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MIND MUSIC
ELIZABETH JORDAN & LYNSEY MARSH (Clarinets & Basset Horn)
NORTHERN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA / STEPHEN BARLOW

Superb music by four composers who either suffered from degenerative disease or lost parents to Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Disease; played by two soloists who also lost parents to these ailments which affect nearly every family on the planet in some way or other; this set is released for the benefit of Parkinson's UK, a leading British charity in the field, whose work will have immense benefits to sufferers and their families worldwide.


CD DURATION:  89:23 (2 discs)

AUDIO SAMPLE: Sonatine No. 1 (Richard Strauss) extract




dealer release date: April 21, 2017
BUY FROM THE UK:

£12.00


BUY FROM THE USA:

$15.99


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CD program:
Felix Mendelssohn:
Concert-piece No. 1 in F major, Op. 113
Richard Strauss:
Sonatina No. 1 in F major
John Adams:
Gnarly Buttons
Kevin Malone:
The Last Memory
review extracts: for full reviews click here

“This is much more than a merely worthy addition to the recorded repertoire. It is a fine collection of works, admirably performed, and of pieces imaginatively chosen and too rarely performed. Performances throughout impress. Stephen Barlow and the Northern Chamber Orchestra are on excellent form (Lynsey Marsh directs for just the Mendelssohn) and the collection will give enormous pleasure.” – Michael Wilkinson (MusicWeb)

Friends of music for woodwinds will be 100% satisfied. These recordings with the 'Northern Chamber Orchestra' under Stephen Barlow seem to us to be particularly interesting musically. They radiate a great deal of temperament and agility.” – Remy Franck (Pizzicato)

“Mind Music began as a fundraiser for Parkinson's UK. Yet these readings of clarinet music are upbeat... wonderfully rich, well-tuned sound. Marsh and Jordan meld the solo instruments with orchestra into a cheerful, satisfying whole.” – Roger Knox (The Whole Note)

“It's a game of two halves in this approachable programme. The two halves are because CD1 is more traditional, CD2 modern — living composers — but the two go together well and the works are serious but also humorous. It's all in a good cause — profits go to Parkinson's UK.” – Jeremy Condliffe (The Chronicle)