Letters to the Immortal Beloved
No. 3. Meine unsterbliche Geliebte
From Chamber Music – CURRENT, B. / STANILAND, A. / OESTERLE, M. / WRIGHT, J.K. (Elements Eternal) (2015)
Released by Naxos
Wright: Letters to the Immortal Beloved – No. 3. Meine unsterbliche Geliebte
These pieces are some of the best of many new works commissioned by the internationally acclaimed and award-winning Gryphon Trio. Brian Current’s These Begin to Catch Fire was inspired by patterns of brilliant sunlight reflecting off the waters of Lake Muskoka, while Andrew Staniland’s Solstice Songs is a lyrical exploration of time’s universal markers, described by the composer as ‘the poetry of sound’. Michael Oesterle’s Centennials is a tribute to three individuals who would have celebrated their 100th birthday in 2012, and James K. Wright’s song cycle was inspired by Beethoven’s passionate letters to his eternally mysterious “Immortal Beloved”.