OCTOBER NEW RELEASE
Works for Cello and Piano
LaFollette makes his debut recording with a programme of Brahms, bookended
by the two great sonatas for cello, the second of which (F major Op 99) is
heard in the brand new edition by Bärenreiter.
that I’ve always had a great love for these sublime works is an understatement.
I grew up knowing the sonatas by Brahms as so many cellists do – the E minor in
particular being a piece I’ve played since I was 12 (although I’m sure not very
well back then) so to me, playing these works feels like coming home."
programme also includes transcriptions of Brahms’ Four Serious Songs (arr
Shafran) which LaFollette describes as growing to love ‘by osmosis’ through
hearing them at home, performed by his parents (his father a classically
trained amateur musician, doctor and computer scientist and his mother a
professional pianist). He describes this project as inspired by "Home and
family. Two very important facets of both my existence as a human being and as
SEPTEMBER NEW RELEASE
Franz Schubert: Der Einsame
Voted into the top ten of a new
generation of rising stars and hailed for his golden voice by Opera Now
Magazine, tenor Ilker
Arcayürek is the winner of the 2016 International Art Song Competition of
Stuttgart’s Hugo Wolf Academy. He was finalist of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the
World Competition 2015 and is currently a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists.
This, his debut recording, features Schubert songs exploring themes of solitude
and loneliness. Ilker is joined by Simon Lepper at the piano.
“A golden and natural lyric
tenor, even throughout the range and sensitive to text, with the benefit of
solid top notes. … His good looks and easy charm convey well on stage and
platform” Opera Now