HAPPY 130TH BIRTHDAY, REBECCA CLARKE!

Interest continues to build in the music of the exceptionally talented British-American violist and composer, Rebecca Clarke. Two exciting new CD albums containing and even featuring her works have recently been released just in time for her birthday!

(1) Lomon Orchestration CDReleased on July 8, 2016, the Dutton Vocalion album (CDLX7329) includes the Hallé Orchestra and virtuoso violist Sarah-Jane Bradley performing the first ever commercially-released recording of Ruth Lomon’s orchestrated version of Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata as well as world premieres of works by Benjamin Dale, Richard Walthew and Harry Waldo Warner. According to Dutton Vocalion, “Ruth Lomon’s orchestration of Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata is splendidly authentic, emphasising the romantic sensibility latent in Clarke’s piano score.” This album will soon be available for purchase (listening samples available now!) via The Rebecca Clarke Society webshop –  http://www.rebeccaclarke.org/shop-rebecca-clarke/

The score of the Ruth Lomon orchestration (and parts for performance) are available here – http://www.rebeccaclarke.org/concerto/

Also, Clarke fans outside of the U.S. may purchase the CD on the website of the CD company, http://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7329, but we do hope that those in the U.S. will buy it on our website (where it will be available very soon!)

(2) Music for Cello frontReleased on August 12, 2016, the Lyrita album (SRCD.354) features all of Clarke’s cello works performed by renowned cellist Raphael Wallfisch and pianist John York. This marks only the second commercially-released recording of Clarke’s monumental Rhapsody for cello and piano! The album is available via the usual places (Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, etc.) and more information may be found here – http://www.allmusic.com/album/rebecca-clarke-music-for-cello-piano-mw0002965754

 

A New CD Album Featuring the Cello Works by Rebecca Clarke Was Just Released on August 12, 2016! Check It Out!

Cellist Raphael Wallfisch and pianist John York collaborate to bring Clarke’s expressive, dynamic and extremely colorful music to life!

This album, produced by the Lyrita label, includes a second recording of Clarke’s monumental Rhapsody for cello and piano, which unfortunately remains unpublished.

For more information, click here.

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Lincoln Trio Releases New Album Featuring Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio

Highly-esteemed Lincoln Trio has released its new album today, which features Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio! Celebrated Chicago chamber ensemble Lincoln Trio honors its families’ national origins on a highly personal new album of substantial 20th-century piano trios by composers from England, Armenia, and Switzerland.

“Trios From Our Homelands,” the Lincoln Trio’s third album for Cedille Records, was released today, August 12 (Cedille Records CDR 90000 165).

For more information, click here.

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Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis return for their third Brighton Fringe recital to celebrate women composers. The programme will consist of an exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works, such as REBECCA CLARKE’s “Midsummer Moon” and “Lullaby,” Amy Beach‘s “Romance, Op. 23” and “Invocation, Op. 55” as well as works by Clara Schumann, Cécile Chaminade, Ann Bartholomew, Ethel Barns and Lili Boulanger!

The event will take place on 14 May at 17:00 at Roedean Chapel,
Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton, East Sussex,
BN2 5RQ and tickets are £10 (£7.50).

https://www.brightonfringe.org/…/missing-pieces-celebrating…

ALSO, a shorter concert by the same duo and consisting of much of the same music will take place twice at 2 venues in Edinburgh as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe:

St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, Edinburgh
13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA on Tue 16 Aug (19:30 – 20:30). Ticket info: £7.50 (£5) / 0131 225 3847

Stockbridge Parish Church, Edinburgh
7b Saxe Coburg Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5BN on Sun 14 Aug (16:00 – 17:00). Ticket info: £7.50 (£5) / 0131 332 0122

https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/…/590904-missing-piec…/

Sophia Bartlette

Alexandria Festival of the Lakes Concert Series Will Feature Rebecca Clarke’s Morpheus for Viola and Piano!

Alexandria Festival of the Lakes Concert Series will feature Rebecca Clarke’s Morpheus for Viola and Piano performed by David Auerbach (viola) and Sonja Thompson (piano)!

The second Festival concert will take place this Saturday, August 6, 7:00 PM at Alexandria United Methodist Church, 2210 6th Ave East
Alexandria, MN. The concert will also include works by Mozart, Debussy, JS Bach, Marcel Tornier, Carlos Salzedo and Andre Jolivet.

Tickets are $15 for adults and FREE for students for concert evenings only. (Free student tickets will not be released in advance.) All seats are General Admission.

For more information, click here.

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