2ND FEBRUARY 2018 RELEASE: BEN GOLDSCHEIDER: DEBUT

BEN GOLDSCHEIDER (HORN), DANIEL HILL (PIANO)

Ben Goldscheider: Debut - WHR045Willowhayne Records presents the debut recording by BBC Young Musician Grand Finalist Ben Goldscheider.

The idea behind this CD was to present a concert programme taking the listener on a musical journey through the development of the horn and the subsequent music written for it. Starting in the 21st century and then jumping to classical, through romantic, early and late twentieth century and back to the 21st century, this disc shows the full range of the horn's versatility, as well as the technical and musical maturity of this exceptional artist.     More >>

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9TH FEBRUARY 2018 RELEASE: TRANSCRIPTIONS FOR OBOE & PIANO

CATHERINE TANNER-WILLIAMS (OBOE), CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS (PIANO)

Transcriptions for Oboe & Piano - WHR052Husband and wife duo Catherine and Christopher celebrate their 25th year of musical partnership with this disc of world premiere recordings of works which have been borrowed or transcribed for oboe and piano, including 3 pieces by Richard Strauss which were arranged specially for this CD.

Let the music take you along quiet forest paths, to magical castles and sparkling Viennese balls. Featuring a sonata by Mozart, and operatic works by Glinka and Richard Strauss, this disc showcases the oboe's lyrical and virtuosic sides in an intimate chamber music setting.

The perfect gift for Valentine's Day, or any time of the year!    More >>  

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...AND THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE: CHORAL MUSIC BY MICHAEL WALSH

Antiphon, Antiphon Players, Matthew Cann (director)

...and the Greatest of These is Love - WHR049In their second album for Willowhayne Records, Antiphon presents world premiere recordings of three choral works by Michael Walsh. Two are sacred and one secular: an unaccompanied Mass of the Holy Trinity, a full-scale Requiem Mass, and The Way of Love: a setting of five love poems by the First World War poet Rupert Brooke, scored for choir and strings.

These works reflect the gentle character of the composer's style, steeped through nearly thirty years of singing in English Cathedrals.     More >> 

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Y2:  MUSIC FOR CELLO & PIANO

Y2:  Yelian He (Cello), Yasmin Rowe (Piano)

Y2: Music for Cello & Piano - WHR047After her critically acclaimed début CD of piano music from Bach to Kapustin, Yasmin Rowe joins Australian cellist Yelian He (collectively known as Y2) in a programme of music by Mendelssohn, Liszt, Henryson, Kapustin and Piazzolla.

Y2 has also achieved outstanding success on the world’s competition stages, notably 1st Prize in the 2009 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition in London and the Grand Prize and Audience Prize in the 2014 Australian Cello Awards Competition (now amalgamated as the Young Performer’s Awards) in Sydney.

This release includes the world première recording of Svante Henrysson's On A Day Like This for solo cello.

"Yelian He plays On A Day Like This and Black Run with all the passion, energy and technical mastery that I as a composer could wish for. It is a joy to hear his versions." - Svante Henryson     More >>

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24+1

Dominic John - piano

24+1 - WHR041"...this is a journey of wonder... John's performances throughout are as impeccable as they are fervent." - International Piano - 5*

"...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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