Nature

Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Karen Kamensek conductor
Oliver Knussen conductor
Huw Watkins piano

GRAMOPHONE’S ‘ESSENTIAL NEW ALBUM’

“…the glinting, melodically fragmented Davies piano concerto that gives the album its title is another showstopper.” The New York Times

“On this new release, Dune of Footsteps and the suite What Did We See? – performed by The Norwegian Radio Orchestra – display the sweep, fluency and textural subtleties that have become increasingly evident as Tansy Davies’s compositional voice has matured.” The Wire

“For something entirely positive and heart-warming, the short piece Re-greening (2015), which Davies wrote for the NYO GB to play and sing without a conductor, is wonderfully deft and touching…Perhaps, it says, just perhaps, a truly green rebirth is still possible – environmental resurrection, not global extinction?” Gramophone

“Davies’s distinctive language – ideally rendered by the NYO – gives an edgy update to the so-called Cow Pat School-style of music popularised by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, et al.” ★★★★★ BBC Music Magazine

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Includes: Dune of FootprintsNatureBetween WorldsRe-greening
label: NMC
NMC D260