Not too folksy

Following ‘Take Two’ for two guitars, premiered last year, is this new trio ‘Fauxsong’ for guitar, violin and ‘cello. It will have its first performance in March 2020. A rather melancholy melody gets the treatment.

Contra

Just written ‘Contra’: six minutes of powerful contrasts for piano quintet! Contact me for details.

Lost in Translation

On 23rd July, Michiko Shimanuki will be playing my ‘Lost in Translation’. This is one of seven Haydn Fantasies for piano commissioned by the Presteigne Festival from seven composers in 2009 in celebration of pianist/composer John McCabe’s 70th birthday. The concert is...

Dryad dyad

The exciting Portuguese Dryads Duo (named after Szymanowski’s ‘Dryads et Pan’) played my ‘Cortège?’ at Music & Wine at St Luke’s on Friday 21st June, plus works by Prokofiev and Frank Bridge. http://www.dryadsduo.com/

‘At Two’

In their extraordinarily wide-ranging new CD of music for two violas, Peter Mallinson and Matthias Wiesner include works by Bach, Benda, Bridge, Dowland, Schubert, Tertis and Vitali. Arrangers include Lionel Tertis himself and Vadim Borisovsky. My own (very...