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Encore! Encore! 
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Peter Fisher 
Peter Hewitt 

Peter Fisher, violin and Peter Hewitt, piano

Encore! Encore!

Salon music and short pieces by Fritz Kreisler, Alfredo d'Ambrosio and others, recorded to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kreisler's death.

Label: LITmus. You can buy this CD online here

Full Track Listings and sample MP3 clips

1. Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani
2. Kreisler: Preghiera in the style of Padre Martini
3. Kreisler: La Précieuse in the style of Louis Couperin
4. Mischa Elman: Canto Amoroso (Sammartini)
5. Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois
6. Kreisler: Caprice Viennois
7. Kreisler: Marche Miniature Viennoise
8. Edward Elgar: Salut d'Amour
9. Alfredo d'Ambrosio: Sonnet Allègre
10. d'Ambrosio: Canzonetta Op. 6
11: d'Ambrosio: Romance Op. 9
12: d'Ambrosio: Sérénade Op.4
13: Jenö Hubay: Hejre Kati
14: Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs
       Kreisler: Three Old Viennese Dances:
15: Liebesfreud
16: Liebesleid
17: Schön Rosmarin
18: Kreisler: Londonderry Air
19: Vittorio Monti: Czardas


“I knew nothing about the Litmus label, nor about the performers, but I accepted this CD for review because I cannot resist 75 minutes of Viennese pastries and suchlike. I am glad I did. Peter Fisher is the real thing, a polished performer who loves what he is doing and who wants you to love it too. Some morning he might be standing in line behind you at the store, waiting to purchase a point of milk or a bottle of aspirin. You probably wouldn’t realise that a terrific violinist was right next to you, but I think the rest of your day would nevertheless be better because your personal space intersected his for at least a moment.
Peter Hewitt, the label’s star pianist, is a fine and sensitive accompanist, but this disc clearly belongs to Fisher, as it should.
The sound is really gorgeous. Both musicians have been captured realistically in a warm, lively acoustic and there is ample detail. I’d say this CD passes the litmus test!”
International Record Review, November 2012

English Music for Strings 

The Chamber Ensemble of London, director and soloist Peter Fisher, violin

English Music For Strings - Purcell, Walton, Avison, et al

Music by: Charles Avison, Henry Purcell, Clive Jenkins, Paul Lewis, John Dankworth, 
Harold Edwin Darke, Nigel Brooks, Sir Edward Elgar, Frank Bridge,  Sir William Walton

Label: Campion Cameo Catalog #: 2045

Full Track Listings and sample MP3 clips

Charles Avison: Concerto in A op9 no 11
1. Largo
2. Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Aria (vivace)


5. Henry Purcell: Chacony in G minor for Strings


Clive Jenkins: Pastorale and Allegro

6. Pastorale
7. Allegro


William Walton: Two Pieces for Strings from Henry V

8. Passacaglia - Death of Falstaff
9. Touch Her Soft Lips and Part


Paul Lewis

10. Rosa Mundi


John Dankworth

11: Mariposas


12: Harold Darke: Meditation on Brother James's Air


13: Nigel Brooks: To My Love (Adagio for Strings)


14: Edward Elgar: Salut d'Amour


15: Frank Bridge: A Christmas Dance (Sir Roger de Coverley)

 

Over Hill, Over Dale 
CHAMBER ENSEMBLE OF LONDON, Director: Peter Fisher
Soloists: Peter Fisher and Maya Iwabuchi (violins) and Peter Adams (cello). 


OVER HILL, OVER DALE


Over Hill, Over Dale, CEOL's new CD, officially goes on sale at the English Music Festival on 24th June.

The CD is dedicated to Frances Andrade (1948-2013), a much-loved member of the Ensemble greatly missed.

HENRY PURCELL (1698-1695)
OVERTURE AND RONDEAU FROM ‘ABDELAZER’ (1695)
1. Overture
2. Rondeau

HAROLD DARKE (1888-1976)
3. FANTASY IN E MAJOR FOR STRING ORCHESTRA, op.39 (1930) Orchestration by Clive Jenkins
WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING

JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962)
4. THE HOLY BOY Arrangement for cello and strings by Christopher Palmer. Cello soloist: Peter Adams

GILES FARNABY (c.1653-1640)
SEVEN PIECES FOR STRING ORCHESTRA Arrangement by Sir Granville Bantock
WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING
5. (i) A Toye
6. (ii) Giles Farnaby’s Dreame
7. (iii) Giles Farnaby’s Conceit
8. (iv) His Rest
9. (v) His Humour
10. (vi) A Maske
11. (vii) Tower Hill

CLIVE JENKINS (*1938) SINFONIETTA FOR STRINGS (2007)
WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING
12. (i) Allegro non troppo
13. (ii) Moderato
14. (iii) Alla rustica
15. (iv) Allegro

SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
16. ELEGY FOR STRINGS, op.58 (1909)

SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD (1921-2004)
CONCERTO FOR TWO VIOLINS AND STRING ORCHESTRA, op.77 (1962)
Soloists: Peter Fisher, Maya Iwabuchi
17. (i) Allegro risoluto
18. (ii) Andantino
19. (iii) Vivace – presto PETER FISHER (*1962)

20. VARIATIONS ON ‘WIDECOMBE FAIR’ IN THE STYLE OF PAGANINI (2000)
WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDING
Soloist: Peter Fisher

Czech MusicThe Chamber Ensemble of London, director and soloist Peter Fisher, violin

St. Martin-in-the-Fileds, Trafalgar Square, London - Concerts by Candlelight

Music by Czech Composers and by Mozart - 2 Disc set

Disc 1
1. Smetana arr. Dankworth: Overture to The Bartered Bride
2. Slavic: Violin Concerto in A minor
3. Smetana: Two arias from "The Kiss"
4. Peter Fisher - introduction
5. Bartok: An evening in the village
6. Trnecek: Variations on Smetana's "Vltava"
7. Dvorak: Rusalka's Song to the Moon
8. Dvorak: Terinka's aria from "Jakobin"

Disc 2
Mozart: Concerto for flute and harp, K299 with David Watkins - harp and Brian Stewart - flute
1. Allegro
2. Andantino
3. Rondo-allegro
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - 4. Allegro, 5. Romance (andante), 6. Minuetto (allegretto), 7. Rondo
8. Encore - Haydn: Serenade