Dove: In Damascus & other works

In Damascus is a new song cycle from composer Jonathan Dove which sets, in translation, the words of Syrian poet Ali Safar: a bleak vision of ineffably historical beauty torn apart by indiscriminate war. The work was commissioned by the Sacconi Quartet who also perform here the composer's piano quintet and Out of time, a string quartet in all but name.

SIGCD487  73 minutes 16 seconds
‘Signum Classics’ advocacy of the music of Jonathan Dove continues apace with this superb new chamber/vocal release, recorded in the summer of 2016 … this important release cannot be recommended t ...
'Dove’s writing is so accessible and lucid (aided by Mark Padmore’s eloquent, unhistrionic delivery) that its appeal is immediate and its impact impossible to forget' (Presto Classical)