It was a crafted programme of impeccable and compelling performance. — Oamaru Times, New Zealand
The year 2021 marks thirty years since the death of Miles Davis, fifty since the death of Igor Stravinsky, and five hundred since that of the Renaissance maestro Josquin des Prez. All three of these inimitable artists have the power not only to change the way we hear the music of their time, but to change the way we hear music itself.
The ‘Moonlight’ sonata introduces a concert dedicated to the power of the moon on composers including Schubert, Sting and Henry Mancini, not neglecting Nicholas Britell’s Oscar-nominated score for the film Moonlight (2015). At the heart of the performance is Schoenberg’s impassioned meditation on nocturnal light, Verklärte Nacht.
Using the wonders of Harry Potteresque magic to move through time and space, we are transported to the epoch of Virgil’s Aeneid by way of the extraordinary sound world that flourished in late seventeenth-century England.
The latest O/Modernt album, 'From the Ground Up: The Chaconne', has been released on Signum Classics on 7 June 2019 and has been chosen as the Gramophone Concept Album Award winner 2020!
The Award celebrates imaginative A&R, ear-catching programming and, above all, faultless execution, all of which is found in this album in which Ticciati has surrounded himself with instrumentalists ‘so at one with the chaconne repertoire’