Lawrence Power has joined regular collaborator Simon Crawford-Phillips to record the mellifluous Violin Sonatina & Viola Sonata by Arthur Benjamin—an album of significant interest, and not just for being Lawrence's first recorded outing on the violin rather than his more usual viola.
The enthralling all-male Cinquecento has recorded an unusual programme of secular works: Amorosi pensieri – Songs for the Habsburg Court features music by the contrasting characters of Philippe de Monte, Jean Guyot, Jacobus Vaet and Jacob Regnart. Just how close secular and sacred could be is dazzlingly on show in Carolyn Sampson's A French Baroque Diva – Arias for Marie Fel. Psalms and Hymns of praise (Lalande, Rousseau, Fiocco, Mondonville) seamlessly intertwine with outrageously florid operatic fancies (Lacoste, Rameau, Mondonville), the singers and players of Ex Cathedra being steered faultlessly through all by Jeffrey Skidmore.
|Debussy, Françaix, Glinka, Milhaud, Prokofiev|
Virtuoso clarinettist Julian presents a new programme alongside pianist Bradley Moore. Their recital combines great works (and some new arrangements) from great Russian and French composers.» More
|Dowland: Mister Dowland's Midnight|
Virtuoso Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth explores the enchanting lute music of John Dowland, in collection of his own arrangements made from Dowland’s original handwritten scores.» More
|James Rhodes 5|
Five years on from his debut recording, James Rhodes has firmly established himself in the classical world as a pioneering figure—reaching out through concerts, recordings and television documentaries to create new classical music fans whilst rema ...» More