New Sounds from Manchester
Stunning and challenging works for string quartet all receiving their first recordings. The Quatuor Danel is the quartet in residence at the University of Manchester (England); all of the composers have strong links with the University too. Established composers John Casken and Philip Grange are joined by two of the new generation, Camden Reeves and Richard Whalley, with works of exceptional distinctiveness and inspiration.
A Feast for the Senses
A brand new CD released in by Prima Facie Records featuring some truly exciting performances of the following works:
A Very Serious Game – performed by Ensemble 10/10
"a great collection of works by a serious and inquisitive composer" - Denis Joe Manchester Salon: read the full review here.
1. A Very Serious Game - House Of Stairs
Dreams and Dances
A collection of works by composers represented by Prima Facie Records, some of which are to be found on other discs published by the label.
Three Worlds - Richard Whalley
A new CD, including Richard Whalley’s Six Songs of Old Japanese Wisdom now available on Meridian Records. Entitled Songs Now, the CD also includes songs by Tom Armstrong, Steve Crowther, David Lancaster, Mike Parkin, Peter Reynolds and William Rhys Meek, exquisitely performed by Paul Carey Jones (baritone) and Ian Ryan (piano).
Available at: www.meridian-records.co.uk
View the reveiw in Tempo, January 2013