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) Released 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 – https://www.rebeccaclarke.org/shop-rebecca-clarke/
The score of the Ruth Lomon orchestration (and parts for performance) are available here – https://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) Released 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