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Daniel Hope

Hope (CD)

In this album called “Hope”, created during lockdown, violinist Daniel Hope presents a highly personal, yet distinctive collection of timeless classics by Schubert, Elgar and Pärt, several beloved traditional songs in stunning new instrumental versions and a brand-new arrangement of the inspiring and spiritual Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramírez. “Music has a tremendous power,” says Daniel Hope. “This album is my attempt to send out a ray of hope and to provide people, myself included, with a sense of support and perhaps even consolation.” Well-known favourites from Hope’s childhood such as Amazing Grace and Danny Boy are as integral to this album as Schubert’s Die Nacht and “Nimrod” from Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Several different periods are illuminated in this way, and the same is true of the most disparate styles and musical contexts. Daniel Hope is joined by the Zürcher Kammerorchester as well as prestigious singers like the vocal ensemble Amarcord, baritone Thomas Hampson and jazz-singer Colin Rich.

TRACK LIST

Ramírez, Ariel (1921 – 2010)
Misa Criolla
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus
V. Agnus Dei

Dowland, John (ca.1563 – 1626)
The Third Booke of Songes: 2. Time Stands Still

Schubert, Franz (1797 – 1828)
Die Nacht, D.534

Giazotto, Remo (1910 – 1998)
Albinoni, Tomaso (1671 – 1751)
Adagio in G minor

El-Khoury, Béchara
Byblos The Old City

Pärt, Arvo (*1935)
Spiegel im Spiegel

Elgar, Edward (1857 – 1934)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma Variations”: Variation IX (Adagio) "Nimrod"

Foster, Stephen (1826 – 1864)
Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway

Traditional
Danny Boy

Andre, Fabian (1910 – 1960)
Schwandt, Wilbur (1904 – 1998)
Dream a little Dream of Me

Traditional
Amazing Grace