Bicycle Rag is a rather fun commission for the artist Emma Jane Semmens to accompany an animation about the legendary cyclist Eddy Merckx. The finished product can be seen on Vimeo.
“This is a charming disc, featuring material which is often overlooked. One thread which links the songs is the composers’ sympathy to the text. Whilst some of the songs might be musically a bit thin, there is no doubt that all the composers were aiming to bring out the charms of the words. Kate Semmens […]
We have produced a new edition of Henry Purcell’s ever-popular “Music for a While” Z.583. It is available in the original key (starting on C), down a third (starting on A – probably the original sounding pitch) and down a fourth, starting on G. The download page is here.
After the success of Delicatessen, Steven and Kate were keen to delve further into the goody-bag of English song and have assembled a real treasure-trove of music! They went back to the Sendesaal in Bremen in May and recorded a new selection of choice morsels! Available from this site, post free in UK, and with […]
The Guardian newspaper has published a nice comment about DeNote’s new Mozart recording: “John Irving’s fortepiano rippling like the missing woodwind in the famous Adagio. Solo clarinet and violin share the limelight, and the elaborations are stylish.”
Whilst Volume 2 is in preparation, Ensemble DeNOTE have been gathering some fantastic reviews for their for their first volume of Mozart’s Chamber Music. “it is an excellent recording of some, perhaps lesser-known, music by Mozart, played on period instruments with considerable (and appropriate) style by Ensemble DeNOTE” said Andrew Benson-Wilson on his Early Music […]
With the headline “superbly inflected performances”, the review by Sir Nicholas Kenyon descibe the performances bringing “gorgeously subtle colouring, with John Irving’s fortepiano …and Jane Booth’s clarinet outstanding.” See here for the full review. You can buy the disc here.
Devine Music is so thrilled with our new release of Mozart Chamber Music featuring the very versatile, scholarly and wonderful Ensemble DeNote. They are launching this recording with a series of concerts: November 17th Bromsgrove Music Society: Mozart Chamber Music with Marcus Barcham Stevens, Oliver Wilson, Ruth Alford, Jane Booth and John Irving Artix Theatre, […]