Chasing Moonbeams: Light Music Classics

Chasing Moonbeams: Light Music Classics

Paul Guinery piano EMR CD077 Best known as a Radio 3 presenter Paul Guinery shows us here that he is also an accomplished pianist. Here he is able to negotiate his way around some very tricky piano writing in this selection in the light music genre, a type we hear far...
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Complete Works for Violin and Piano

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Complete Works for Violin and Piano

Midori Komachi violinSimon Callaghan piano  Musikaleido MKCD 002  Musikaleido is the personal recording company belonging to virtuoso violinist Midori Komachi. This CD of the Complete Works for Violin and Piano by Ralph Vaughan Williams spans much of his...
On This Shining Night

On This Shining Night

Music for Voice and String Quartet Coull String QuartetRoderick Williams baritone and arrangerSophie Bevan sopranoJames Gilchrist tenor SOMM Recordings  SOMMCD 0654 Music for voice and string quartet is quite rare. Perhaps not every string quartet wants to take...
Piano Impressions from the British Isles

Piano Impressions from the British Isles

Roel Praas piano SNTCD 1522052 Firstly, a niggle. This is a disc of British music, the title is in English, the works are named in English, but then all the notes are in Dutch and German only.  An odd choice to my mind.  Lennox Berkeley’s Six Preludes from...
ED HUGHES: Music for the South Downs

ED HUGHES: Music for the South Downs

New Music playersPrimrose Piano Quartet MÉTIER msv 28623 Ed Hughes is Professor of Composition at the University of Sussex. In 1990 he founded the New Music Players, a contemporary ensemble comprising up to 25 world class performers. Different groups from among these...
BRITISH CHAMBER MUSIC

BRITISH CHAMBER MUSIC

Clive Jenkins, Gerald Finzi, Don Sherman, Alan Ridout, William Lloyd Webber, Ronald Binge, Cecilia McDowell, Joseph Horovitz, Robin Milford, Elias Parish-Alvars Chamber Ensemble of London Peter Fisher violin, director SOMM CD 0653 The title on the booklet cover is the...