Lorelt, the label that pioneers the compositional work of women, is releasing one of the most important female composers of her generation, Elizabeth Maconchy. The land is undoubtedly the outstanding work of Maconchy’s early years. It was her first work for symphony orchestra and was composed as she was finishing her studies at the RCM.
The Arts Desk
7th January 2012
“It’s a real surprise to discover how uncompromising and un-English the music on this disc sounds...taken in smallish doses, there’s plenty to fascinate on this well-produced and annotated disc...The ever-enterprising Odaline de la Martinez conducts, and she's a brilliant advocate for a genuine, underrated talent.”
“[The Land is] a strikingly confident and powerful creation, full of distinctive invention, imaginatively scored and much admired......Odaline de la Martinez's performances with the BBC Scottish SO have endearing spirit and no mean discipline to commend them; the London-based Brazilian pianist Clelia Iruzun is on notably deft form in the Concertino.”
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