Goldfield Ensemble Uncovers Forgotten English Musical Gems

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Bliss, Boodle, Bridge, Howells, Ireland, Rubbra, Venables: The Goldfield Ensemble [Nicola Goldscheider, Alexandra Reid (violins), Bridget Carey (viola), Toby Turton (cello), Vicky Wright (clarinet), James Sherlock (piano)] Gloucester Music Society, St Mary de Lode Church, Gloucester, 18.4.2015. (RJ)

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John Drinkwater’s Granddaughter Breathes New Life into His Poems

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Quantz, Gaubert, Vaughan Williams, Grieg, Susie Self, Schumann, Quilter, Howells, Gurney, Kern, Gershwin: Susannah Self, Ellipsis [Melanie Ragge (oboe), Robert Manasse (flute), Susanna Stranders (piano)], Gloucester Music Society, St Mary de Lode Church, Gloucester, 12.3.2015. (RJ)

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The Fall and Rise of Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gurney, The Far Country: Philip Lancaster (baritone), Ben Lamb (piano), St Andrew’s Church, Churchdown, Gloucester, 3.5.2014. (RJ)

Richard Shephard, There was such beauty: Lucy Hall (soprano), David Stout (baritone), Alan Parker (reader), Gloucester Choral Society, Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra / Adrian Partington (conductor), Gloucester Cathedral, 3,5,2014. (RJ)

Ivor Gurney window Photo (c) Tom Denny
Ivor Gurney window
Photo (c) Tom Denny

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Gloucester Commemorates Hindemith Anniversary with Das Marienleben

  Hindemith: Das Marienleben: Der-Shin Hwang (soprano), James D’Angelo (piano), Three Choirs Festival, Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester, 31.7.2013 (RD) The composition of Paul Hindemith’s song cycle Das Marienleben exercised the composer for a quarter of a century. Perhaps the times influenced his take on it. He began it in 1923 in a cash-strapped but optimistic Weimar … Read more