This engrossing DVD showcases five attractive scores together with the silent films for which they were written. The entire package has been thoughtfully curated and is attractively presented. Each film is uniquely fascinating but the thread that connects them is Ed Hughes’s skilfully conceived and delightfully accessible music which receives unstinting advocacy from all the performers here.” —Richard Hanlon, MusicWeb International
A fitting memorial to John McCabe, one in which his friends, colleagues and former students pay him homage in some beautifully performed music. As a whole this is a wonderful set of pieces, with a great variety of styles and make up of ensemble, but throughout the performances are excellent. Peter Lawson’s piano playing is thoughtful and at times evocative of McCabe’s own style, whilst John Turner’s tone is, as ever, beautiful throughout, with the same being true of both that of Linda Merrick and Alistair Vennart, with all performers having a significant part to play in my enjoyment of this disc.” —Stuart Sillitoe, MusicWeb International
This is an ingenious recital, excellently planned and played. With a spacious but focused recording set-up, strands come through with clarity. This is a challenging and successful recital.” —Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International
All three works presented are valuable and the Camilleri concerto should now find a place in programmes that feature Bartok’s sonata. A thought provoking and rewarding issue.” —David Hackbridge Johnson, MusicWeb International
Spectral music fits right in with the Métier label’s focus of contemporary music, leaning more towards the adventurous side. Marilyn Nonken is one of the most celebrated champions of modern piano music in the USA and Joshua Fineberg is a leading light in the younger generation of spectral composers. Their album, ‘Voix Voilées’, (which also […]
With his new ‘Sonic Fictions’ recording out this month, Joshua Fineberg has become a leader in new music. Josh recently spoke with ’15 Questions’, a music magazine that interviews the most iconic and interesting artists of our time. Read the full interview here.
Phew… it may have taken 26 years but then for the first 15 of those we ran the label as a part time hobby to support musicians – now it’s a full time occupation to support musicians. But May sees the 500th release from Divine Art group labels (see ‘future releases’ for details – MJD […]