New from Champs Hill Records, Madrigali dell’Estate, Italian inspired vocal works by Stephen McNeff for Clare McCaldin (mezzo), with Andrew West (piano) and the Orchestra Nova Ensemble, conducted by George Vass.
Madrigali Dell’Estate – La sabbia del Tempo
A Voice of One Delight – Part 2 Livorno (Clare McCaldin, Orchestra Nova Ensemble, George Vass)
What the Press says:
BBC Music Magazine ****
Brilliantly backlit cameos of sand and tide, shore and slimy estuary… The recital is completed by McNeff’s irresistible Abruzzo folksong settings. Hilary Finch
This is a daring and striking disc, wonderfully enterprising in its repertoire and superb in execution. For anyone interested in modern song-writing, the disc is a must.
The Classical Reviewer
There are some remarkably fine songs on this disc, performed beautifully, so much so that I want to hear more of both Stephen McNeff and Clare McCaldin.
I really enjoyed this disc, and it provides a great showcase for both singer and composer. Nick Boston