New CD Release: Composer Gary Carpenter “SET” with RLPO *****
“SET” – a new CD of works by British composer Gary Carpenter has been released on the Nimbus record label during March 2019. Kathryn sings “Love’s Eternity” with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Clark Rundell.
CD Review ***** “These are all impressive and rewarding pieces…Carpenter has produced something special here, deeply affecting settings (as he says, as much to do with Death as the cited Love) and in which Kathryn Rudge excels. Sometimes, listening to music can be so devastating on the emotions. There is beauty and solace here.” Classical Source 2019
“Gary Carpenter – one of Britain’s most diverse and engaging composers. Each of the immaculately crafted compositions moves effortlessly between contagious toe tapping energy to more reflective, poignant and timeless pieces. His is a sound world enthused with quirky jazzy undertones and lush orchestrations – a truly contemporary composer whose musical language speaks to all. He is the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s Composer in Association and this CD sees conductor Clark Rundell and Andrew Manze bring the RLPO, with soloists Iain Ballamy (saxophone) and Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano) to life. This CD is a gem to be discovered! A must for music connoisseurs of all ages and those wanting to delve into the musical imagination of one Britain’s quietly impressive talents.”