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Rob Fokkens CD Releases 2017

3 October 2017 Comments Off on Great reception for three 2017 recording releases featuring Rob Fokkens Views: 474 CE News

Great reception for three 2017 recording releases featuring Rob Fokkens

Rob Fokken’s music has already featured on acclaimed releases in 2017, here’s a snapshot:

An Eventful Morning In East London: 21st Century Violin Concertos

Harriet McKenzie – Violin
Kenneth Woods – Conductor
English Symphony Orchestra
Nimbus Alliance NI6295

Featuring Rob Fokkens An Eventful Morning In East London

“Fokkens has Charles Ives’s ability to enrich his own imaginatively orchestrated style with “found” music — in this case an outdoor African soundscape that seems to incorporate a passing funeral procession replete with snatches of Dies Irae as well as a jazz band. That makes for a fascinating 13 minutes.”
Richard Morrison, The Times

“A truly fascinating piece, indeed the highlight of this album. This is a terrific album, well worth a listen!”
Lynn René Bayley, The Art Music Lounge

preview & buy here

From My Beloved Country

New South African piano music
Renée Reznek – piano
Prima Facie PFCD055

Featuring Rob Fokkens Five Minatures 

“On ‘From My Beloved Country’ Renée Reznek serves up honesty, celebration and reflection in equal measure. The result is charming, thoroughly enjoyable and refreshing.”
Adam Fergler review

“A welcome opportunity to hear contemporary South African piano works particularly in such fine performances”
The Classical Reviewer

preview & buy here

Calliope

Sarah Dacey – Soprano
Belinda Jones – Piano
Foundary Records

Featuring Rob Fokkens Worry/Don’t Worry and also Bushra El-Turk’s You’d Better Learn Your Alphabet, Dear

“much more than a repertoire sampler. It’s also a bold statement on behalf of British contemporary art song; and a wonderfully fun, sexy, provocative record to boot”
Tim Rutherford-Johnson

“There’s loads of theatre in here…it’s what we need to add to our repertoire of listening”
BBC Radio 3’s ‘Record Review’

preview & buy here

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