My music

Ascendit Deus – Music for Ascensiontide & Pentecost
Ascension and Pentecost are among the chief feasts of the Christian year. The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and The Dmitri Ensemble, both led by Graham Ross, explore the rich imagery of musical settings which span five centuries, including five world première recordings.
Judith Weir: Ascending into Heaven more >>
1865
Anonymous 4 and special guest Bruce Molsky commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the (American) Civil War with songs that were in the air in the year 1865. Ballads and choruses originally intended for the stage and the parlor, songs and instrumental tunes from the hills and back roads of America: these are the stylized, versified, personal stories prized by so many men, women and children who lived through "This Cruel War."
Tenting on the Old Camp Ground more >>
Astor Piazzolla: Escualo
A musical ambassador. The name of Astor Piazzolla is synonymous with the word tango. A musical ambassador who carried the signature sounds of Argentina's cafes and nightclubs to concert halls around the world, his instantly recognizable compositions (attractively arranged here for harp, violin and bandoneón) are infused with elements of jazz, fusion and even classical baroque.
Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango: III. Nightclub 1960 more >>
Paul Hindemith – Sonatas for piano and…
Hindemith composed more than 30 sonatas for the most diverse instruments - all of which he was capable of playing himself!
Hindemith: Sonata for Althorn and Piano: I. Ruhig bewegt more >>
Pictures at an Exhibition
Music is never about things. Music just is', Leonard Bernstein once said. Perhaps that was why Schumann decided to remove the evocative titles ('Ruin, Triumphal Arch, Constellation') from his Fantasie: the music has an independent existence without them. Is the same true of Pictures at an Exhibition?
Moussorgsky: Promenade. V. Ballet of the unhatched chicks more >>
Schubert: Wintereisse / Matthias Goerne’s Schubert Edition 9
This Winterreise ends Matthias Goerne's series of Schubert lieder recordings. Here everything is tenser, more urgent, more harrowing. At once backdrop and metaphor for a soul chilled by the ineluctable, this winter landscape expects no spring to come. Nor will the Hurdy-Gurdy Man give any answer...
Schubert: Wintereisse - XI. Frühlingstraum more >>
Piano Trios – Fauré / Pierné
Gabriel Fauré's Piano Trio is a late work (1923) which at once aroused the admiration of his contemporaries and is now regarded as one of the finest trios in the French repertory. The much less well-known Trio of Gabriel Pierné, premiered a year earlier, is characterised by its solid architecture, its great melodic richness, and a notably inventive rhythmic style.
Pierné: Piano Trio op.45 - II. Allegretto scherzando more >>
GOUVY, L.T.: Sonatas for Piano 4 Hands, Opp. 36, 49 and 51 (Naoumoff, Yau Cheng)
An eminent member of the French musical establishment during the 1870s and 1880s, Louis Théodore Gouvy wrote a large amount of piano music, much of it for four hands. The threeSonatas written in the 1860s reveal his considerable technical command as well as a flowing elegance, some of it reminiscent of Schubert and Schumann.
Gouvy: Sonata for Piano 4 Hands in C Minor, Op. 49 - II. Larghetto more >>