Performed by Adam Pounds (guitar) & Dinah Pounds (flute)
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Also includes Malcolm Arnold: Sonatina op. 41, Fantasy for Recorder and String Quartet & Solitaire; Gordon Jacob: Suite for Recorder and String Quartet; York Bowen: Sonata op. 121; Edmund Rubbra: Meditazioni sopra “Coeurs Désolés” op. 67.
Performed by Jill Kemp (recorder) & Aleksander Szram (piano)
Re-release of the 1999 Upbeat Classics disc of the same name. "An appealing disc full of vigorous character and ideas, not to say stunning virtuosity." - Classic FM Magazine (Recording of the Month, December 1999)
"Piers Adams demonstrates superbly just how varied composers' responses have been to the unusual combination and how often they have written beautiful movements that stand comparison with any modern wind and piano sonatas. Adams and Rhodes play with superb rapport and find all kinds of different expressive characters for the very different pieces. This CD is a delight." - Classic CD Magazine
Performed by Piers Adams (recorder) & Julian Rhodes (piano)
Major contributions to voice and piano repertoire commissioned by the Dickinsons from Jonathan Harvey (Correspondances), Lennox Berkeley (Five Chinese Songs), Gordon Crosse (the New World) as well as Lutyens (Stevie Smith Songs) and Peter Dickinson (Surrealist Landscape and Extravaganzas) now reissued from LP and CD.
Also available by the Dickinsons is the Heritage CD231 'American song'. Unknown recordings from the widely acclaimed partnership transferred from LP for the first time with extra material. Three songs by Gershwin, first recordings of Cage (five songs 1938), carter (Three Poems of Robert Frost; voyage), Copland (Poet's Song; Night Thoughts for Piano) and Thomson (two by marianne moore; portrait of F.B). Nine songs from Copland's 'Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson'. Historic CD booklet with comments about this recording from the composers.
Performed by Peter Dickinson (piano) & Meriel Dickinson (mezzo-soprano)
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Julian Bream does everything, it goes without saying emotional depth is in the second movement of the Arnold, the slow movement - a threnody for Django Reinhardt - most imaginative. This concerto was written for Julian Bream and he plays it magnificently, as do the Melos Ensemble. The recording is first-rate - clear but not at all clinical ... The Giuliani demonstrates Bream's technique and musicianship (Gramophone). Berkeley: Sonatina - an enjoyably amiable piece; Ravel: Pavane - very relaxed account; Roussel: Segovia - a characteristic touch of acerbity; the two sonatas of Cimarosa both very personable (Penguin Guide).
Performed by Julian Bream (guitar)
Regis presents a brand new recording of the chamber works of Lennox Berkeley including two world premieres. Regis has had a long association with oboist Sarah Francis (there are six existing recordings in the catalogue) and is delighted to collaborate with her in this project. Sarah discovered the manuscripts for the new works in the Royal College of Music library and they are presented here with other works for similar forces. Extensive liner notes are provided by Berkeley’s biographer, Peter Dickinson. (Synopsis by Regis Records)
Performed by the Tagore String Trio, Michael Dussek (piano), Sarah Francis (oboe) & Judith Fitton (flute)
Ross Winters has been committed to the promotion of British recorder music ever since his first London performance at the age of ten. Five of the six works on this ground breaking CD have never been presented in this format before. Bush's 1975 Sonatina is a far more substantial work than its title suggests, and this world première recording will enable you to appreciate to the full its extraordinarily wide ranging expression. The second movement on the tenor recorder will repay several hearings.
Berkeley's Sonatina is now a well established classic of both recorder and flute repertoire. Its slow movement is exquisite and its finale always raises a smile. Establishing the recorder in its rightful position as a participant in modern chamber music alongside other established instruments was a major aim of this recording. The quartets by Berkeley and Cooke are fine examples of beautifully conceived chamber music. The Berkeley has been recorded using flute and piano but never before in its intended version with recorder and harpsichord which we present here. The slow movement of Cooke's quartet is serenely beautiful, and recorder players in particular will relate to the expressive range and vitality of his trio and variations and to the many virtuosic moments in all the pieces. (Synopsis by Meridian Records)
This recording is supported by a grant from the Lennox Berkeley Society.
Performed by Ross Winters (recorder), Julian Jacobson (harpsichord), Yuka Matsumoto (violin) & Jessica Burroughs (cello)
In addition to The Horseman, the first of Berkeley's Five Songs (Walter de la Mare), this programme offers a vivid and varied cross-section of English song, ranging from the Edwardian aesthetic of Quilter and early Vaughan Williams to the intensely expressive style of Howells and Finzi. The Purcell realisations by Britten and Tippett, meanwhile, are products of two great 20th-century composers engaging with their musical heritage. In all these different styles, Bejun Mehta shows the same verbal and vocal mastery that won such acclaim for his debut Handel recital on harmonica mundi. (Synopsis by harmonica mundi)
Performed by Julius Drake (piano) & Bejun Mehta (counter-tenor)
Peter Pears’ voice was undoubtedly one of the finest and most distinctive of the twentieth century and here he collaborates with Julian Bream and Benjamin Britten in performances of English song. Repertoire includes works by Ford, Morley, Rosseter, Dowland, Pilkington, Campian, Bridge, Butterworth, Ireland, Moeran, Warlock, Holst, Berkeley, Oldham and Britten. (Synopsis by Heritage Records)