Fourth disc in series (of six) featuring young composers working in the UK.
Richard Causton’s RPS Award winning chamber work Phoenix.
Some of the last recordings made by the London Sinfonietta’s acclaimed principal flautist Sebastian Bell.
Jerwood Series 4 includes music by William Attwood, Joanna Bailie and Richard Causton. Phoenix, commissioned for the London Sinfonietta by Henry Greenfield, won Richard Causton the coveted chamber-scale composition prize at the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2007. It is paired with Sleep for solo flute, one of the last recordings made by the London Sinfonietta’s principal flautist Sebastian Bell before his death in September 2007. William Attwood and Joanna Bailie have established reputations in the UK and on the continent as both composers and as joint directors of innovative performing ensembles; Attwood is involved with Ensemble Grenzpunkt, whilst Bailie runs Ensemble Plus-Minus.
“This fourth instalment in the London Sinfonietta's Jerwood Series brings a further selection of contrasted works from the past five years. The performances… are as committed as expected, with the live ambience posing few problems in terms of recorded sound...”