Schubert Lieder: Love's Lasting Power | Delphian Records

Harriet Burns, soprano & Ian Tindale, piano

 

Love – from many-splendoured and joyous to tragic and rejected, homo- and heterosexual, light-hearted and broken-hearted, heavenly and earthly, innocent and anything but: in their first joint recording, long-term performing partners Harriet Burns and Ian Tindale make a deeply personal choice of Schubert’s lieder, exploring the theme of love, but also the friendships and relationships between poets and the composer out of which he crafted songs of astonishing empathy. Former Winners of the Contemporary Song Prize in the International Vocal Competition at ’s-Hertogenbosch, Ian and Harriet bring an outstanding empathy of their own to songs in which we hear, in Ian’s words, ‘young artists being creative together and exploring things’.

 

Global release: 26th January 2024. Buy, download and stream here.

Percy Hilder Miles Chamber Music Volume 2 | MPR

Ian Tindale, piano

 

On this second instalment exploring Percy Hilder Miles' unpublished chamber works, we hear his Piano Sonata of 1920, a delightful melodic work in three movements, and  also the charmingly inventive ‘Six Album Leaves’ of 1894, something of a tribute to Schumann. Although a wonderfully inventive composer, Percy was musically a tad conservative in his tastes and did not like the musical direction of the Second Viennese School where composers such as Berg, Schoenberg and Webern moved away from traditional tonality. He wrote his own brief and to be truthful quite entertaining parody in 1917 one day before dinner penning the rather ironic title ‘Sunshine Over the Avon’. The disc also features performances of works for viola and clarinet with string quartet. 

 

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Percy Hilder Miles Chamber Works Volume 1 | MPR
Ensemble Kopernikus (Kasia Zimińska, violin, Alice Purton, cello, Ian Tindale, piano)

Percy Hilder Miles (1878-1922) was a child prodigy violinist, born in Erith, north Kent. He was a Professor of Harmony and Counterpoint at the Royal Academy of Music in London, one of his students being the renowned Rebecca Clarke. The music is beautifully crafted, full of harmonic and melodic invention and although somewhat conservative is absolutely beautiful to play and to listen to. This is the first in a series featuring his music. The recording was made in the beautiful acoustic of Henry Wood Hall, London with producer Mike Purton and recording engineer Tony Faulkner.

 

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The Big Picture: Chilcott, McDowall, Weir | Delphian Records
Bristol Choral Society, Bristol Youth Choir, Hilary Campbell (conductor), Ian Tindale & Annabel Thwaite (pianos)

High in energy and rich in expression and range of subject matter, these three works for mixed choral and instrumental forces show contemporary British music at its most accessible and engaging. Bristol Choral Society is joined by a children’s choir, solo soprano and solo piano in Cecilia McDowall’s contemplation of the human lifespan and our place in the universe. Bob Chilcott explores the sights and sounds of London through the ages, with the two choirs layering street cries, and piano duet and percussion tracking the changes of mood – from bustle to lyrical evocation – before the arrival of bells draws the work to a resonant conclusion. 

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