The Art of Black & White

by Lyell Cresswell

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about

The chamber music of Lyell Cresswell deserves wider attention, especially in his native country, so it is with enormous pride that we offer this excellent collection.

Lyell is one of New Zealand’s most important contemporary composers. He has written for most genres and settings across a broad classical spectrum, but much of his chamber music (particularly unrecorded songs and piano works) have remained unrecorded—until now. The Art of Black and White addresses that—with a vengeance.
The compositions on this album were written over a long period and highlight the diverse quality of Lyell’s output. Recognised as a significant voice in contemporary music, his achievements in Europe attest to his international standing.

Stephen de Pledge is the ideal pianist for this material. He has established himself as a committed and exceptional advocate of New Zealand music for many years. Accompanying him on this album are two exceptional muscians, tenor Christopher Bowen and soprano Jennifer Maybee.

In On the Spiritual in Art, Kandinsky states that clarity leads towards white and obscurity towards black. Together they give the greatest contrast — ‘the art of black and white’. He writes, “Colour is a power which directly influences the soul. Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammer, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hands which play, touching one key or another to cause vibrations in the Soul. White is used to colour pure joy and infinite purity. Black is the robe of greatest, deepest sorrow and the symbol of death”. — From Lyell Cresswell’s liner notes

credits

released October 22, 2017

Performed by:
Stephen de Pledge (piano)
Christopher Bowen (voice)
Jennifer Maybee (voice)

Produced by Kenneth Young
Engineered by Steve Garden
Assisted by John Kim
Designed by UnkleFranc
Printed by Studio Q

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