Debussy & Takemitsu
On the second in a three-disc series on Linn Records matches the music of Takemitsu with string arrangements of various pieces by Debussy, including an arrangement of his String Quartet by Jonathan Morton.
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Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich
The first in a three part series on Linn Records, this is a sonorous and highly acclaimed recording of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No.2, arranged by Jonathan Morton.
The Eight Seasons
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Les Cuarto Estaciones Portenas by Astor Piazolla recorded live at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Signum Records
“It would be difficult to think of an ensemble better suited to Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony.” The Times
A magnificent performance of Shostakovich featuring trumpeter John Wallace and pianist Sophia Rahman
John Tavener – Tears of the Angels
“An exceedingly beautiful disc that I have no hesitation in making my record of the year.” Gramophone
A stunningly beautiful recording of remarkable pieces by John Tavener, featuring soprano Patricia Rozario.
Benjamin Britten – Les Illuminations
This CD brings together various youthful masterworks all composed by Benjamin Britten before his 30th birthday. Individually and collectively they demonstrate a fertile musical imagination of a high order combined with astonishing technical skills.