GEORGE LLOYD: The Piano Concertos

GEORGE LLOYD: The Piano Concertos

Martin Roscoe pianoKathryn Stott pianoBBC Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraGeorge Lloyd conductor LYRITA SRCD 2421 3 The piano was not George Lloyd’s instrument and thus he came to writing piano concertos later in his life. The composition of the four...
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Hugh the Drover

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Hugh the Drover

Plus Songs and Folk song arrangements Mary Lewis, Tudor Davies, etcBritish National Opera CompanyMalcolm Sargent conductor Albion Records ALBCD060 The operas of Vaughan Williams have never gained a permanent place in the repertory, which is a pity. Hugh the Drover,...
DAVID MATTHEWS: Symphony No. 9

DAVID MATTHEWS: Symphony No. 9

Plus Variations for Strings and Double Concerto for Violin and Viola Sara Trickey violinSarah-Jane Bradley violaEnglish Symphony OrchestraEnglish String OrchestraKenneth Woods conductor Nimbus Alliance NI 6382 Kenneth Woods, conductor of the English Symphony...
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS

HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS

Rarities for Recorder (two CDs) John Turner recorderStephen Bettaney pianoLaura Robinson recorderCatherine Yates violaAlex Mitchell viola DIVINE ART   ddx 21245 John Turner is the doyen of British recorder players, having premièred some 600 works. He continues to...
PHILIP SAWYERS: Various

PHILIP SAWYERS: Various

Symphony No 3, Songs of Loss and Regret, Fanfare April Fredrick sopranoEnglish Symphony OrchestraEnglish String OrchestraKenneth Woods conductor Philip Sawyers’ Third Symphony of (so far) six symphonies was completed in 2016, and it is a muscular work rooted in tonal...
HOWARD SKEMPTON: 50 Preludes and Fugues for Organ

HOWARD SKEMPTON: 50 Preludes and Fugues for Organ

Two CDs, First Recordings Matthew Owens organ RESONANCE CLASSICS   RES10336 The composer’s note to this recording of Howard Skempton’s ‘50 Preludes and Fugues for Organ’ begins by expressing the likely reaction of many people when first encountering this project....