VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
TOCC 0520 (Toccata Classics, CD)
Playing time: 77'16"
Booklet pages: 20
℗ 2019 Toccata Classics
© 2019 Toccata Classics
Main country of recording: United States of America
Reviewer: Roderic Dunnett
Review of Gerard Schurmann: Chamber and Instrumental Music and Songs, Vol 4 published on 14 February 2022
Randall Bills, tenor
Mark Robson, piano
Maxim Rubtsov, flute
Mikhail Korzhev, piano
Gerard Schurmann (born 1924):
Chuench'i: Song-Cycle from the Chinese (1966)
1 New Corn
2 Plucking the Rushes
3 Shang Ya!
4 Flowers and Moonlight on the Spring River
5 Look at that Little Bay of the Ch'i
7 At the End of Spring
8 Moonbird for solo flute (1998) (first recording)
Four Pastoral Preludes for piano (2012) (first recording)
13 Sonatina for Flute and Piano (1968) (first recording) Sostenuto - Allegro vivace - Lento - Variations 1-5 - Allegro vivace - Sostenuto
Two Ballades for Piano: Homage to Janáček (1981-3) (first recording)
Six Songs of William Blake (1956, revised 1997 and 2018) (first recording)
16 Augury -
17 Ah! Sun-flower
18 I Laid Me Down Upon a Bank
20 The Sick Rose
21 To the Evening Star
Recorded on 10 July 2018 (Moonbird and Flute Sonatina), 24 September 2018 (Chuench'i and Six Songs of William Blake) and 25 September 2018 (Four Pastoral Preludes and Two Ballades) at Allegro Recordings, Burbank, California, USA