RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
The record label Dutton Vocalion was established in 1993, initially as Dutton Laboratories, by British recording and re-mastering engineer Michael Dutton. It specialises in modern digital recordings and in CD reissues of music recorded between the 1920s and 1970s.
From 1999, Dutton Epoch has concentrated on previously unrecorded music by twentieth century British classical composers, including Edgar Bainton, Granville Bantock, Arnold Bax, Rutland Boughton, York Bowen, Arthur Butterworth and William Hurlstone, sometimes also straying into other territory such as recordings by British artists.
Further information: duttonvocalion.co.uk
CD Spotlight. Lightness and Joyousness - Geoff Pearce strongly recommends Josephine Knight's recordings of works for cello and orchestra by Robert Schumann and Alfredo Piatti. 'This is a beautifully presented disc, the orchestra and soloist work very well together, are in very fine fettle and the recordings could easily be put up there with the very best.'
CD Spotlight. Unjustly Neglected - Orchestral tone poems by Boughton and Bainton impress Robert Anderson. '... performed with conviction and sensitivity ...'
CD Spotlight. Consistently Solid - Kurt Masur and others conduct Mendelssohn, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... too often short on graciousness, charm or buoyancy.'
CD Spotlight. Striking Individuality - Choral music by Cecilia McDowall, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... clarity and conviction.'
Profile. An ideal lifestyle - Remembering Sir John and others. Bill Newman visits Lady Evelyn Barbirolli