The London Welsh Centre today features the CD of Dylan for baritone and harp, performed and recorded by Roderick Williams and Sioned Williams. This was premiered at the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea and was followed by a performance at the Wigmore Hall two days later.
Click here for London Welsh Centre coverage and film of some of the song cycle.
Piano Trio Recording
May 05, 2020
With the music industry decimated by Covid-19 it is a pleasure to have positive news. At the time of writing, plans are in place for the recording of two piano trios of Michael's by the formidable Aquinas Piano Trio. Subject to the continual disruption the recording will be made in late October 2020. The trios have a long separation in terms of writing, the first was premiered at the Purcell Room in 1997, the second has been especially written for this recording. A short piece for violin and piano, Faulstone Hollow, will also be recorded.
February 2020: RPO Recording 1st Edit Update
February 20, 2020
The first edit of two works recorded in September 2019 by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Choir are scheduled for early Spring. This will run alongside the firming up of release plans which will be announced over the coming months.
Silvered Night - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Mark Bebbington (piano)
The Angry Garden - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Choir
Both works were conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton.
7th February 2020: New Recording Released
February 07, 2020
A new recording of the flute and piano work The Balancing of Opposites is now available for purchase. Featuring flautist Philippa Davies and pianist Megumi Fujita.
Click here for more information and to purchase. The score is also available.
New Work Available for Purchase
December 01, 2019
The score of a new piano work, Variations on Papaver Rhoeas is now available for purchase. A recording of the work made in 2018 by Megumi Fujita is also available.
Angry Garden Soloists Confirmed
September 15, 2019
We are delighted to be working with Stephanie Corley, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Ed Lyon and William Berger in the recording of The Angry Garden on September 21st 2019.
Stephanie Corley: used by permission of Hazard Chase
Marta Fontanals-Simmons: Victoria Cadisch
Ed Lyon: Gerard Collett
William Berger: used by permission of William Berger
Mark Bebbington: Piano soloist for Silvered Night
August 29, 2019
International concert pianist Mark Bebbington has been confirmed as the soloist for a recording of Michael's new work Silvered Night which is to be recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Choir this September 21st.
See Mark's website here:- https://markbebbington.co.uk
Image used by permission from Catherine Gosney
Hilary Davan Wetton confirmed as conductor of two new works
August 14, 2019
September's recording of The Angry Garden and The Silvered Night will feature Hilary Davan Wetton as conductor. Hilary has led a distinguished career as a choral conductor and we are looking forward to his involvement with this project.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Recording: The Angry Garden
July 09, 2019
On September 21st this year, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Choir will record Michael's large-scale work The Angry Garden in London.
Originally premiered in aid of the World Wildlife Fund, the work is intimately connected with Michael's concern for the state of our planet.
More info can be found at the Works page. The text of the work is by poet Simon Rae.
Michael records new work for Flute and Piano in London
November 08, 2018
On Monday 29th October, Michael recorded a new work for flute and piano, The Balancing of Opposites. One of the UK's leading flautists, Philippa Davies, joined pianist Megumi Fujita who was in the country to premiere a new work for piano to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The five-movement work for flute and piano is inspired by the sculpture Discobolus, by Myron.
See the Works page for an introduction to the work.