August's new Studio Master releases
01 August 2013
‘Being Patient', the title of Maeve O'Boyle's new album, sums up how her fans have been feeling since her bestselling debut ‘All My Sins' in 2009. Now, ‘Being Patient', her much-anticipated second album is here! Recognised as being an astute lyricist and tunesmith, Maeve's second studio album reveals a matured songwriter and passionate observer.
Deutsche Grammophon's new 'Così fan tutte' enchanted the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus audience when recorded live in 2012,
with Nézet-Séguin inspiring his stellar cast to feats of vocal gymnastics. Rolando Villazón takes on the lead tenor role alongside a thrilling cast including Mojca Erdmann, Miah Persson, Angela Brower, Adam Plachetka and Alessandro Corbelli.
Malcolm Middleton's '5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John Nicotine' is available for the first time in all it's 24-bit glory: 'Middleton has a warm, immediately engaging voice [and] a real knack for marrying self-deprecating lyrics with dancing, luminous melodies.' (The Guardian)
Two fantastic Baroque recordings this month, from two Linn favourites: 'J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos' by Dunedin Consort and 'Corelli: Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas' by The Avison Ensemble.
‘J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos' is the first instrumental release from the team that brought you ‘John Passion' and 'Messiah'. Dunedin Consort, under the direction of Bach specialist John Butt, demonstrates its collective experience and historical knowledge in an exceptionally insightful and fresh performance.
‘Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas' marks the third recording in a series which will see The Avison Ensemble record Corelli's complete chamber music celebrating the 300th anniversary of the composer's death in 2013. The press has been unanimous in its praise: Gramophone stated, 'the sense of ensemble is faultless and, in the faster movements, breathtakingly impressive', whilst International Record Review commented, 'these astounding performances [are] something truly special.'
5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John NicotineBach: MotettenBeing PatientBritten: War RequiemCall it FreedomComposing Without the PictureCorelli: Opus 2 & 4: Chamber SonatasGesualdo / VictoriaJ.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg ConcertosMozart: Cosi fan tutteRachmaninov: Piano TriosSchubert: Piano Sonatas, D. 664 & D. 894Shadow TheaterVerdi