NEW RELEASE: 24+1

Dominic John - piano

24+1 - WHR041In 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 >> 

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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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IN & OUT OF TIME

Maria Razumovskaya - Piano

In & Out of Time - Cu20302‘In & Out of Time’ is a musical exploration of what the writer Thomas Mann described as the curious ‘merry-go-round’ we all experience when we try to define something of significance to us.  In this intriguing recital, internationally praised pianist and BBC Introducing and Steinway artist, Maria Razumovskaya brings together works by Busoni, CPE Bach, Liszt and Rachmaninov which take the listener on a journey through the merry-go-round of the composers’ imagination as they commented, through music, on some of the most significant moments of their life.  More >>

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Michael Heath: Suit Suite

Suit Suite
Londinium IV, Katherine Tinker - piano, Alison Arnopp - soprano

Amalgamated Arts represents the works of Michael Heath and Suit Suite is its first CD release. Known originally for his compositions for the theatre, Michael’s work has broadened into writing for the concert platform. This led to a commission for a new string quartet for Londinium IV - the quartet from the London Philharmonic Orchestra - and the success of its premiere led to this recording, for which Michael specially composed the Three Dance Duets for violin and ‘cello. The CD also features the first recording of his piano suite Arcady and the song cycle Wave Songs. These exciting, dramatic, romantic and tonal works have broad popular appeal for classical music fans.  More >>

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LISZT: SONATA IN B MINOR

Maria Razumovskaya - Piano

Maria Razumovskaya: Liszt Sonata in B minor etc. - Cu20301Maria Razumovskaya performs the Liszt Sonata in B minor with Petrarch Sonnets and Variations of ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen’

Enigmatic and controversial in equal measure, Ferenc Liszt forces us to reconsider our understanding of what it means to be an artist. This debut-recording for Maria Razumovskaya presents Liszt’s most iconic work, the Sonata in B minor along with his great masterpiece - the rarely performed Variations on a Theme of Bach ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen’ - and the set of Petrarch Sonnets. Together, this album unveils an intense musical portrait of a composer on an epic journey of self-realisation. 
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Yasmin Rowe plays Bach, Chopin, Janáček & Kapustin

Yasmin Rowe - piano

Yasmin Rowe plays Bach, Chopin, Janáček & Kapustin - WHR039This is the début album featuring pianist Yasmin Rowe, a rising and talented exponent of all genres of piano music.  Since her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, UK, Yasmin has won numerous prestigious awards and prizes, having given recitals both in the UK and overseas.  Venues have included the Wigmore and Bridgewater Halls, as well as recital and concerto appearances in Peru, Australia and Canada.

She has also appeared on BBC Radio 3.
This album shows Yasmin Rowe’s technical and musical mastery to its full extent, in music from J. S. Bach to Nikolai Kapustin. More >>

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Yasmin Rowe plays Bach, Chopin, Janáček & Kapustin (WHR039)

Wild About Transcription...

Dominic John - Piano

Wild About Transcription. . . - WHR033Recorded in Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London, UK, this album features a dazzling display of virtuosity through a broad selection of repertoire, including the rarely recorded transcription by N. Vaneyev of Fritz Kreisler's Praeludium & Allegro to Earl Wild's mighty Fantasy on Gershwin's Porgy and Bess More >>

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Wild About Transcription... (WHR033)

The Calm of Einaudi

Christine Rayner - piano
The Calm of Einaudi - AHR001

Christine Rayner plays Ludovico Einaudi's music for solo piano in aid of UK Cancer Charities and Research. The calming influence of the pieces selected for this collection create a sanctuary in which the stresses of daily life have no place. 

At least £1 per copy sold will be Gift-Aid donated to UK Cancer Charities. Donations from sales will also go to directly help fund Prof. Roy Bicknell's research into alternative treatments to chemotherapy.

"It's very nice when music can help other people and I wish all the best to Christine Rayner's beautiful project." - Ludovico Einaudi More >>

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