My music

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations/Britten Sinfonia dir. Thomas Gould
Britten Sinfonia's Associate Leader, Thomas Gould directs the ensemble in Dmitry Sitkovetsky's beautifully realised and heartfelt arrangement for strings of Bach's great keyboard work, the Goldberg Variations.
J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations: Variation 10, Fugetta more >>
HAMMOND, P.: Miniatures and Modulations (McHale)
The Belfast Harp Festival of 1792 was an event of great significance in the history of Irish music. Edward Bunting, then nineteen, was engaged to annotate all the music he heard, and his three volumes of The Ancient Music of Ireland provide a treasure trove of over 300 bardic tunes and their attributions.
Hammond: Miniatures and Modulations - The Blackbird more >>
Chopin: 1846, last year at Nohant – Sonata for cello & piano / Piano Works
1846: the last summer that Chopin was to spend on George Sand's estate at Nohant, where he had composed or completed the core of his oeuvre over a period of seven years. That summer saw the birth of his last miniatures and of some more ambitious pieces: the Barcarolle, the Nocturnes op.62a, and of course the Cello Sonata, the very last work published in his lifetime.
Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65: III. Largo more >>
Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo
Composed at a time when neither oratorio nor opera existed, this Rappresentatione premiered in February 1600 is a magisterial musical drama. In its dialogue between Soul and Body - an emblematic theme of the Counter-Reformation - it employs singers, chorus, and an extensive orchestra whose varied timbres both accompany and characterise the soloists. At the dawn of the Baroque revolution, song, stage action, dance, and instrumental music combine in perfect harmony.
Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo, Act I, Scena Prima: Il tempo, il tempo fugge (Tempo) more >>
SCHUMANN, R.: Carnaval / Davidsbündlertänze / Papillons (Giltburg)
The three works on this recording are collections of short pieces, strung together and forming a cohesive whole—a form which Schumann himself invented, developed and brought to perfection.
Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze, Op. 6 - No. 18. Nicht schnell more >>
VANHAL, J.B.: 3 Neue Caprice-Sonaten, Op. 31 / 3 Caprices, Op. 36 (Tsalka)
One of the leading composers of the Classical and early Romantic eras, Vaňhal played a vital role in the development of Viennese music between 1750 and 1780. He composed prolifically in many genres, including a large number of quartets, symphonies, sacred works, vocal and instrumental works.
Vanhal: 3 Caprices, Op. 36: No. 3 in G Minor - II. Rondo: Allegro more >>
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 >>