Virginia Black returns to the keyboard and her lifelong love: Beethoven's piano sonatas. The 3 sonatas programmed here afford us a window onto Beethoven's life and his increasing struggle with hearing loss. We meanwhile experience Beethoven at his best: breaking the rules of the sonata form.
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Edward Higginbottom is joined by rising star soprano, Holly Teague and percussionist, Felix Higginbottom as he takes Rameau's most theatrical compositions into the organ loft and 'reimagines' their performance, meanwhile taking us on a journey through exotic landscapes and arresting scenes.
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Benjamin Sheen, Debut
Sub-Organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
"When considering what to record on this disc, I decided to focus on music close to my heart– the wonderful and varied music of Great Britain, from both past and present. A combination of works originally for organ and transcriptions for the instrument allowed me to explore the full tonal palette of the instrument and tease out all that the organ has to offer..."
– Benjamin Sheen –
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and Maya Magub
"Magub’s arrangements for strings of Mozart’s canons in two and three parts, recorded here for the first time, are delightful, their wit and charm magnified by high-spirited performances and a close-mic’d sound that ideally suits immersive listening through headphones..."
– Apple Music –
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The Choir of Keble College, Oxford
"a disc to savour" – Martin Clarke, Organist's Review (Ave Rex Angelorum)
"sung exquisitely" – Gramophone
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...This disc best shows what CRD were about, furthering the musical byways when the main companies were still largely trudging merrily along the highways...