The Gateway Chamber Orchestra is joined by the Grammy-winning team from Soundmirror for two exemplary performances of milestone chamber works penned 100 years apart, including some of Mozart’s most mature and famous craftsmanship. Enjoy the virtuosic playing and incredible recorded sound quality of these majestic Wind Serenades.
Once again collaborating with the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, SoundMirror masterfully recorded and mastered this album featuring chamber symphonies by George Enescu and Franz Schreker, as well as Arnold Schoenburg's milestone composition Chamber Symphony, Op. 9, a signature work for Gateway Chamber Orchestra. This album was included in the portfolio for producer Blanton Alspaugh's 2013 GRAMMY win for Classical Producer of the Year.
Reinecke Cello Concerto
When award-winning cellist Michael Samis discovered the neglected Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in D Minor, Op. 82, by Carl Heinrich Reinecke (1795-1883), its “soaring melodies and brilliant virtuosity” immediately inspired him to learn it. Of this brilliant and prolific Romantic-era composer’s nearly 300 works, the vast majority are rarely included in today’s performing repertoire and are largely unknown to the musical public.
Along with the premiere of the Reinecke Cello Concerto, the album also offers a varied assortment of remarkable shorter works by Sir John Tavener, Ernest Bloch (for solo cello), Robert Schumann (with orchestra), and Osvaldo Golijov (with marimba). Michael’s smooth and sonorous cello is beautifully complemented by the Gateway Chamber Orchestra under the assured baton of conductor Gregory Wolynec (Reinecke, Schumann) and accomplished marimbist Eric Willie (Golijov).