Folk Tales: British Cello & Piano Miniatures
Format: COMPACT DISC
Peregrine, Gerald; Ingham, Antony
All of the composers on this album were part of a new ‘English Style’ that blended traditional lyricism with wider influences from Europe and Scandinavia. They shared a rebelliousness against established musical conservatism and created vivid responses to nature and the living folk heritage of England and Ireland. From Vaughan Williams’ enchanting textures, via Bax and Bridge’s harmonic surprises, to Delius’s return to his roots at the end of his life- this is a rich collection of shimmering gems from the British Isles. Gerald Peregrine is an Irish cellist who has established a career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral performer. Born in Dublin to a large musical family, he studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Dublin Institute of Technology, before commencing his studies in London with William Pleeth. He plays on a French cello by Roger and Max Millant and a bow by Eugene Sartory. Antony Ingham studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Royal College of Music, where he now works regularly as a piano accompanist at the junior and senior departments for competitions, exams and recitals. He has performed as a collaborative pianist in concert halls all over the world, and is a dedicated piano teacher.