Kathryn features on a new Chandos Records CD released on 4th May 2018 of ‘Roussel’s Evocations’ with performers Alessandro Fisher (tenor), Francois Le Roux (baritone) BBC Philharmonic. the CBSO choir and Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier.
“Maestro Yan Pascal Tortelier celebrates his twenty five-year recording career and seventy-album discography on Chandos with this album of three of Roussel’s most remarkable compositions. It follows a highly praised Birmingham concert with the same forces, namely the exceptional BBCPO and CBSO Chorus, and three revelatory soloists: Kathryn Rudge, 2017 BBC New Generation Artist, the young tenor Alessandro Fisher, joint first prize winner at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, and François Le Roux, famous for his award-winning performances of French operas. Although very rarely recorded, Evocations stands as a monument in the compositional life of Roussel, depicting scenes, sounds, and colours from his experiences of India. Also featured are the audacious Pour une fete de printemps, originally composed as a Scherzo for his controversial Second Symphony, and the later Suite in F, which was performed in Paris several times after its Boston premiere, to critical acclaim”