Corinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Chrysalis

Corinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Chrysalis
Artist: Corinne Morris \ Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Duration: 58:23
Album: Chrysalis
Recording Date: July 26, 2016 - July 27, 2016
Genre: Classical
Styles: Concerto
Recording Location: Usher Hall Edinburgh, UK
Release Date: October 13, 2017

Cellist Corinne Morris has a compelling story: sidelined by overuse injuries, she found help from a sports therapist and was reunited with her cello, which she had had to sell. The album title Chrysalis refers here to development with a common element, and Morris' program runs from Baroque to Classical with the transitional, late-Vivaldian Cello Concerto in G minor of Viennese composer Georg Matthias Monn in the middle.

This little-known work was sometimes played by Jacqueline du Pré, but Morris' version, with the cellist surrounded by the players of the conductorless Scottish Chamber Orchestra, is distinctive, and Morris' smooth melodic style fits the work. Whether it can quite stand up as the centerpiece is another question, but the early Haydn Cello Concerto in C major, Hob. 7b/1, seems to proceed logically from it, and Haydn may well have known the work. One can wish for a bit more Classical grace from the SCO in the latter two works as well, but overall this is a worthwhile return from Morris.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Pièces en Concert
Prélude / François CouperinCorinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra2:12
Siciliène / François CouperinCorinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra2:24
La Tromba / François CouperinCorinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra1:25
Plainte / François CouperinCorinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra5:43
Air de Diable / François CouperinCorinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra1:51
Cello Concerto in G minor
Allegro / Georg Matthias MonnCorinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra6:37
Adagio / Georg Matthias MonnCorinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra7:08
Allegro non tanto / Georg Matthias MonnCorinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra5:01
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb: 1
Moderato / Franz Joseph HaydnCorinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra10:17
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, HOB. VIIb: 1
Adagio / Franz Joseph HaydnCorinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra9:08
Allegro molto / Franz Joseph HaydnCorinne Morris / Scottish Chamber Orchestra6:37

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