ITTAI SHAPIRA: Midnight Journeys
The first release of the 'Midnight's Children' concerto with Sir Salman Rushdie narrating text from his novel of the same name, featuring Ittai Shapira (violin), Robert Plane (clarinet) and BBC NOW conducted by Rumon Gamba. The album includes two other double concertos, including 'Sephardic Journeys' with cellist Thomas Carroll, and MAGYAR, with violinist Hagai Shaham and the Arpeggione Kammerorchestra conducted by Robert Bokor.
CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD: Magic Lantern Tales
Lantern Tales takes its title from a cycle of poems by Ian
Macmillan, and Cheryl Frances-Hoad has used her unique compositional voice to
interpret varied texts by Kei Miller, Tamsin Collison, Andrew Motion and Stuart
Murray - written especially for her - and pre-existing ones by Kate Wakeling
PIATTI QUARTET: Albion Refracted
The Piatti Quartet
present British music for string quartet, including two world premieres
by Joseph Phibbs and Mark-Anthony Turnage alongside
works by Britten and Bridge.The inspiration for the album began with their
commission of Joseph Phibbs’ String Quartet No 1 in 2014, premiered at the Rye
Arts Festival, where audiences were enthusiastic to hear the work again.