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.
5A Short While For Dreaming: Choral works by Peter WarlockAlma & Gustav Mahler LiederFeels Like HomeHaydn: The London SonatasHjemklangJ.F. Fasch: Quartets and ConcertosMaiden VoyageMoanin'Puccini: La BohemeSymphony No. 7 in C Major, Op.60 - 'Leningrad'Till TomorrowWest Side Story