon” from Water Music  
16 LOCKE: “Lilk” from The Tempest  
17 PURCELL: “Curtain Tune on a Ground” from Timon of Athens  
18 DALL’ABACO: Three movements from Concerto a più istrumenti in D  
19 MERULA: Ciaccona  
20 ANONYMOUS (16th century): Saltarello  
21 CONFORTO: “Fandango” from L’Endimione  
22 ANONYMOUS (14th century): Lamento di Tristano (e la rotta)  
23 WEINER (arr. Paul Bateman): “Róka-Tánc” (Fox Dance) from Divertimento No. 1  
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Daniel Hope has long been fascinated by the power of dance to move and inspire. Taking listeners on a journey through seven centuries of music history, his latest Deutsche Grammophon album, DANCE!, celebrates the rhythms that have set bodies in motion and lifted hearts since time began. With everything from the anonymous 14th-century Lamento di Tristano to Wojciech Kilar’s 1986 work Orawa, via classics by Purcell, Handel, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Florence Price and Duke Ellington, among many others, the album will be released digitally and on 2 CDs on 2 February 2024. 

Three of its tracks are set to be issued in the weeks to come, giving a taste of the rich variety of music on DANCE!: Waltz No. 2 from Shostakovich’s Suite for Variety Orchestra on 8 December 2023, “Ticklin’ Toes” from Florence Price’s 3 Little Negro Dances on 19 January 2024 and Carlos Gardel’s Por una cabeza alongside the album on 2 February. 

Hope first came up with a dance-based album concept over 20 years ago. Revisiting it for this DG project, he widened the repertoire considerably whilst sticking closely to his original concept – the universal significance and diversity of both dance and rhythm. He recorded DANCE! with the Zürcher Kammerorchester, of which he has been Music Director since 2016; some tracks feature the full orchestra, while others are performed by smaller ensembles created to suit the work or genre in question. Featuring new arrangements by Hope’s regular collaborator Paul Bateman, the album also boasts a stunning line-up of guest artists, including Jenö Lisztes (cimbalom), Omar Massa (bandoneon), Jacques Ammon (piano), Marie-Pierre Langlamet (harp) and Joscho Stephan (swing guitar). 

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