Pizzicato

Brexit here, Brexit there… but we should make sure not to miss UK music in the future. The British violinist Madeleine Mitchell, together with the ‘BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ and the pianist Nigel Clayton, has made seven first recordings of works by very different British composers. The program ranges from the beautiful violin concerto ‘Soft Stillness’ by Guto Puw (*b.1971) to the no less beautiful work ‘Taking it as Read’ by Michael Nyman. There is also the interesting piece ‘Atlantic Drift’ by Judith Weir, the passionate ‘Rhapsody’ by Geoffrey Poole, a slightly restless ‘romance’ by David Matthews, the very lyrical ‘Aurea Luce’ by Sadie Harrison and lastly ‘Veilleuse’ by Michael Berkeley.

—Remy Franck