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Kokoschka's Doll
Various composers

Sir John Tomlinson

Kokoschka's Doll

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Format: CD
Label: Champs Hill
UPC: 5060212591579
Catnr: CHRCD 150
Release date: 07 February 2020
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Label
Champs Hill
UPC
5060212591579
Catalogue number
CHRCD 150
Release date
07 February 2020
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About the album

The inspiration for Kokoschka’s Doll derived from the exhibition Silent Partners, featuring the role of mannequins in art, at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in 2014. There, Sir John Tomlinson and Rozanna Madylus saw photographs of the life-size doll Oskar Kokoschka commissioned to help him to come to terms with the absence of Alma Mahler after their tempestuous relationship had come to an end. They felt that a work exploring the way women have been objectified sexually throughout history – as models and muses, as objects rather than as real women – might prove a fruitful addition to the repertoire we had been building for Counterpoise since its inception in 2008.

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Counterpoise

Counterpoise is a highly acclaimed ensemble consisting of some of the most sought-after instrumentalists in the UK. It was formed in 2008 to give the first performances of a new work, On the Edge, commissioned from the outstanding young English composer Edward Rushton. Its programmes cross musical genres and explore the relationship between music, poetry and visual elements, seeking also to develop aspects of narrative and other extramusical influences. The unconventional line-up of violin, trumpet, saxophone and piano enables composers to create new soundworlds and to experiment with challenging fusions of music, text and visuals. Since Counterpoise was inaugurated, the ensemble has worked with distinguished artists such as Sir John Tomlinson, Sir Willard White and Eleanor Bron, and with leading...
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Counterpoise is a highly acclaimed ensemble consisting of some of the most sought-after instrumentalists in the UK. It was formed in 2008 to give the first performances of a new work, On the Edge, commissioned from the outstanding young English composer Edward Rushton. Its programmes cross musical genres and explore the relationship between music, poetry and visual elements, seeking also to develop aspects of narrative and other extramusical influences. The unconventional line-up of violin, trumpet, saxophone and piano enables composers to create new soundworlds and to experiment with challenging fusions of music, text and visuals. Since Counterpoise was inaugurated, the ensemble has worked with distinguished artists such as Sir John Tomlinson, Sir Willard White and Eleanor Bron, and with leading composers in addition to Rushton, notably John Casken, David Matthews, Charlotte Bray and Jean Hasse. Counterpoise has appeared at the City of London, Cheltenham, Buxton and Newbury Festivals, as well as other significant venues up and down the country including Kings Place, London, and St George’s Brandon Hill. The ensemble’s debut recording, Deadly Pleasures, made in 2013, was highly acclaimed. Future plans include Medea’s Cell by David Blake and Keith Warner with Susan Bullock, and another work by John Casken: a Lear project, again featuring Sir John Tomlinson.

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