The Call - Introducing The Next Generation Of Clas
Label: STONE RECORDS
Format: COMPACT DISC
Kilsby, Laurence; Sedgwick, Dominic; Martineau, Malcolm; Nonoa, Madison; Otterburn, Alex; Jones, Martha; Lyddon, Angharad
The Call is the debut recording both inspired and supported by MOMENTUM: Our Future, Now, the initiative created by soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan in response to the 2020 global pandemic. Momentum enables younger performers to share the main stage with established artists, providing an immediate and practical response to the crisis. The initiative has seen a host of the world’s leading soloists, conductors, orchestras and institutions rally to help their younger colleagues, providing much needed work and professional performance experience at this deeply challenging time. "The Call" was the idea of leading accompanist Malcolm Martineau, who generously invited six young singers to record a selection of songs – each choosing items with which they had a particular, personal connection. The result is a wonderfully varied recital of German, French, Welsh, English and Russian repertoire, sung and played with heartfelt commitment and guided by Malcolm Martineau’s characteristic virtuosity. The album was recorded in Snape, courtesy of the generosity of Roger Wright and Britten Pears Arts.