Dayer - Chamber Music | Claves CD3007

Dayer - Chamber Music


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Label: Claves

Cat No: CD3007

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 10th December 2021



‘This CD reflects 20 years of companionship. Since 1999, when the Swiss Chamber Concerts were created, I have commissioned eight new works from Xavier Dayer, ranging from solo to camerata. Five of them, with evocative titles, are presented here: Solus cum solo / Come heavy sleep / De Umbris (II) / Nocturne / Mémoire, cercles. Listening to them immediately plunges us into a world of sound that gradually weaves the tantalising tapestry of a cathedral between light and shadow, as if suspended and unchanging in a constantly renewed space.

‘The listener is gradually captivated by the slow and organic growth of sonorous arborescence, the explosive energy of which is deployed between night and dream. In this labyrinth, formed of as many fixed points as vanishing lines and enhanced by quarter-tone harmonies, there are bursts – sometimes gushing from the depths of the Renaissance – that create deep resonance, irrigating our memory with wide grooves. They converge towards a limpid force: that of the quest for a powerful musical identity whose spirituality appears as singular as it is authentic.’

– Daniel Haefliger

Swiss Chamber Soloists:
- Heinz Holliger (oboe)
- Felix Renggli (flute)
- Irene Abrigo (violin)
- Daria Zappa (violin)
- Jürg Dähler (viola)
- Daniel Haefliger (cello)

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