A Summer's Day
Label: STONE RECORDS
Format: COMPACT DISC
Fogel, Martin; Little Venice Ensemble; Andersson, Susanna; Andersson, Johan Skeppstedt
A Summer’s Day is a wonderful collection of chamber music and songs from England and Sweden, performed by the Little Venice Ensemble. Following on the from the success of their Christmas disc, Deck the Halls, the group has collected repertoire from their regular annual summer concerts to produce a beautiful program of music for a summer’s day. Lindberg’s setting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 is the inspiration for the disc, with other Swedish composers including Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Monica Dominique, and Abba’s Benny Andersson interspersed with English works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Arnold and John Duarte. The ensemble’s violinist, Björn Kleiman, also shares the composing credits with his exquisite chamber work, Lady’s Mantle. Founded in London in 2012, the Little Venice Ensemble is a flexible group with a string quartet at its core, made up of international musician friends from Europe and beyond.