January 6, 2017
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A recording of Andrew Schultz’s Paradise – Five Songs for soprano, cello and piano, Opus 95 (2013) has been given a digital recording release by the three outstanding performers who gave the work its premiere in Paris in August 2015: Felicitas Fuchs (soprano), Li-Wei Qin (cello) and Bernard Lanskey (piano). This new recording was made at NUS in Singapore in October 2015 with Zhou Xiaodong the recording’s engineer and producer. Paradise was a finalist in the 2016 Art Music Awards and Highly Commended in the 2016 Paul Lowin Awards and consists of settings of the composer’s own texts.
The recording is available for sale and streaming on all major digital platforms including i-Tunes, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube. The release date of the recording is 6 January 2017 and the catalog number is Sedition 8.
The text of the songs, program note and composer’s biography are available to download as a PDF from this link: paradise-text-program-note-biog.
May 18, 2015
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Andrew Schultz’s Paradise for soprano, cello and piano (2013) will have its world premiere at La Loingtaine in Paris on Sunday, 7 June 2015 at 5pm. The performance will be given by the three musicians for whom the work was written: German soprano Felicitas Fuchs; cello virtuoso Li-Wei Qin and and well-travelled pianist Bernard Lanskey. The program also includes works by Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss – for full details and to obtain tickets, click here.
Thick glass catches light
then flashes and flames.
A slow rumble through space
is a deep throb then gone.
[Paradise, I. Suspended Earth]
Paradise is a setting of the composer’s own texts in five movements (I. Suspended Earth, II. Safety Glass, III. Child, who are you?, IV. Jigsaw, V. Almost Flight) and of about 20 minutes duration. Paradise will also have its Australian premiere this year – Halcyon will perform the work in Sydney on Thursday, 17 September. More details: http://wp.me/s28SRX-halcyon
When you dreamed, as children often do,
of flying above the earth,
cool and still:
is this what you had in mind?
[Paradise, V. Almost Flight]
La Loingtaine concert: infos
Andrew Schultz: courte biographie