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Daniel Hope - For Seasons is KUCI 'Featured CD'

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Violinist Daniel Hope recently received a lot of attention for his work with composer Max Richter who deconstructs familiar classics by incorporating newer aesthetic sensibilities, techniques, and technology. For Seasons, not Four Seasons maintains the tremulous and and assertive elements of the Vivaldi, but new and subtly radical alterations are made both in performance style and in the use electronic instruments. Hope has added 13 more pieces, 12 named after the months of the year and a postscript. These works address a unique feeling for each month and vary widely in style from the hymn "Amazing Grace" to works by Kurt Weill, Bach, Chilly Gonzales, Brahms and Aphex Twin. Classical and Contemporary genre boundaries dissolve in a music of passionate involvement. 

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