New Cds released on Metier and Resonus

 Two new recordings of my chamber music have been released. 

Songs without Words is on Metier mss 28608 'for clarinet and strings', a new cd from Gemini, director Ian Mitchell.

Abstracts and a Frame (Malu Lin, violin; Giles Swayne, piano) is on Resonus RES10271 'Relationships: Maconchy, LeFanu and Swayne.


 

Premiere online of Triptych

Triptych, for baritone and chamber orchestra, received its 'virtual' premiere on December 30th 2020.  The Welsh Chamber Orchestra, who commissioned it, was conducted by Anthony Hose. The baritone soloist was Jeremy Huw Williams, the dedicatee. Triptych sets three poems by Rowan Williams. The link below is available until January 27th 2021.

https://www.beaumarisfestival.org


Concert November 18th 2020 - also Sydney performance of 'Songs for Jane'

' Prelude after Grinling Gibbons' for solo violin, played by Peter Sheppard Skaerved, will be streamed tonight on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykvhokOQkZQ

The recital of Beethoven sonatas and new works will remain available on this Link: 

You can hear Jenny Duck-Chong sing my 'Songs for Jane' at this link: https://youtu.be/JGsljzIdCeo

New orchestral album released: NMC D255

NMC have released an album of my orchestral music. There are four works, from 'The Hidden Landscape' written for the 1973 Proms, to 'The Crimson Bird,' (RPS commission, 2017). The recordings are by the BBCSO and the RTE NSO. The album was supported with a grant from the  PRSF Composers Fund.

This link has all the details for the album - NMC D255:

 https://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/crimson-bird

Online performance August 12th

Three Piano Miniatures after Bach’s Goldberg Variations have their ‘virtual’ première at the JAM festival  at 7.30 on Wednesday August 12th. They were composed for  Rachel Fryer as part of her project Variations Down the Line.

Here is the link to the live stream:

https://jamconcert.org/rachel-fryer-variations-ii

 

The first of her two recitals will be streamed on Sunday August 9th.

Prelude for Grinling Gibbons for solo violin



Peter Sheppard Skaerved has recorded the Prelude I wrote him in 2018 - you can hear it here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S8n0LcMQGU

New CD on Lorelt label



'The Swan' (LeFanu, text Fleur Adcock) has been recorded by Jeremy Huw Williams on a new Cd that also includes the Shakespeare Songs by Maconchy.

http://www.lorelt.co.uk/cds/lnt/womens_voices

Solo performances, autumn 2019

Chamber music performances during autumn 2019:

A Postcard and A Letter, for solo piano. York, October 5th. Josephine Peach, piano.

Prelude after Grinling Gibbons, for solo violin. Cambridge, October 16th; Dover, October 29th.
Peter Sheppard Skaerved , violin.

But Stars Remaining for solo soprano. Oxford Lieder Festival, October 18th, Cambridge, 28th November. Carola Darwin, soprano.

The Swan, for baritone and piano. Flagstaff Arizona, November 4th, Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone, Paula Fan, piano.

Piano Trio

My piano trio is touring as part of Angela Slater's 'Illuminate' series. It was performed by the Ethel Smyth Trio on August 30th in Brighton, and September 7th, in York. More performances follow.

String Quartet no.2

The Bloomsbury String Quartet will be playing String Quartet no.2 on Friday June 21st in the Stroud Green Festival. This is the first concert in a 2019/2020 tour of their programme 'Re:Centred', focussing on Elizabeth Maconchy, plus LeFanu and Vaughan Williams.