In the Theatre of Air
This album presents trio works by women composers of multiple generations; five of them living British composers, and one notable American. The release marks the 100th anniversary of (some) women getting the vote in the UK, and celebrates the diversity of compositional style, the wealth of talent, and accomplishments of living British women composers today. The album includes five premiere recordings: Judith Weir's Several Concertos, Thea Musgrave's Canta, Canta!, and recently commissioned works for the trio by Hilary Tann and the two youngest composers on this album: Georgia Rodgers and Laura Bowler.
A Triple Portrait
Elena Firsova is an émigré composer born in Russia and resident in the UK since 1991. She was one of Khrennikov's seven blacklisted composers in 1979. The CD was released in celebration of Firsova's 65th birthday and fills a gap in her discography, being the first disc dedicated entirely to her chamber music. The Marsyas Trio is joined on several tracks by violinist Patrick Dawkins (Ligeti Quartet), violist Morgan Goff, mezzo-soprano Hannah Pedley and German soprano Maacha Deubner.
Haydn, Mendelssohn & Martinu
Released February 1, 2012
Recording Engineer & Producer: Alex Barnes (Apple and Biscuit Recordings)
Recorded: August 2011 at All Saints' Church, Bark Hart Road, Orpington, United Kingdom.
CD booklet design: Kiril Baykov www.dramaexport.org
Will Frampton's dramatic song cycle Enûma Eliš ('When on High') sets extracts of the ancient Babylonian myth of creation.
Producer & Mixing: Will Frampton
Engineer: Sean Woodlock
Recorded: 30th July 2017 at Goldsmiths Music Studio, New Cross, London
Cover Art: “Jupiter and the Sun rising over Babylon” by Richard Frampton