Mitchell: Grace Williams - Chamber Music (24/96 FLAC)
Mitchell: Grace Williams – Chamber Music (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Grace Williams
Performer: Madeleine Mitchell, Konstantin Lapshin, John Anderson, Andrew Sparling, David Owen Norris, Gordon MacKay, Joseph Spooner
Orchestra: London Chamber Ensemble
Conductor: Madeleine Mitchell
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 1.29 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01-03. Williams, Grace: Violin Sonata
Madeleine Mitchell (violin), Konstantin Lapshin (piano)
04-07. Williams, Grace: Sextet for Oboe, Trumpet & Piano Quartet
London Chamber Ensemble
08-10. Williams, Grace: Suite for 9 Instruments
London Chamber Ensemble
11. Williams, Grace: Romanza
John Anderson (oboe), Andrew Sparling (bass clarinet)
12. Williams, Grace: Sarabande for Piano Left Hand
David Owen Norris (piano)
13. Williams, Grace: Rondo for Dancing
Madeleine Mitchell (violin), Gordon MacKay (violin), Joseph Spooner (cello)

Grace Williams is widely considered to be Wales’ foremost female composer. She studied with Vaughan Williams at the Royal College of Music and Egon Wellesz in Vienna, composing in many genres throughout her life. Her chamber music, recorded here for the first time, spans 40 years. This release features all world premiere recordings, as works by Welsh composer Grace Williams are rarely recorded.

Mitchell makes eloquent work of the Violin Sonata despite an unnourishing acoustic, and the other players enjoy their spin through pieces that may not change history, or Williams’s reputation, but still deserve their escape from the library shelves

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