ASHLEY FRIPP:  J. S. BACH, ADÈS & CHOPIN

Ashley Fripp (PIANO)

Ashley Fripp:  J. S. Bach, Adès & Chopin - WHR053Willowhayne Records presents an album of virtuoso piano music album which shows every facet of Leeds Piano Competition 2016 semi-finalist Ashley Fripp's astounding playing. Included in the programme is Thomas Adès Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face, the only available recording apart from the composer's own.

"Ashley Fripp is a genuine virtuoso, an astoundingly brilliant and masterly pianist, and his total grasp of the music is a joy to hear.” - Thomas Adès     More >>

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HEREFORD EXPERIENCE

DOUGLAS TANG (ORGAN OF HEREFORD CATHEDRAL)
Hereford Experience - WHR044Willowhayne Records presents the fifth volume in the critically acclaimed Experience series, recorded on the 'Father Willis' organ of Hereford Cathedral. P layed by Douglas Tang (former organ scholar at King's College, Cambridge), this album shows this magnificent instrument to its full potential in music ranging from the early Baroque to the twentieth century, culminating in Whitlock's Plymouth Suite.     More >>
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PARRY:  THE COMPLETE WORKS FOR STRING QUARTET

ARCHAEUS QUARTET

Parry:  The Complete Works for String Quartet - MPR102Released in the 100th Anniversary year of Sir Hubert Hastings Parry's death, this is the first ever recording of his complete music for string quartet. Although the mighty Quartet no. 3 has been published and recorded once, Quartets 1 and 2 have languished unperformed and certainly unrecorded for many years. The early quartets are very much influenced by Mendelssohn and are quite delightful; the charming Scherzo in C, which Parry did not complete, is fully realised in an edition by Professor Jeremy Dibble (who also provided a performing version of Quartet no. 2),  without whose invaluable help this recording would not have taken place.     More >> 

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IDYLL - THE ENGLISH FLUTE UNHEARD

James Dutton (Flute), Oliver Davies (PIANO)

Idyll - The English Flute Unheard - MPR101Recorded in the beautiful acoustic of the Menuhin Hall in Surrey, this recording is a superb selection of music for Flute (mainly with Piano) by composers who either taught or studied at the Royal College of Music in London.  None of these works have been recorded commercially for this instrumentation. Composers include Richard Walthew, Cyril Bradley Rootham, Sir George Henschel, Robin Milford, Armstrong Gibbs, Norman Demuth, Stanley Bate, Leonard Salzedo and John White.

“Hugely enjoyable disc…the balance both tonally and emotionally between the two performers is finely managed…two soloists perfectly in tune with the repertoire…” British Music Society

 

“…beautifully played…these are two instinctive musicians who judge the pace of the music with sensitivity and intelligence…” British Flute Society    More >>

 

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