New Cds released on Metier and Resonus02-03-2021, 02:35
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 Triptych01-01-2021, 03:43
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.
Concert November 18th 2020 - also Sydney performance of 'Songs for Jane'18-11-2020, 09:35
' 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 D25524-09-2020, 06:42
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:
Online performance August 12th05-08-2020, 04:42
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:
The first of her two recitals will be streamed on Sunday August 9th.
Prelude for Grinling Gibbons for solo violin25-05-2020, 10:10
Peter Sheppard Skaerved has recorded the Prelude I wrote him in 2018 - you can hear it here:
New CD on Lorelt label29-04-2020, 08:11
'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.
Solo performances, autumn 201929-09-2019, 08:14
Prelude after Grinling Gibbons, for solo violin. Cambridge, October 16th; Dover, October 29th.
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 Trio10-09-2019, 08:18
String Quartet no.220-06-2019, 01:38