ROBIN A. SMITH:  LE WEEKEND

ROBIN A. SMITH (PIANO & CONDUCTOR), CZECH NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Robin A. Smith: Le Weekend - WHR057Robin A. Smith has had success in so many different genres, having studied composition at the Royal College of Music.

He has conducted, composed and arranged for some of the greatest artists in the world, including Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Aretha Franklin and Burt Bacharach. He conducted the Opening Ceremony at the London 2012 Olympics for Mike Oldfield.

Le Weekend is a suite of music written as small scenarios, imagining a couple in France and the feelings they have for each other, expressed through music. The titles evoke each unspoken emotion that the lovers feel sharing time together in a beautiful village anywhere in France.     More >>

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DEBUSSY, MOMPOU, RAVEL & SCRIABIN PIANO WORKS

MIKHAIL SHILYAEV (PIANO)

Debussy, Mompou, Ravel & Scriabin - WHR054Mikhail Shilyaev uses a Bechstein piano from 1897 for this recording, presenting a programme of works (with the exception of the Mompou Variations) that were written around the time this piano was built. The pianistic sound worlds of Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin and Mompou are reflected in the sound world of this, their contemporary (or near contemporary) instrument.     More >>

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FRANCIS GRIER:  MUSIC FOR ORGAN

TOM WINPENNY (ORGAN OF ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL)

Francis Grier: Music for Organ - WHR051Francis Grier is well known as a composer as well as a performer. This recording by organist Tom Winpenny gives listeners a unique insight into the organ music of Francis Grier in world premiere recordings. Played on the magnificent organ of St Albans Cathedral, this instrument shows the depth of range and colour of Grier's magnificent organ music.     More >>

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MUSICAL MOSAICS

EMMANUEL BACH (VIOLIN), JENNY STERN (PIANO)

Musical Mosaics - WHR050Willowhayne Records presents the debut CD from violinist Emmanuel Bach in a delightful programme of original works and arrangements from great violinists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Leopold Auer and Joseph Joachim.

Royal Overseas League String Competition winner Emmanuel Bach has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St George's Bristol, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James's Piccadilly.     More >>

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