Landscapes, real and imagined: Chamber Works by Judith Bingham

Landscapes, real and imagined: Chamber works by Judith Bingham

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Total playing time [91:11]

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Yeree Suh (soprano)
Chamber Domaine

Landscapes, whether real or imagined have been a recurring theme in the chamber music of Judith Bingham, performed here by the internationally renowned Chamber Domaine and the supremely talented Korean soprano Yeree Suh.

Featuring a wide variety of her chamber music from across her career as a composer, this album, consisting entirely of world premiere recordings, includes one of Bingham’s most performed works – Chapman’s Pool for piano trio – and the extremely virtuosic setting for solo soprano of words by David Lyons, The Cathedral of Trees.

Also included is My Father’s Arms, commissioned by Chamber Domaine to mark the composer’s 50th birthday, which is a powerful and emotive response to the impact of war on children.

Tracklist

Fifty Shades of Green:
1. Exotic Forest
2. The Agave
3. The Shadow and... Jaguar!

4. The Moon over Westminster Cathedral

5. The Cathedral of Trees

Chapman's Pool
6. Sombre, vague, con rubato
7. Minuet and Trio
8. Flying from Lulworth to Corfe Castle
9. Chapman's Pool and the Hale-Bopp Comet

10. The Shadow Side of Joy Finzi

11. L'Usignolo

12. The Mystery of Boranup

Shelley Dreams
13. Seeking for ghosts
14. Paper boat building
15. Bedtime stories
16. Venice: Lagoon scene, moonlight
17. Fire Balloons, laden with knowledge

18. See and keep silent

My Father's Arms
19. Prelude & Amputation
20. My Father's Arms
21. Cornerstone & Postlude

‘A generous and varied showcase for this most communicative of composers.'

- Gramophone

‘The recording quality is as outstanding as the performances; Chamber Domaine is surely a group with which any composer would be ecstatic to work, and renditions of this calibre are no less than Bingham's music deserves.’
International Record Review

‘A generous and varied showcase for this most communicative of composers. […] Copious, user-friendly presentation sets the seal on an exemplary issue. Do investigate!’
Gramophone

'The players of Chamber Domaine, in various combinations, give faithful, sincere performances and inhabit her assertive, eloquent sound world like natives'
The Strad

'[...] the remarkable Korean soprano Yeree Suh [...] sings the stand-out tracks on this collection, The Cathedral of Trees, a sinuous, virtuosic setting of words by David Lyons'
The Observer

'[...] the enterprising new label Resonus Classics has made a previously unrecorded selection of [Bingham's] music for their second release [...] Now they have two releases to be proud of.'
MusicWeb International ('Discovery of the month')

'This is a classy production of [Bingham's] chamber and vocal works by an enterprising and innovative group. Recommended as of interest throughout and very good value'
Musical Pointers

Credits
© 2011 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2011 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10102
Producer: Adam Binks
Engineer: Gary Thomas
Assistant Engineer: Mat Bartram
EAN: 5060262790014
Cover Image: Night before the storm by Ioana Davies (Fotolia.com)