Raymond Deane - Ripieno . Violin Concerto . Samara
The three compositions on this disc were commissioned by RTÉ and premiered by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in 2000 (Ripieno), 2003 (Violin Concerto) and 2005 (Samara) as part of the orchestra’s Subscription Seasons. Ripieno, the largest work on the disc, was one of ten pieces recommended for broadcast by the prestigious International Rostrum of Composers in June 2000.
"I'm delighted that these three works will be more readily accessible to the public, as between them they encapsulate most of what I have learned about composition in my lifetime - so far." Raymond Deane
‘It's as if all of Deane is in [‘Samara’], his avant-garde training, the allure of the music of France, where he spends part of the year, tangy sounds of the Middle East (he's a passionate and public advocate of the Palestinian cause), and the haunting harmonic sensibility that graced some of his earliest music in the 1970s.’ The Irish Times, 2005