John MAYER: Violin Concerto No. 2 • Jonathan MAYER: Sitar Concerto No. 2

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“the solo work in his Sitar Concerto is gorgeous” (**** BBC Music Mag)
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John MAYER (1939–2004)
1. Violin Concerto No. 2, ‘Sarangi ka Sangit’ (1978)
Sasha Rozhdestvensky violin
Jonathan Mayer tampura

Jonathan MAYER (1975–)
2. Sitar Concerto No. 2 (2019)
Jonathan Mayer sitar

3. Concerto for the Instruments of an Orchestra (1976)

Jonathan MAYER
4. Pranam (2019)
Jonathan Mayer sitar
Shahbaz Hussain tabla

BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Debashish Chaudhuri

1. Premiere commercial recording
2–4 Premier recordings

Producer: Andrew Walton (K&A Productions)

Press Quotes

“In its opening movement the violin [Concerto No. 2], played with winning intensity by Sasha Rozhdestvensky, is surrounded by antiphonal instrumental cries and seems to be exploring an enchanted realm, its soundworld pleasurably unplaceable… the solo work in his Sitar Concerto is gorgeous” (**** / **** BBC Music Mag)

“If you like, you can call John Mayer’s music ‘fusion’ but to me it’s simply ‘Mayer’ – distinctive, personal, and deeply attractive. His son continues the lineage in his own brace of works and does so with a similar sensibility.” (MusicWeb International)

“The exceedingly fine Violin Concerto No.2 is an excellent example of the success of his approach. Both Eastern and Western idioms appear, undiluted, yet the concerto sounds as a cohesive whole… gorgeous central slow movement [Sitar Concerto No. 2], heavy with intoxicating perfumes” (Records International)

“Fascinating program, simply fascinating!… The soloists including Sasha Rozhdestvensky, Jonathan Mayer, Shahbaz Hussain on tablas and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Debashish Chaudhuri are impeccable!” (PanM360)

“This is a fascinating and mind-expanding disc, clearly one of the most interesting of the year so far.” (The Art Music Lounge)

Strong performances of fascinating concertos by John & Jonathan Mayer, with breathless energy from violinist Sasha Rozhdestvensky, & hypnotic playing from Jonathan Mayer & Shahbaz Hussain(Classical Notes)

This is a strange but wonderful concerto… I was won over by the music from both father and son… I recommend this eclectic collection. (Fanfare)