The classical chart-topping piece, a reimagining of Vivaldi’s classic, is paired with meditative masterworks by Vasks and Pärt for this new Rubicon Classics recording:
Max Richter Four Seasons Recomposed
Pēteris Vasks Lonely Angel
Arvo Pärt Fratres
Apple Music chose Spring 1 from the disc for inclusion in their The A-List: Classical and on release the album was no. 3 in the iTunes Classical Charts. It was chosen as one of BBC Radio 3’s pick of new releases on Essential Classics; chosen for Apple Music’s Classical A-List; was Scala Radio’s Album of the Week, and was been described by BBC Radio 3’s Record Review as “...a fine new recording... ...a delight. The whole thing is gently expressive, meditative, touching and very effective", and calling Fenella's playing on the album "fresh and engaging".
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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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