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Habershon: Found In Winter / Halstead, London Primavera


Release Date: 07/19/2019 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: DDA25191  
Composer:  Helen Habershon
Performer:  Helen HabershonJohn LenehanAndrew FullerJohn Anderson
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Primavera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Helen Habershon’s writing is instinctive and inspired. She is passionate about ‘our incredible natural world’ and it is the main source for her music. ‘Found in Winter’ expresses the many different faces of winter with its varied moods, and the ever-present threat of climatic change both cyclic and man-made. The music has been wonderfully arranged for small orchestra (most tracks) by John Lenehan and is unashamedly light, tuneful, impressionistic and almost visual in its impact. This album follows two previous albums which were Album of the Month and Album of the Week respectively. Helen is principally a clarinetist with a distinguished international concert, radio and TV career; after a serious injury to both wrists, she turned to Read more composition and has never looked back, though now once again able to perform – as she does on this album. The performers on the album have all established themselves as leading lights; John Anderson is one of the most recorded oboists in the world and professor of oboe at the Royal College of Music; Andrew Fuller left the RPO to follow a career in solo and chamber performances, very successfully and John Lenehan has appeared on over 70 albums including solo recordings for Sony receiving many plaudits. The London Primavera was formed in 1986 and consists of the foremost chamber musicians in Britain. It has appeared at many international festivals, has made two TV series, and several recordings. Anthony Halstead has made over 50 albums all around the world with leading ensembles and is one of Britain’s most sought-after and versatile conductors. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Winter Arrives by Helen Habershon
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Primavera Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
2.
Far Out in the Ocean by Helen Habershon
Performer:  Helen Habershon (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Primavera Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
3.
Farewell Ice by Helen Habershon
Performer:  John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
4.
Requiem - Anna Akhmatova by Helen Habershon
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Primavera Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
5.
Found in the Rain by Helen Habershon
Performer:  John Lenehan (Piano), Helen Habershon (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Primavera Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
6.
The Bronze Horseman by Helen Habershon
Performer:  Helen Habershon (Clarinet), John Lenehan (Piano), Andrew Fuller (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
7.
Peace by Helen Habershon
Performer:  John Anderson (Oboe)
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Primavera Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
8.
Before Time Began by Helen Habershon
Performer:  John Lenehan (Piano), Helen Habershon (Clarinet), John Anderson (Oboe),
Andrew Fuller (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
9.
Day of Judgement by Helen Habershon
Conductor:  Anthony Halstead
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Primavera Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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