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Turning Towards You: Music by Robin Walker / Various

Release Date: 06/21/2019 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 25180  
Composer:  Robin Walker
Performer:  Emma McGrathJohn TurnerLeon BoschMin-Jung Kym,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Howarth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester SinfoniaManchester Camerata Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Robin Walker began his musical life as Head Chorister at York Minster then studied under David Lumsdaine at Durham and Anthony Milner at the Royal College of Music. His early work was seriously modernist but since the 1980s he has worked on an ‘instinctual’ approach involving a relationship with Nature, a sense of Place and our position within it, even including ‘folk-style’ elements – also to some extent informed by studying the music and dance of India. Leading soloists and the award winning Manchester Sinfonia present a range of works for solo instruments and the remarkable and inspired Concerto for Violin, Recorder and Strings (‘A Prayer and a Dance of Two Spirits’); the album follows a purely orchestra set recently issued by Toccata. Read more John Turner is one of the world’s leading recorder players with a long and distinguished career; Emma McGrath is currently concertmaster/principal violin of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Jennifer Langridge is a busy soloist and chamber musician and has been principal cello of Psappha for 24 years. Leon Bosch is an internationally renowned double bass virtuoso with over a dozen solo albums to his name, Min-Jung Kym is a Steinway Artist career, having already performed with many leading orchestras and she was pianist of choice of legendary violinist Ruggiero Ricci. Read less

Works on This Recording

A Prayer and a Dance of Two Spirits by Robin Walker
Performer:  Emma McGrath (Violin), John Turner (Recorder)
Conductor:  Richard Howarth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Sinfonia
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2007; England 
The Song of Bone on Stone by Robin Walker
Performer:  Leon Bosch (Double Bass)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2018; England 
I Thirst by Robin Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Manchester Camerata Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; England 
Turning Towards You by Robin Walker
Performer:  Leon Bosch (Double Bass), Min-Jung Kym (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; England 
His Spirit Over the Waters by Robin Walker
Performer:  Jennifer Langridge (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2003; England 
A Rune for St. Mary's by Robin Walker
Performer:  John Turner (Recorder)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2003; England 
She took me down to Cayton Bay by Robin Walker
Performer:  Emma McGrath (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2018; England 

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