Sunday, February 02, 2003


Following on from the Elizabeth Lutyens profile below, her listed recordings, in addition to the excellent retrospective Chamber Works detailed on NMC Records, are 'Verses of Love' performed by the Ionian Singers (cond. Timothy Salter) on the USK recording Twentieth Century British Choral Music, and 'As I walked Out One Evening' (with Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Graham Johnson) on Hyperion's 'In Praise of Woman'. Also the 'Trio' on New English Clarinet Music, 'Six Bagatelles' and 'O saisons, O châteaux' on Cala's 'Red Leaves', 'The Country of the Stars' (collection of the same name), 'Encore - Maybe' on 'Perspectives: Contemporary British Piano Music' (both USK), and 'Echo of the Wind' on 'Invocations: Contemporary British Viola Music' (Black Box). 'The Stevie Smith Songs' are on the deleted 'Dreamscapes' (Unicorn-Kanchana).

Tomorrow, 3 February 2003, Troubadisc release Lutyens' 'String Quartet No 6' on 'String Quartets by Women Composers'. The time is surely nigh for someone to look into a boxed set, but the commercial climate hardly seems hospitable to that kind of daring venture...

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