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Philip Mann - Ensemble Bravura

Finding Home feat. Jason Vieaux, Alexa Still

Sony Classical
Release Date: March 4, 2022

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Finding Home from Suite for Strings
Michael Fine - Concierto del Luna
Michael Fine - A Time of Uncertainties
1 MICHAEL FINE: Finding Home (from Suite for Strings) 5:12  
2 AARON JAY KERNIS: Air (for Flute and Piano) 13:37  
3 MICHAEL FINE: A Time of Uncertainties (from Three Orchestral Essays) 7:10  
4 MICHAEL FINE: Concierto del Luna, for Flute, Guitar and Orchestra / Adagio 10:42  
5 Moderato (Freely) 2:26  
6 Allegro ma non troppo 2:05  
7 SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 9:27  
8 AARON COPLAND: Appalachian Spring (Ballet for Martha) 27:01  
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SONY Classics announces the debut release of Philip Mann conducting Ensemble Bravura on the storied label. Mann, who has previously recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, created ‘Finding Home’ with a vision of illustrating and celebrating the music of composers who unexpectedly found homes – musical and otherwise – in unexpected places. Central to this endeavor were the connections shared by American composers Aaron Copland, Michael Fine, and Aaron Jay Kernis in their Jewish and Russian heritage, while Sergei Prokofiev composed his beloved Overture on Hebrew Themes during his American residency at the behest of Russian Jewish immigrants to the United States. The result is an evocative album of music that spans more than a century but reveals timeless, shared inner bonds and immutable common inspirations.

Maestro Mann commissioned Fine’s “Concierto del Luna” for Flute and Guitar specifically for this recording. Flutist, Alexa Still and guitarist Jason Vieaux appear in the world premiere as soloists. Utilizing a common and favored pairing, flute and guitar, Michael Fine scored a first-of-its-kind concerto for chamber orchestra. “A Time for Uncertainties,” a selection from composer Michael Fine’s “Three Orchestral Essays” also receives its world premiere. Acclaimed pianist Tatiana Roitman Mann joins Alexa Still in the first recording of the flute and piano version of Aaron Jay Kernis’s Air, previously popularized in its violin and piano/orchestra versions.

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