British composer Rob Keeley, born in 1960, creates chamber music with unusual casts. Several examples of his particular music form an enjoyable program on this disc. The performances are persuasive and well recorded.(Awarded four ‘stars’)” —Uwe Krusch, Pizzicato (Luxembourg)
All of the [works] try to shine the best light on their perspective of this instrument: dance-like, accomplished, light and nimble, “above” it all, lively, humorous, tomboyish, versatile, sensitive and extreme – an instrument with significant scope for more potential. The fact that Natalie Schwaabe, and also Jan Philip Schulze, have mastered all aspects of their craft and at all levels, is already clear after only a few bars of the nearly 70-minute long album. The piccolo can feel proud and honoured to be the focus of such artists.” —Claudia Wälder-Jene, Flöte Aktuell
The playing is superb; even a non-pianist can tell that in places Wright is playing at world-class levels. If it has a drawback (and it’s hard to really be critical on something this good), it’s that the styles range considerably, from the gentle and calming to the highly ornate, fiendishly complex. On the other hand, and this is a big plus, if you’re not too keen on opera, you get all the best bits.” —Jeremy Condliffe, The Chronicle
In every sense, John McCabe was a leading light in both British and international musical life; he was in love with music from a very early age, and all through his life he remained fascinated by discovering new or neglected composers; as a highly skilled pianist he had a wide repertoire ranging from Haydn to […]
Grammy winner, 5-time Grammy nominee and seven-time Emmy nominee Nan Schwartz, is unquestionably America’s most renowned woman composer except for one notable exception – her own symphonic works for the concert stage had, until now, previously never been recorded. This remarkable omission from the classical music-recording catalogue has finally been rectified with this extraordinary album, […]
Pianist Burkard Schliessmann has been distinguished with the award of three Silver Medals at the 2017 Global Music Awards. Known as “music’s golden seal of approval”, the Global Music Awards honored Schliessmann as an instrumentalist and for ‘Outstanding Achievements as a Classical Artist’, as well as for his Divine Art album ‘Chronological Chopin’.