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.
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.
Vocalion was established in 1997 for CDs of various kinds of light, easy listening, jazz and dance music.
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. Striking Individuality - Choral music by Cecilia McDowall, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... clarity and conviction.'