Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra play four Christmas songs that I arranged for Solo Violin and Strings released by Deutsche Grammophon.
From Daniel: Four of the most beautiful Christmas songs ever written, in brand new arrangements by Paul Bateman, one of the great arrangers of our time. I’m joined by our Zürcher Kammerorchester on a new digital EP (Extended Play).
A Christmas EP from Fred Hall, Costa Rican tenor with the National Symphony Orchestra. Conducted and arranged by yours truly.
10 years ago I conducted a new recording of John Jeffreys’ Violin Concerto (1951) with Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay and the Philharmonia Orchestra but the composer died two weeks before the recording and it was never released. It is now on YouTube and it includes a short video introduction by myself. It’s a very profoundly moving and beautiful piece. Please click this link: https://youtu.be/XDtel61odBw
During lockdown Daniel Hope has so far presented 60 episodes of [email protected], now [email protected] On Tour for the ARTE Channel. He regularly commissions new arrangements plus a reduction of The Carnival of the Animals for five players for social distancing. He is also recording a new album with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra that features many of my arrangements.
November 2020 – lockdown 2. [email protected] returned with a new series. “The Next Generation”. Arrangements for this series:
Some Enchanted Evening, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Edelweiss, It Might As Well Be Spring, A Fellow Needs a Girl
For Daniel with Max Mutzke and Marialy Pacheco – You, Unsere Nacht and Gitanerias and for the Airlettes, Stille Nacht and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
With Tam Ward – Fly Me To The Moon, My Way, It Was A Very Good Year and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
With Thomas Hampson – Panis Angelicus and White Christmas.
With the New Century Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco – Scène d’Amour from Vertigo (Bernard Herrmann), I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Reductions from full strings to Quintet: Five Copland Songs, Dvorak – Humoreske, Elgar – Salut d’Amour, Weill – September Song.
French Songs – La Mer, Chanson l’Auvergnat and Göttingen.
New arrangement of Elgar’s Nimrod for Daniel to record with Amarcord.
As with everybody else, the brakes have to go on for a while. Let’s hope not for too long but we have to do whatever we need to do to get to the other side and I hope and pray that all my family, friends and colleagues stay well.
I hope to update again in the not too distant future. Love to you all.
A romantic programme with the RPO at Cadogan Hall featuring soloists Clare Hammond and Duncan Riddell.
Another concert with the legend that is José Carreras, perfectly accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia. The setting (a World Heritage site) was extraordinary – and a new concert hall completely faced with mirrors to reflect the surrounding desert.
December 17th 2019 Festive Movie music with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman
Huawei Technologies present Russell Watson, Carly Paoli, Laura Wright and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman
As last year I celebrate Christmas music with the Royal Philharmonic and the London Community Gospel Choir in BT’s annual concert at the Royal Albert Hall. I’m also there on the 14th with the same choir and orchestra.