NEW RELEASE: AS ONE WHO LISTENS TO THE RAIN

TRIP TRIP TRIP GUITAR TRIO

as one who listens to the rain - WHR048This album is the third release of trip trip trip trio and it’s also the result of a collaborative work with Colombian contemporary composers. It includes works created especially for the trio and finished during the last three years by Alejandro Zuluaga, Andrés Samper, Eblis Alvarez, Camilo Giraldo Angel and César Quevedo Barrero.

The trio's name was inspired by a fantastic character from the novel "Opium in the Clouds" by Bogota’s cult writer Rafael Chaparro Madiedo; a talking cat called Pink Tomate, who always says: “triptriptrip what a mess, what a serious mess.”

For this, and for so many other reasons, the number three inspires the intensions and imaginaries of César, Camilo and Guillermo. More >> 

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NEW RELEASE: DANIEL HILL PLAYS SCHUBERT & MUSSORGSKY

DANIEL HILL - piano

Daniel Hill plays Schubert & Mussorgsky - WHR042

Although these two masterpieces are of differing styles - the Schubert (1828) being a 4 movement sonata in the Viennese classical tradition and the Mussorgsky (1874) a sequence of 15 short sections in a deliberately Russian idiom that rejects western European influence, there are parallels between them. Neither was published until after their composer’s death, the sonata in 1838 and Pictures in 1931, though an edited version by Rimsky-Korsakov had appeared in 1886. Neither work received real appreciation and understanding until the 20th century.

Daniel Hill comments: “My criteria for selecting repertoire to record was twofold: firstly, that I would be playing music for which I held a deep respect, passion and conviction; and secondly, that they were pieces for which I felt I may be able to do some justice. “Both works, though largely disparate in nature, represent a kind of journey: in the vivid experience of Mussorgsky’s Pictures, this is somewhat overtly so; Schubert, on the other hand, takes us into a profoundly intimate and, at times, transcendental realm. “My hope in making this album is that I may have found some of that elusive and precious connection between interpreter and composition.” More >> 

 

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NEW RELEASE: 24+1

Dominic John - piano

24+1 - WHR041

In his second album for Willowhayne Records, virtuoso pianist Dominic John presents 24+1, a truly ground breaking recording based on the ‘circle of fifths.’  From the power of Eduard Abramyan’s Prelude in F sharp minor to the poetry of John Ireland’s The Holy Boy, 25 composers extending across 2 centuries of music are represented in this unique musical journey that is sure to delight the listener. More >> 
"...a superbly curated collection, imaginatively compiled and navigated with flair by pianist Dominic John - a serendipitous delight." - Andrew McGregor - BBC Radio 3 Record Review 

"...a delightful, clever album, and one which will certainly expand your musical horizons." - Lynn René Bailey, The Art Music Lounge

"Dominic John plays persuasively... Olivier Messiaen's La colombe is one minute 55 seconds of perfumed grace." - BBC Music Magazine

 

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NEW RELEASE: PETER SEABOURNE: STEPS VOLUME 1 - AN ANTHOLOGY FOR PIANO

Minjeong Shin - Piano

Peter Seabourne: Steps Volume 1 - An Anthology for Piano - SH168The first volume of Seabourne's highly acclaimed Steps series, described as "one of the most significant of the 21st Century" [Allegro].  This "anthology" gathers together pieces written after the composer's "re-birth" following a twelve year silence; a veritable flood of beauty, energy and emotional power. Minjeong Shin finds every shade between poetry and virtuosity in these breathtaking performances..  More >>

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