‘O, for the wings, for the wings of a dove!Far away, far away would I rove!In the wilderness build me a nest,And remain there for ever at rest.’
ABC Classics releases a 5CD collection of the piano music of Percy Grainger, including music for solo piano, music for two pianos and four hands, and music for two pianos and six hands. The set features recordings made over the past 40 years, many of them world premieres and many newly transferred from vinyl and heard for the first time on CD in this collection.
An audio comedy extravaganza from popular radio presenter and music personality Guy Noble.
Past engages with present, and present with past, in a brilliant recording from the Flinders Quartet and recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey. In Reinventions, Elena Kats-Chernin and Calvin Bowman present music by JS Bach and Mozart in vivid new imaginings, using the structures and melodies of the originals as a springboard for works of a huge variety of colours and sounds.
The relationship between trees and people goes right back to the forests of the first humans, and our ambivalent engagement with trees can be traced through to the here and now, via fairy tales, mythology, and science.But this relationship begins afresh for each one of us in childhood.