We re­veal who’s record­ing what, and where…

BBC Music Magazine - - The Full Score -

Toronto’s in­no­va­tive opera the­atre, Against the Grain, has launched its own la­bel in or­der to cap­ture what it cites as its ‘fresh and dar­ing’ per­for­mances. The first re­lease will be a live record­ing, made in De­cem­ber, of Os­valdo Goli­jov’s song cy­cle Ayre. Per­formed by so­prano Miriam Khalil, the work takes in many in­flu­ences, in­clud­ing Sephardic lul­la­bies and Byzan­tine chant.

So­prano Mary Be­van joins forces with or­gan­ist Joseph Nolan in Jan­uary to record a disc of Ger­man Lieder at All Saints Church, East Finch­ley. The al­bum, called Di­vin­ity, Mythol­ogy and Love, will ex­plore the work of iconic Lieder com­posers Schu­bert, Haydn and Wolf and Signum Clas­sics will re­lease it later in the year.

Soloists Jack Liebeck (vi­o­lin) and John Par­ri­celli (man­dolin) joined mem­bers of the Na­tional Sym­phony Orches­tra (UK) at Abbey Road re­cently to record new mu­sic by Deb­bie Wise­man based on Stephen Fry’s book Mythos. A se­lec­tion of his takes on Greek myths have been set to mu­sic by the com­poser for a new al­bum be­ing pro­duced by Au­dio Na­tion.

Ahead of Ox­ford’s Ke­ble Early Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Feb­ru­ary, Ke­ble Col­lege Choir and the Academy of An­cient Mu­sic have teamed up to record Fran­cisco Valls’s Missa Re­galis.

It is the first time that the Cata­lan com­poser’s work – writ­ten in 1740 – has been recorded. The record­ing marks a new part­ner­ship be­tween the fes­ti­val and the Academy of An­cient Mu­sic.

Bri­tish gui­tarist Sam Cave has just put the fin­ish­ing touches on his de­but al­bum, which marks his re­cent sign­ing by Métier Records. The Royal Col­lege of Mu­sic alum­nus, who is also a cham­ber per­former and com­poser, per­forms world pre­miere record­ings by a va­ri­ety com­posers on the disc, which is due out in March.

Com­ing up for Ayre: so­prano Miriam Khalil

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