June's new Studio Master releases

01 June 2014

Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill brings her exemplary range of vocal colours and rich emotional expression to bear in her debut solo recital 'Alma & Gustav Mahler Lieder'. Seldom  paired, the well-known Gustav Mahler lieder follow five of wife Alma's lesser-known, but equally engaging, songs. These personal and highly romantic songs are perfectly complemented by Cargill's poetic sensitivity; her warm and vibrant voice, with the emotional insight borne of opera, is breathtakingly beautiful.

Ensemble Marsyas' recording of Johann Fasch's finest chamber music demonstrates why the man and his music were so appreciated in his own lifetime. Founding member Peter Whelan, Alec Frank-Gemmill and Pamela Thorby are the soloists challenged with meeting the virtuoso demands of this engaging music. Full of catchy tunes and contrapuntal ingenuity in equal measure, virtuosity is demanded from all concerned.

Dougie MacLean needs no introduction; as a singer, songwriter, composer and instrumentalist, no artist captures the soul of Scotland with more authenticity or emotion. 'Till Tomorrow' features a hand-picked selection of songs including Heiland Harry, Ca' the Yowes, Green Grow the Rashes, This Love Will Carry, Till Tomorrow and of course, his enduringly popular love song to Scotland, Caledonia.


A Short While For Dreaming: Choral works by Peter WarlockA Short While For Dreaming: Choral works by Peter Warlock
Alma & Gustav Mahler LiederAlma & Gustav Mahler Lieder
Feels Like HomeFeels Like Home
Haydn: The London SonatasHaydn: The London Sonatas
J.F. Fasch: Quartets and ConcertosJ.F. Fasch: Quartets and Concertos
Maiden VoyageMaiden Voyage
Puccini: La BohemePuccini: La Boheme
Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op.60 - 'Leningrad'Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op.60 - 'Leningrad'
Till TomorrowTill Tomorrow
West Side StoryWest Side Story