JACQUES COHEN: Various

JACQUES COHEN: Various

The Lady of Satis House – When the Bough Breaks – From Behind Glass Marie Vassiliou sopranoTippett Quartet MERIDIAN CDE 84668 While it is generally believed that the true-life model for Dickens’ Miss Havisham in Great Expectations was the Australian Miss Eliza...
RICHARD BLACKFORD: Various

RICHARD BLACKFORD: Various

LaSagrada Familia;  Babel, A Cantata BBC National Orchestra of WalesIkon Singers and Ensemble David Hill conductor Lyrita SRCD432  Richard Blackford who is 70 this year has, over 40 years, developed an international career. It is to the credit of his teachers,...
CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Cushendall

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Cushendall

Irish Song Cycles  Sharon Carty mezzo soprano                                                                                                               Benjamin Russell baritone                                                                                       ...
CHROMOSPHERE

CHROMOSPHERE

Czech Philharmonic Wind Ensemble Divine Art DDX21117 As a follow up to a previous disc, Twisted Skyscape (DDX2118), the present CD offers five works for woodwind orchestra, all première recordings. The five composers are Keiron Anderson, Judith Bingham, Charlotte...
RICHARD BLACKFORD: Songs of Nadia Anjuman

RICHARD BLACKFORD: Songs of Nadia Anjuman

Britten SinfoniaElizabeth Watts soprano NIMBUS ALLIANCE   NI 6444 This is an extraordinary set of songs by Richard Blackford to poems by Nadia Anjuman (1980-2005). Originally written in Dari, they have been most skilfully translated into English, and the texts...
RAVEL, BERKELEY & POUNDS

RAVEL, BERKELEY & POUNDS

Sinfonia of LondonJohn Wilson conductor CHANDOS CHSA 5324 An odd sort of programme? Well, no. The link is that Berkeley received informal lessons from Ravel and Pounds from Berkeley, so the subtitle of the notes is ‘mentors and pupils’, and the pupils manifestly...