CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Songs of Faith, Love and Nonsense

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Songs of Faith, Love and Nonsense

Roderick Williams baritoneJames Way tenorAndrew West piano SOMM RECORDINGS SOMMCD0627 This generous collection of song settings by C. V. Stanford contains 33 items divided into five different sections. Twenty-one are sung by baritone Roderick Williams, ten by tenor...
YORK BOWEN: Fragments

YORK BOWEN: Fragments

Fragments from Hans Andersen & Studies Nicolas Namoradze pianoHyperion CDA68303 The revival on CD of Bowen in recent years – not least from Hyperion – has been astonishing, although I wonder if he has yet found a wider public. (It’s hard to imagine a Bowen...
ENTENTE MUSICALE: Music for Violin and Piano

ENTENTE MUSICALE: Music for Violin and Piano

Clare Howick violinSimon Callaghan piano SOMMCD 0625 This carefully designed and interesting programme reflects the cultural warmth which developed in Edwardian times between France and England, a warmth fostered by the hedonistic Edward VII’s personal...
DICKY BIRD HOP: Light Music Classics

DICKY BIRD HOP: Light Music Classics

Paul Guinery piano EM-RECORDS CD064 Paul Guinery is clearly a sort of ‘Renaissance Man’. His warm enthusiasm for music will be familiar to anyone who listens to Radio 3, as he is an announcer (and a news reader) for the BBC. He is chairman of the Delius Trust and has...
PETER DICKINSON: Chamber and Instrumental Music

PETER DICKINSON: Chamber and Instrumental Music

Peter Sheppard Skærved violinRoderick Chadwick pianoKreutzer Quartet TOCCATA TOCC 0538 Though the music in this disc stretches from Metamorphosis in 1955 to the 2018 revision of Tranquillo, both for solo violin, its focus is rather more on the earlier part of Peter...
COOKE: Chamber Music

COOKE: Chamber Music

The Pleyel EnsembleJonathan Rimmer fluteJanet Hilton clarinetHeather Bills celloHarvey Davies piano Mike Purton Recording MPR109 In his extensive accompanying programme note, pianist Harvey Davies mentions that Arnold Cooke has been called the English Hindemithian and...