The classical chart-topping piece, a reimagining of Vivaldi’s classic, will be paired with meditative masterworks by Vasks and Pärt for new Rubicon Classics recording:
Max Richter Four Seasons Recomposed
Pēteris Vasks Lonely Angel
Arvo Pärt Fratres
Fenella and CGS will mark the album’s launch with a performance of Recomposed at Proms at St Jude’s, Hampstead Garden Suburb on 24 June 2019. Their last performance of the Richter at the Southbank Centre in October sold out within weeks.
Apple Music has chosen Spring 1 from the disc for inclusion in their The A-List: Classical. The album will be available at the buttons below:
Picked as The Strad Magazine's Recommended Recording for April 2019 ("revealing Humphreys and Eimer at their stellar best"), and described on BBC Radio 3's Record Review as an 'absolutely exquisite album', Fenella's new disc 'So Many Stars' is now out on Stone Records. A collaboration with pianist Nicola Eimer, the CD is a collection of Sonatinas by Jean Sibelius, Lennox Berkeley, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, William Alwyn, Gordon Crosse and Jean Françaix. The title is taken from Sibelius' diaries as he was writing his Sonatina - "My childhood sky is full of stars — so many stars"
The disc is available on iTunes, Amazon and in all good record stores.
Fenella's 2nd Bach 2 The Future CD on Champs Hill Records was nominated in the Instrumental category, alongside recordings by Krystian Zimerman and Sean Shibe. The panel stated:
"This gutsy and exhilarating disc completes violinist Fenella Humphreys’s laudable project to commission and record six companion pieces to Bach’s Partitas. Featuring splendid new compositions by Sally Beamish, Peter Maxwell Davies and Adrian Sutton alongside works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Stravinsky and Sibelius, the disc is performed with great precision and verve."
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