Released in October 2017 - two complementary masterpieces sit alongside one another: Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben (Anna Huntley and Adam Johnson) and Schubert's 'Arpeggione' sonata (Jamie Walton and Adam Johnson). Available online in a few weeks.

Released in October 2017 - two complementary masterpieces sit alongside one another: Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben (Anna Huntley and Adam Johnson) and Schubert's 'Arpeggione' sonata (Jamie Walton and Adam Johnson). Available online in a few weeks.

 

 

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For our first official recording we were proud to release the world premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’ A Sea of Cold Flame, a work he wrote whilst Artist-in-residence at our North York Moors Chamber Music Festival which gave the first performance in 2015. Since his sad passing, our interpretation of this piece has manifested into a dedication to 'Max' himself and on this recording the Quartetto di Cremona are joined by bass-baritone John Savournin and cellist Jamie Walton. Coupled with Britten’s haunting Lachrymae (Philip Dukes), which seems to inhabit a similar musical language, these masterworks are complemented by the original John Dowland themes upon which Lachrymae is based. Here we have three generations of great British composers woven by a pure and unsentimental thread.

 

 
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"We turn through an ebb salt . . "

"We turn through an ebb salt . . "

"The wind yawing nor-east . . "

"The wind yawing nor-east . . "

PETER MAXWELL DAVIES  
‘A SEA OF COLD FLAME’ (WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING)

TRACK LISTING:

John Dowland
1.  Lachrimæ Pavan

Peter Maxwell Davies - A Sea of Cold Flame
2. Haddock Fishermen
3. Peat Cutting  
4. A Warped Boat  

Benjamin Britten - Lachrymae
5. Lento  
6. Allegretto, andante molto
7. Animato  
8. Tranquillo
9. Allegro, con moto  
10. Largamente  
11. Appassionato  
12. Alla Valse moderato
13. Allegro marcia
14. Lento  
15. L’istesso tempo  
16. A tempo semplice

John Dowland
17.  Piper’s Galliard

 

ARTISTS:

John Savournin - bass baritone  
Jamie Walton - cello  
Quartetto di Cremona 
Philip Dukes - viola  
Charlotte Scott - violin  
Michael Gurevich - violin
Simon Tandree - viola  
Jon Thorne - viola  
Claude Frochaux - cello  
Jamie Walton - cello  
Frances Emery - double-bass
Matthew Wadsworth - lute 

PERSONNEL:

Jennie Muskett - producer
Jamie Walton - co-producer
Paul Baily - engineer
Photography and design - Paul Ingram

Recorded at St Hilda’s Priory, Sneaton Castle (Whitby) June 7th-9th 2016

Introducing ‘A Sea of Cold Flame' – the official debut recording from Ayriel Classical featuring a world premiere by the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies set alongside haunting works from John Dowland and Benjamin Britten.

Download Jamie Walton’s release notes.

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"Two people walk on through the high, bright night . ."

"Two people walk on through the high, bright night . ."

STRAUSS - SCHOENBERG  
‘TRANSFIGURED NIGHT’

TRACK LISTING:

Richard Strauss
1.  Prelude to ‘Capriccio' Op.85
2.  Metamorphosen (arr. string septet)

Arnold Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht Op.4
3. Sehr langsam  
4. Breiter  
5. Schwer betont  
6. Sehr breit und langsam
7. Sehr ruhig 

ARTISTS:

Karolina Weltrowska - violin
Rachel Roberts - viola
Meghan Cassidy - viola
Bjørg Lewis - cello
Jamie Walton - cello
Anthony Williams  - double-bass

PERSONNEL:

Jennie Muskett - producer
Jamie Walton - co-producer
Paul Baily - engineer

Recorded at St Hilda’s Priory, Sneaton Castle (Whitby) September 15th and 16th 2015

These extraordinary compositions for strings, bound together through miraculously expressive writing, gave us the chance to explore a sound world which captures the narrative. The extreme dynamic and emotional range within these masterpieces span from visceral rawness to an ethereal fragility, expressing an intense and devastating beauty.

Download Philip Britton’s release notes.

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