Mihailo Trandafilovski: Polychromy

Mihailo Trandafilovski: Polychromy

msv 28629 (Divine Art, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (11 November 2022)

Playing time: 70'08"
Tracks: 9
Booklet pages: 16
℗ 2022 Divine Art Ltd / Diversions LLC
© 2022 Divine Art Ltd / Diversions LLC
Main country of recording: United Kingdom
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Mihailo Trandafilovski: Polychromy published on 19 December 2022

Peter Sheppard Skærved, violin (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9)
Roger Heaton, clarinet (track 2)
Mihailo Trandafilovski, violin (tracks 3 and 4)
Linda Merrick, clarinet (track 5)
Roderick Chadwick, piano (track 5)
Neil Heyde, cello (track 6)
Miyabi Guitar Duo: Saki Kato and Hugh Millington (track 7)

Mihailo Trandafilovski (born 1974):

1 Chaconne

2 Sandglass

3 Mozaik
4 Nitki

5 Weaxan

6 Polychromy

7 String Dune(s)

Grain - Song
8 Grain
9 Song

This album, featuring several of the UK's most accomplished performers, explores the Macedonian composer's search for 'chroma' (colour) in both harmonic and formal structures, traditional and experimental sonorities and in a need for deeply dedicated performances of physical directness. The composer's challenging quest has produced a program of works with interweaving strands of expression, some of which were written during the pandemic lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. Mihailo Trandafilovski is a performer-composer in the mould of Telemann, Bartók, Joachim and Liszt. Like them, it is quite impossible to separate his compositional and instrumental imaginations, and he exhibits a swirling yet sold inter-dependence between the energies of each. His contribution to the violin is extraordinary; his violin-piano duos - sonatas in all but name, concerti, violin duos, chamber works and pedagogical works are gifts for audiences and players alike. Previous recordings of his works have attracted glowing reviews around the world.