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A selection of new releases now available via the LMI Worldwide Distribution Network

UNDER MILK WOOD: AN OPERA WORLD PREMIERE Music by John Metcalf Words by Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood: An Opera is the seventh opera by leading Welsh composer John Metcalf. The libretto is directly adapted from Dylan Thomas’ famous play for voices Under Milk Wood. It premiered on 3 April 2014 at the Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea. Released by Ty Cerdd Records - a new label devoted to the promotion of Welsh Music

Ty Cerdd TCR013

WILD ABOUT TRANSCRIPTION... Dominic John piano BARBER: Sonata for Piano; WILD: Fantasy on Porgy and Bess; KREISLER: Praeludium & Allegro; BUSONI: Nine Variations on a Chopin Prelude; RAVEL: Sonatine “On this evidence, Dominic John has inexhaustible energy, phenomenal technique, bravura and at least four arms... astounding... cleverly programmed and well-filled disc, most listenable and highly recommended.” International Piano Magazine

Willowhayne Records WHR033

BRIGHT IS THE RING OF WORDS Chris Booth-Jones baritone Igor Kennaway piano VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, BUTTERWORTH, FINZI & MOERAN An exemplary collection of some of the most beautiful English songs written in the 20th century, in which the poets and composers express internal journeys of a wide emotional range, from youthful love and its erotic pleasures to the stoic wisdom of advanced years, reflecting on the passing of time and death itself.

Magpie Mag0502

DIALOGUE Mozart and Chopin Josep Colom piano Includes MOZART: Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397; Rondo in D Major, K. 485; Adagio in B Minor, K. 540; CHOPIN: Ecossaise in D Major, Op. 72, No. 1; Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4; Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2; Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17 No. 4 and more A journey towards an imaginary encounter between Mozart and Chopin realised through the exceptional vision and artistry of Josep Colom.

Eudora EUD1402 (SACD)

ACCORDION SENSATIONS Paul Chamberlain accordion Feargus Hetherington violin The Maxwell Quartet PIAZZOLLA: Le Grand Tango; Asleep; Loving; Fear; WEBER: Konzertstück in F minor; SCARLATTI: Sonata in F# minor K25; Sonata in G major K455; ZOLOTARIEV: Sonata No 2 “Chamberlain [is] a provider of virtuoso showpieces.. astonishing breadth of colours and styles” Seen & Heard International - Edinburgh Fringe Review

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WIM HENDERICKX Disappearing in Light (2008) Raga III (2010) The Four Elements (2011) “A work as theatrical as subtle, with oriental accents that perfectly merge with the elaborate contemporary harmonic structure” (De Standaard) “Henderickx has woven a subtle, melodic web that beautifully brings out the text... the listener is struck by the delicate textures and the many overwhelming complex structures.” (Cutting Edge)

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Mark Stone, Owner Stone Records

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John S. Cronin, Music & Media Consulting Limited

Victoria Soames-Samek, Artistic Director Clarinet Classics

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